Thursday, December 1, 2011

Interested in Summer Research Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security?!

The Department of Homeland Security has summer research programs available for undergraduates, graduates, and even faculty members! If you are interested in spending Summer 2012 participating in these unique and exciting opportunities, check out:

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
Undergraduate students - 10 week research experience
$5,000 stipend plus travel expenses
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences
Projects offered at: National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River 
DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory
Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, VA
U.S. citizenship required - Application deadline: January 5, 2012

DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Early career faculty teamed with undergraduate and graduate students
10-week summer research experiences at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence nationwide
Faculty and student stipends, housing allowances, travel expenses
Areas of research: Homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Faculty apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at end of summer
U.S. citizenship required - Faculty application deadline: January 8, 2012

Questions regarding DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to