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DHS S&T launches 2022 HS-POWER program to groom homeland security workforce

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has launched the 2022 edition of its annual competition to help groom the next generation of homeland security scientists while giving college students real-world experience with federal laboratory research.

Graduate and undergraduate students across the United States are invited to participate in the 2022 Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for the Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) program. Applications are due December 31, 2021.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for students to learn from the nation’s top scientists and researchers,” said Rebecca Medina, Office of University Programs Director. “Receiving hands-on experience while being immersed in homeland security-related research can ignite a student’s career pathways in ways they never imagined.”

The DHS HS-POWER program, administered by the S&T Office of University Programs, offers internships for students majoring in homeland security-related sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These opportunities allow students to gain quality research experiences at DHS components, federal research facilities, and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide, while at the same time providing networking opportunities with DHS professionals. Participants conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities or at DHS components conducting research and/or product delivery.

Appointments are for 10-week periods during the summer of 2022 and students receive a competitive weekly stipend. Additional benefits, such as a housing allowance, are determined by specific project requirements.

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of STEM professionals while promoting long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS personnel, and research facilities for the continued development and diversification the DHS workforce.

For more information about HS-POWER, and to apply, visit https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-POWER-2022-SUMMER

Read more: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2021/12/08/news-release-...

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