DHS research programs offer invaluable opportunities for participants to gain experience supporting the county's national security mission

University faculty and college students who are looking for a unique research experience that supports America’s efforts to strengthen homeland security should look no further than the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DHS education programs provide opportunities for students and faculty seeking to make an impact on homeland security related projects at federal research facilities across the country. Participants are guided by mentors who transfer knowledge about the mission of DHS and provide access to stimulating projects that enhance professional development.

Below are links to websites created specifically to provide information about these ORISE programs both for prospective applicants as well as for current research participants and the laboratory staff who mentor them.

DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions to provide faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence.

HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate 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.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program
The DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School
NFUSS is a six-week course, sponsored by DHS, designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science.