Welcome to the DHS Education Programs web portal. This site provides information on education programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs.

The application period for the Summer 2016 is now closed. Please check back in October 2016 for information about the next competitions.

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence. The award includes a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Federal Service Academies (FSA) is designed to engage faculty, along with rising senior cadets and midshipmen, at the five federal service academies in challenging research opportunities at some of the Nation’s best research institutions or on the front lines of homeland security and defense.