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Those selected for the Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will have an opportunity to experience and learn about the DHS missions, functions, and operations. Functional areas such as Human Resources (HR) support the science and technology needs of the DHS Operational and Support Components. Each assignment is unique, providing selectees 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.
Under the mentorship of DHS staff, students will engage with and develop an understanding of DHS HR functions including:
This appointment is for a summer placement of up to 12 weeks.
Various locations throughout DC Metropolitan Area. Some positions will be offered virtually.
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 OCIO 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.
A complete application consists of:
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, send an email to email@example.com. 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