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DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

October 31, 2012

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for eligible rising junior and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.”

DHS has partnered with Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the application and review process, notification, and implementation of the Program. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate reviews applications and makes final award selections.

Award: Stipend of $500 each week ($5,000 for 10 weeks) payable every two weeks; transportation expenses for one round trip between the student’s current address and the assigned federal research facility, with some limitations.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen; current sophomore or junior.

Deadline: December 15 (applications open October 15)

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