Recent Grads

Recent Grads

Ready to make an impact?  Click here to get startedJust completed college, graduate school or military service and looking for a great career? The Department of Homeland Security is hiring!

DHS offers talented new professionals, flexible work schedules, student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement programs, and more in a generous benefits package. All DHS career and hiring programs are compliant with the Pathways Programs — developmental programs directed by President Obama through an Executive Order and tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce.

This webpage offers information on hiring programs at DHS. Additional entry-level job opportunities can be found on USAJOBS, the federal government's official job site.

Secretary's Honors Program

  • GraduateThe Secretary's Honors Program (SHP), announced by Secretary Napolitano in October 2012, is a new 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.

Acquisition Professional Career Program

  • Acquisition Professional Career Program is an entry-level program for college graduates designed to develop future Department acquisition leaders for the more than $20 billion worth of goods and services annually in support of the Department's mission, the third largest procurement budget in the federal government.

Presidential Management Fellows

  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, designed for graduate-level students to attract outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.

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