The application due date was Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Details were as follows:
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted through an online application system available at https://www3.orau.gov/DHS-Ed/Account/LogOn.
Prior to completing an application, you must register and log in to the Online Application System. Once you are registered and logged in, you will be at your home page where you can complete your profile or browse available projects by clicking one of the following buttons:
You need to complete and release your profile before applying to any project. By creating a single profile, you do not need to enter this information each time you choose to apply to a project.
From the home page, you will also be able to see the status of your applications to projects.
In order to apply to a particular project, click on the project title and then click .
Your application to a project will be listed first under Status of References until references have been submitted on your behalf. At that point, your application will be moved to the list of Submitted Applications.
The online system allows you to manage your applications to projects. You can choose up to five projects and may pick multiple projects at each hosting site. You are strongly encouraged to select projects at different hosting facilities. You will need to sort the projects in order of preference. Note that projects can be sorted only after all references have been received and the applications have been moved to Submitted Applications. Your preferences will be taken into consideration as ORISE, with input from the hosting sites and the approval of DHS, assigns selected applicants to projects. Note that it may not be possible for all applicants to be assigned to their first choice of project.
Identify research projects of interest.
Read the project descriptions carefully to find projects that best match your research interest and academic background. You may search the Project Catalog by keywords and filter projects by disciplines.
A research mentor (or mentors) is listed for each project. You may contact the research mentor to better assess your interest and to determine if you have the required academic background, skills and/or experience for the project. If you contact the research mentor, identify yourself as an applicant to the DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program.
In any conversation with the mentor, keep in mind that the mentor does not have the authority to offer you or guarantee you a DHS-funded summer internship. Only ORISE, on behalf of DHS, can offer you a DHS-funded summer internship through this program. Mentors will be available to answer questions until the application deadline, January 15, 2013. After this date, you are asked not to contact mentors until you have been notified that you have been selected to participate in the program and have been provided the details of your internship assignment
Familiarize yourself with the hosting sites.
Review the information provided for each hosting site. The description may contain location, housing, on-site transportation, or other information that may be of interest to you.
The name and contact information of the hosting site internship coordinator is provided for further assistance with questions regarding the hosting site; local housing availability, cost, or roommates; local transportation; security clearance requirements; internship start and end dates; and other administrative issues specific to that research facility. If you contact the internship coordinator, identify yourself as an applicant to the DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program.