Deadlines to apply occur in December 2015

Nov. 19, 2015

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking faculty, undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in one of its 10-week programs in summer 2016, including its Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions and its Homeland Security—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Summer Internship Program. The deadlines for applying for both programs occur in December 2015.

Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

The Summer Research Team Program provides faculty and student teams from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) with opportunities to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence

Faculty members and students currently teaching or enrolled at an MSI in a discipline, major or concentration directly related to a homeland security STEM research area are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and each team must be comprised of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level).

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the online application system by Dec. 20, 2015.

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HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program, sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, provides students who are U.S. citizens 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 STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in homeland security research areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers and expertise at DHS research facilities.

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at an accredited, two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online by Dec. 16, 2015. 

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