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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) Visiting Scientist Program is offering 10 week summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Why should I apply?
As a TSL summer intern, you will
Where will I be located?
TSL is located in Atlantic City, NJ at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend based on your academic status:
In addition, you may receive a Housing Allowance, if your permanent address is at least 50 miles from the hosting facility.
What is the anticipated start date?
Summer internships typically occur between May and September. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection.
Although you will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DHS or any other office or agency, you must have or be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance for the duration of your appointment.
Nature of the Appointment
You will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DHS or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Learn more about the DHS TSL Visiting Scientist Program at https://orise.orau.gov/tsl/.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) is to serve as the leading federal laboratory for the applied research, development, integration, and validation of cutting edge science and technology solutions for the detection and mitigation of explosives and conventional weapons threats in order to secure the homeland. The TSL has approximately 140 full time employees split amongst federal and contract staff members, with a wide variety of backgrounds, including chemists, physicists, engineers, , and explosive specialists. Established in 1992 at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport, the TSL’s 12 acre secure campus includes specialized explosive storage and handling areas and a multi-laboratory infrastructure designed for research, development, and test and evaluation of technology for explosives and weapon detection and blast mitigation. TSL’s team of physicists, chemists, and engineers, is internationally recognized for its unique ability to advance technology from conception to deployment through applied research, development, prototyping, test and evaluation, assessment, certification, and systems qualifications, and laboratory assessment testing. TSL is also internationally recognized for its role in the development of standards, protocols, and test articles for detection technology assessments.
For additional information about the TSL, visit: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/transportationsecurity-laboratory.
Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered:
Applicants located in or near the Atlantic City International Airport area are encouraged to apply.
A completed application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, please send an email to DHSed@orau.org.