DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate 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.

  • Graduate Students receive a $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
  • Undergraduate Students receive a $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and many more.

10-week research experiences are offered at:

  • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  • Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
  • Customs and Borders Protection
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • National Security Technologies
  • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Transportation Security Laboratory
  • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at:

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

Student Programs, Internships & Fellowships at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

California Institute of Technology

Check out the JPL website for Student Programs, Internships, and Fellowships.