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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)

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

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 and individualized research opportunities and network with top scientists and researchers

-Have access to a one-of-a-kind federal research and state-of-the-art equipment in explosives detection and mitigation.

-Enhance your academic and professional preparation and increase your marketability.

What are the benefits? You will receive a stipend based on your academic status:

-Undergraduate student - $1000 per week

-Master's degree student - $1,200 per week

-Doctoral degree student - $1,300 per week

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

Appointment Details

-Appointments will be for 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May-September. Factors such as class schedules, housing availability, and laboratory schedules may be taken into consideration when determining appointment start and end dates.

-Appointment extensions are potentially available

-An appointment involves a full-time commitment at the host laboratory with the intern in residence on-site at the specified location.

-Interns 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.

Application Deadline: 1/17/2023

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:
Applied Mathematics
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields

Applied Physics
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Chemistry
Library Science
Mechanical Engineering
Organic Chemistry
Theoretical Physics

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

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