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Internship Opportunities at U.S. Department of Homeland Security & U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Scholars Internship Program

Application Open Through December 15, 2016

Scientific research conducted through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports an improved quality of life for all Americans. With a mission focused on discovering solutions to power and to secure America’s future, DOE is committed to:

  • Energy security

  • Nuclear security

  • Scientific discovery and innovation

  • Environmental responsibility

  • Management excellence 

What is the DOE Scholars Program?

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex.

For information and to apply click here.

Now accepting applications for

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  

  • Coast Guard Research and Development Center

  • Customs and Borders Protection

  • Engineer Research and Development Center 

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency 

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps 

  • National Security Technologies 

  • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory 

  • Naval Research Laboratory 

  • Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility 

  • Transportation Security Laboratory 

  • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

    Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

    U.S. citizenship required

    Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

    How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

    Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at

    For questions please email us at [email protected].

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