The name and contact information of the hosting site internship coordinator is provided below 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. For a list of research projects at each facility, please browse the Project Catalog.

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
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Lisa Reed
(630) 252-3366

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Chemical and Biological Defense Division, Agricultural Defense Branch (CBDADB)
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Michelle Colby
(202) 254-6883

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Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC)
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Carla Koestler - Mississippi
(601) 634-3791

Cynthia Arrington – Virginia
(703) 428-3720

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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Andrew Kaiser
(202) 646-3833


Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps (ICEHSC)
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Diana Elson
(202) 732-3467

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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Ali Josephson
(208) 526-0940

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
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John D. Valentine
(510) 486-4920

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
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Barry Goldman
(925) 422-5177

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
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Scott Robbins
(505) 667-3639

National Urban Security Technology Laboratory

National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL)
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Abby Hooper
(212) 620-3617

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National Security Technologies (NSTec)
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Eric Wagner
(702) 295-8828

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Naval Research Laboratory
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Erica Deschak
(202) 767-8323

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
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Benjamin Thomas
(865) 574-5438

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Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility (OIC)
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Davis Hart
(202) 254-6946

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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Wendy Chunn
(509) 375-2810

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Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
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Carol Lewis - California
(925) 294-3167

Alix Acevedo – New Mexico
(505) 845-9456

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Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL)
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Richard Lareau
(609) 831-2760

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United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center (CGRDC)
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Susan Stevens
(860) 271-2662

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United States Customs & Border Protection Laboratories & Scientific Services (CBPLSS)
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Eugene Bondoc
(703) 921-7144