DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program


The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students who demonstrate long-term goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the Department will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at various federal research facilities. The goal of this program is to prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address HS-STEM issues.

Host Institution(s)

Various locations across U. S.

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. Citizens Only.


Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale averaged over all U.S. institutions attended. Majoring in a homeland security science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (HS-STEM) field with interest in a homeland security research area. Available to participate for 10 consecutive weeks full-time during the summer of 2009. Coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the assigned hosting venue and maintenance of coverage during the internship period. At least 18 years of age at the start of the internship period

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