Due to the uncertainties of the federal budget, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of University Programs has decided not to open the DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program competition for the 2018 summer this fall. If funding becomes available, DHS may consider modifying the program to accommodate a compressed schedule. Please visit this page often for updates.
On behalf of DHS, thank you for your interest in the DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program.
Applicants selected to receive a DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship appointment must agree to the following:
Full-time commitment: Participants commit to full-time participation for ten consecutive weeks at the assigned Hosting Site between the months of May and August.
Health insurance: Participants are required to have health insurance coverage during the internship period and to provide proof of this coverage prior to the start of the internship.
Citizenship: Participants must provide evidence of citizenship (such as a photocopy of a U.S. passport, birth certificate, Certificate of U.S. Naturalization or Certificate of U.S. Citizenship) at the time appointment is accepted.
Poster session or oral presentation: Participants are expected to present their summer projects to the scientific community at the assigned Hosting Site.
Written Report and Feedback Form: Participants are required to write an eight to ten page paper about the internship experience and complete an online Feedback Form to help assess the effectiveness of the program.
Policies/regulations of the Hosting Site: Participants must adhere to the existing policies, regulations and procedures of the Hosting Site and obtain facility access as required.
Verification of enrollment and GPA: At the time appointment is accepted, participant must provide copies of official transcripts and proof of enrollment during Winter/Spring of 2017. A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring/Summer 2016 is required to participate. Proof of enrollment may include one of the following:
Letter from authorized academic department official confirming your enrollment during Winter/Spring 2017. Letter must be on university letterhead and include your name and the signature of the authorized official.
Copy official transcriptsissued by the Registrar’s Office including official university markings such as the registrar’s signature, university logo or stamp, letterhead or watermark. Transcript must include courses in progress during the Spring 2017 term.