ORISE Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research 2023
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas.
As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences with federal research facilities and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide either onsite or in a virtual environment. This experience will provide you with a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise. You will also establish connections with DHS professionals that facilitate long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, DHS personnel and research facilities.
10 weeks during the months of May-August, involving full time commitment (40 hours/week)
- Stipend: $950/week for graduate students
- Travel: A total of $1,000 travel reimbursement for inbound and outbound expenses for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site.
- Housing Allowance: A housing allowance of $400/week is provided to participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned hosting facility and are paying for housing while on site. Alternatively, for those whose appointment is 100% virtual, a $50 virtual allowance will be added.
In order to be considered, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:
- Be a United States (U.S.) citizen as of the application deadline. Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted.
- Be 18 years of age or older by desired start date.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring 2023.
- Be majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in homeland security research as described in the DHS Research Areas.
- Be interested in pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives.
- Have the ability to obtain and maintain the required security clearance to access hosting facility.
- Meet one of the following conditions:
- Full-time enrollment as a freshman, sophomore or junior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university during the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Full-time enrollment as a senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university during the 2022-2023 academic year and plans to be enrolled as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university for Fall 2023.
- Full-time enrollment as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during the 2022-2023 academic year, and plan to continue enrollment in Fall 2023.
- Graduate students with an expected graduation date prior to Fall 2023 term are not eligible to participate.
- Students must demonstrate interest in research and development of innovative, next-generation homeland security solutions with potential for broad impact that align with the DHS mission to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.
- Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated history of work, undergraduate research experience, or service learning/volunteer roles.
For more information, contact us at [email protected].