DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
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How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • All required fields in both the profile and application form, including essays on research and career goals
  • Selection of up to five projects from the DHS HS-STEM project catalog at http://public.orau.org/SAWD/DHS-Ed/
  • Transcripts for all postsecondary institutions attended during the last two years and proof of enrollment during the Fall 2015
  • Minimum of two references received by the deadline for references to complete online recommendations (see Key Dates)

For detailed application requirements, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/application.html

For a tutorial on how to build a successful DHS HS-STEM application, please read http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/Building%20a%20Successful%20Application.pdf

If you have questions, send an email message to DHSed@orau.org.  Please include the program name (DHS HS-STEM) in the subject of your email.

Application Deadline
12/20/2015 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

For detailed program information, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

  • United States (U.S.) citizenship as of the application deadline
  • At least 18 years of age by May 1, 2016
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring/Summer 2015
  • Pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives
  • Full-time enrollment as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student

 For complete program eligibility conditions, please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/eligibility.html

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Overall GPA: 3.30
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (5 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (16 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (45 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (6 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 )