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National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

Program Name
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.
Program Length
Ten weeks
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).
Eligibility Requirements
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.

Who to Contact for Additional Information
For more information on the National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program, please email with "HS-STEM Summer Internship" in the subject line. 


Last Published Date: February 18, 2015
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