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DHS Transportation Security Lab Summer Internships

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) Visiting Scientist Program is offering 10 week summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

As a TSL summer intern, you will

-Receive hands-on experience in your field and network with top scientists and researchers.

-Have access to unique facilities and state-of-the-art equipment in explosives detection and mitigation.

-Enhance your academic and professional preparation to pursue a career in disciplines that support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

TSL is located in Atlantic City, NJ at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport.

You will receive a stipend based on your academic status:

-Undergraduate student - $900 per week

-Master's degree student - $1,100 per week

-Doctoral degree student - $1,200 per week

In addition, you may receive a Housing Allowance, if your permanent address is at least 50 miles from the hosting facility.

Summer internships typically occur between May and September. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection.

Security Clearance- Although you will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DHS or any other office or agency, you must have or be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance for the duration of your appointment.

Contact Holly Bizoe for more information at

Participating Institution(s):
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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (Lead)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computational Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Transportation Systems

STEM Education
Workforce Development

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/20/2022
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