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The Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) for Cyber in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to experience and learn about the cybersecurity work completed every day by dedicated DHS personnel. Each assignment is unique, providing selected students the opportunity to be involved in one or more important projects.
Students will be assigned to one of the Operational and Support Components that currently make up the Department of Homeland Security.
Students will engage with and develop an understanding of DHS cyber efforts in the following areas:
As an SHP intern, you'll have the opportunity to:
Appointments for summer placements are for up to 12 weeks.
Various locations throughout DC Metropolitan Area. Some positions will be offered virtually.
Review and Selection Process
DHS Operational and Support Components will start reviewing applications and making selections as soon as applications are received. Hence, you should not wait until the last minute to submit an application. DHS Operational and Support Components are looking for a match between their available projects and your educational background, experience, interests, skills and career goals. DHS may conduct interviews with candidates before making final selections.
Completed applications will undergo an eligibility and compliance check by ORISE. Final selections will be made by a federal official from DHS who will notify ORISE of final selections. ORISE will notify applicants.
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DHS, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE Letter of Appointment and Terms of Appointment.
While the participant will not enter into an employment relationship with DHS or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. All placements are contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation process and subsequent ability to gain access to the assigned facility. The anticipated background investigation requirements for students participating at DHS is: Public Trust or Secret.
Students must plan to be enrolled Fall 2022. Hence, students completing their degree in May/June are not eligible to participate in the program.
DHS is especially interested in applicants that have completed coursework or previous experience related to:
A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.