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Homeland Security Programs (Available for a Variety of Majors)

May 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

Department of Homeland Security Seal | Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission.


  • Secretary Honors Program (recent graduates) – cybersecurity, information technology, policy and law
  • SHP Cyber Student Intern Program (undergraduate and graduate students) – cybersecurity-related field

PATHWAYS PROGRAM – all programs are for individuals interested in beginning a career in federal government

  • Internship Program (high school to graduate students)
  • Recent Graduates Program (recent graduates)
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program (students with advanced degrees: masters or doctorate)


  • DHS Scholarship Program (undergraduate students) – homeland security-focused course or fields of study
  • National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program (undergraduate juniors and seniors) – homeland security internship with professionals and researchers
  • Summer Research Team Program (undergraduate sophomore, junior or graduate student) – science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field with interest in the Department’s research areas
  • Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program (undergraduate students) – physics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, material science, and similar degrees
  • Nuclear Forensics Research Award (undergraduate and graduate students) – research in nuclear forensics
  • Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science Summer Internship Program (graduate students) – research in nuclear forensics
  • Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (undergraduate students) – introductory comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics


  • The Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program (undergraduate and graduate students) – internships in Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Operations, Management/Support, Information Technology, and Policy


  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center College Intern Program (undergraduate and graduate students) – Criminal Justice majors
  • CBP Explorer Program (students from 14 to 21 years old) – training and hands-on experience in Federal law enforcement-related activities


  • General Counsel’s Law Student Summer Volunteer Program (2nd, 3rd and 4th year law students) – provides law students the opportunity to work on assignments that offer both valuable experience and substantial individual responsibility  in Washington, D.C.
  • General Counsel’s Legal Externship Volunteer Program (2nd, 3rd or postgraduate law degree students) – fall or spring semesters offering law students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and to earn academic credit


  • Office of Public Affairs Internship Program (undergraduate and graduate students) – assists in managing external and internal communications for the department

Please scroll to the bottom and click the website link below to find details for all these programs.