DHS Education Programs > HS-STEM Summer Internship Program > How to Apply
Now accepting applications for Summer 2016. Application deadline is December 16, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time zone.
How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the application deadline through the Zintellect Online Application System.
After reviewing the Application Requirements below, please follow the Online Application System Instructions.
Application requirements include:
- Completion of all required fields in the application form, including essays on research and career goals
- Receipt of a minimum of two references in the Online Application System by the application deadline. See Frequently Asked Questions for guidelines on choosing references.
Applications that do not include all items listed above by the application deadline will be flagged incomplete and will not be reviewed.
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General Instructions for Document Submission
- Documents must be in PDF format.
- Documents must not be password protected.
- Documents must have any Social Security number (partial or complete), dates of birth (partial or complete), and Student identification numbers redacted from all pages. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that documents do not contain any of the above mentioned or other personally identifiable information (PII) that, if lost or compromised, could cause serious harm (including identity theft) to the applicant.
- Ensure that all pages are legible. Academic performance, including courses taken and grades in those courses, will be a factor in the evaluation of applications. Illegible transcripts may not be evaluated, and the overall review of your application may be affected.
- If you do not have an electronic copy of your transcript, you will need to scan your transcript and save it as a PDF. You may use your own scanner or go to a copy center for assistance. We understand that for some university transcripts the watermarks and other incorporated technologies make the photocopied and/or scanned transcripts very difficult to read. If you are not comfortable with the quality and legibility of a scanned electronic transcript, we strongly recommend that you acquire assistance at a copy center in producing a good, readable PDF.
Resources for Handling Transcripts are provided with more information on uploading, scanning, removing PII, converting documents to PDF and for examples of acceptable and unacceptable transcripts.