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Eligibility

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2015.

Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered:

  • United States (U.S.) citizenship as of the application deadline. (Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted; see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.)
  • At least 18 years of age by May 5, 2015
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring/Summer 2014 (see Supporting Documents for more information)
  • 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
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Full-time enrollment as a sophomore or junior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university during Fall of 2014 and planning to be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university for Fall 2015 (see Supporting Documents for more information.)
    • Full-time enrollment as a senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university during Fall of 2014 and planning to be enrolled as a graduate student at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university for Fall 2015 (see Supporting Documents for more information.)
    • Full-time enrollment as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during Fall of 2014 and planning to be enrolled as a graduate student for Fall 2015 (see Supporting Documents for more information.)

Additional Information:

  • For students enrolled at a 2-year institution during Fall of 2014: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to a 4-year institution by March 2, 2015.
  • For seniors planning to graduate by May 2015: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to an accredited graduate institution by March 2, 2015.
  • Graduate students graduating prior to the expected internship start date are not eligible to participate.
  • Previous participants may apply for a second summer if they meet the conditions listed above.