National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
The National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with homeland security professionals and researchers for up to ten weeks during the summer. Participants are provided a stipend and conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities and DHS Centers of Excellence.
Science and Technology Directorate
Varying locations across the U.S.
Stipend of $500 each week ($5,000 for 10 weeks) payable every two weeks, and transportation expenses for one round trip between the student’s current or home address and the assigned federal research facility (with some limitations).
To be considered you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance
- Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship period
- Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university as of the application deadline
- Be enrolled full-time as a junior or senior at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale averaged over all U.S. postsecondary institutions
- Be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field with interest in the Department’s research areas
- Be pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives
- Be available to participate for ten consecutive weeks full-time during the summer
- Detailed information and eligibility requirements available at the DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program page.
Application Requirements and How to Apply
Follow instructions at the HS-STEM Summer Internship page.
- Application form
- Copy of birth certificate (for applicants who cannot provide a current or expired U.S. passport number on their application form)
- Two reference report forms submitted by the references electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail
- Official academic transcript from all postsecondary institutions attended. Transcript(s) must be submitted directly by the academic institutions via postal mail.
Who to Contact for Additional Information
For more information on the National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program, please email email@example.com with "HS-STEM Summer Internship" in the subject line.
Last Published Date: February 7, 2014