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Would you like to travel to both Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Canada to learn from subject matter experts about DHS’s international partnerships?
The Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program is offering undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experiences with federal facilities and other HS-STEM focused international partners in both Washington, D.C, and Ottawa, Canada.
The HS-Power Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs 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.
You will gain 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.
How to Apply
A completed application consists of:
The application includes questions specific to the program addressing each of the following topics:
Personal Narrative: Describe your personal motivation for applying as well as your specific interest in the program.
Career Goals: Describe your career goals and the ways that participation in the program may assist you in accomplishing your goals-include any relevant experience. What do you hope to learn over the course of the appointment that may help you meet your career goals? How does your future career interest align with DHS’s mission to safeguard the American people?
Research Interests and Relevance to DHS Research Areas: Describe how your personal research interests and completed coursework align with DHS research areas. Describe your current research interests, including one or more research questions or problems you would like to pursue. In your essay, attribute words and ideas other than your own to their proper source.
All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.
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· Stipend: Undergraduate students receive of $600 per week and graduate students will receive $700 per week.
· Travel: Travel reimbursement for inbound and outbound expenses for participants to travel to Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada
· Housing Allowance: reimbursement for housing expenses and assistance with housing arrangements will be provided.
Appointments will be for 10 consecutive weeks. The following schedule is an approximation of the timeframe
· Interns will be assigned to research projects and/or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor.
· An appointment involves a full-time commitment based on 40 hours per week.
· HS-POWER participants are required to have health insurance coverage during the appointment period and to provide proof of this coverage prior to the start of the appointment.
Review and Selection Process
Completed applications will undergo an eligibility and compliance check by ORISE. Applications are reviewed and selected by sponsoring offices in a rolling review and approval process.
Nature of Appointment
Participants will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DHS, or hosting facility. Instead, participants will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
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In order to be considered, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:
Employees of DHS Component agencies or participating partner agencies are not eligible to participate in this program.