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What You Need To Know

If you are a student in search of information at DHS, chances are you are looking for educational materials, jobs and/or internships or information about how to navigate student and exchange visitor requirements.  Or perhaps you want to know more about our academic engagement policies.  We have catalogued some of the most popular student resources on these topics here.

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Educational Websites for Younger Students

  • Ready Kids – Online games and tools for kids to learn how to be prepared for any emergency
  • U.S. Fire Administration for Kids – Fun and games to help kids learn about home fire safety, smoke alarms and escaping from a fire
  • Youth Preparedness – Find resources to educate children to bring practical information about emergency preparedness home to their parents

Internship and Job Opportunities

  • Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) - A recruitment initiative for exceptional recent graduates, SHP offers professional development and training opportunities for talented entry-level people focused on DHS careers in cybersecurity, information technology, management, emergency management, policy and law. 
  • CBP Explorer Program – Opportunities in character building, good citizenship, and fitness for young men and women ages 14 through 21 who assist the border patrol law enforcement mission
  • Student Internship and Training Opportunities – Offering a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission
  • Job Opportunities for Recent Graduates - Whether you are still in school or just starting out in your career, we have many opportunities for you to make a meaningful difference while building your skills
  • Science and Technology University Programs – We tap the expertise of the nation's colleges and universities to address pressing homeland security needs at our Science and Technology Directorate

Policy Matters

Student and Exchange Visitors

  • Find a SEVP Certified School -  Only schools that are certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program are authorized to accept international students. You can use this page to make sure the school you are interested in is certified
  • STEM Degree Programs – Learn about which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) designated-degree programs qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an optional practical training (OPT) extension, which permits a 17 month extension on your visa
  • Student and Exchange visitors Immigration informationLearn more about the two nonimmigrant student categories if you wish to pursue full-time academic or vocational studies in the United States
  • Student and Exchange Vistors Program - Find the latest information and resources for F (academic) and M (vocational) students, as well as designated school officials (DSOs)

Tips

If you are applying for a DHS internship program, be aware that most student programs have specific application requirements and due dates. When you  explore these opportunities be mindful of the deadlines so you don’t miss out.

Last Published Date: April 7, 2014
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