Summer Internships. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer i nternship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Field(s): Internship is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. DHS Research Areas: Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization, Biological Threats & Countermeasures, Border Security, Chemical Threats & Countermeasures, Communications & Interoperability, Community, Commerce & Infrastructure Resilience, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Explosives Detection, Mitigation, & Response, Food & Agriculture Security, Human Factors, Immigration Studies, Infrastructure Protection, Maritime & Port Security, Natural Disasters & Related Geophysical Studies, Nuclear & Radiological Threat
Detection, Risk, Economics, & Decision Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Transportation Security
Deadline: January 6, 2014.
Funded By: The DHS Education Program is managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement between DHS and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Summer Internships are targeted for USA students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines.
‣ Award No: Not Specified.
‣ Scholarship Duration: 10-weeks.
‣ Scholarship covers: It is a paid internship and you are advised to contact or see their main website.
‣ The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internships program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines.
‣ The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.
‣ It is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.
‣ The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.
‣ The DHS Education Program is managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement between DHS and the U.S.
‣ Department of Energy (DOE). ORAU manages the application and review process, notification and implementation of the program.
To avail Summer Internships, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered:
‣ United States (U.S.) citizenship as of the application deadline (proof of citizenship is not required until after award selection.
‣ At least 18 years of age by May 5, 2014;
‣ Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring/Summer 2013;
‣ Majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in homeland security research as described in the DHS Research Areas;
‣ Pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives;
‣ By the application deadline: Full-time enrollment as a sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university;
‣ By Fall 2014: Full-time enrollment as a junior or senior undergraduate student at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university;
‣ For students currently enrolled at a 2-year institution: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to a 4-year institution by March 3, 2014.
‣ Is this paid internship? Yes
‣ In evaluating student applications, DHS and hosting site researchers consider the student’s academic record, reference reports, and essays.
‣ Preferences of the students and hosting sites are taken into consideration in assigning students to projects. All assignments are subject to DHS approval.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply Online
‣ Internship Applications are due on 06 January 2014.
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ All selection notifications will be made by ORISE via email. It is anticipated that selections will be complete in March. Additionally, selection notification will be made to the hosting sites.
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