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2020 Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Exper

Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to learn about homeland security related research to enhance your research interests and career goals?
Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas?
Do you want to network with your peers and members of the academic and scientific communities in government facilities conducting research in DHS relevant areas?
If you answered “Yes”, to the above questions, the HS-POWER program is for you!
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.
Applications close on May 25th, 2020 at 9:00 am

Energy & Sustainability Intern - Day & Zimmermann

Mason & Hanger is currently seeking an Energy and Sustainability Intern for their Glen Allen, VA office that is eager to learn and shares our corporate vision, mission and values.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated technical skill of engineering principles and will be assisting in engineering calculations including utility analyses, LEED template credit completion, energy simulation, and general research. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated interpersonal skills and experience interfacing with clients, engineers, architects and others of varying technical abilities.
Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture
  • U.S. Citizenship


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Student Trainee - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security is accepting student applications for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Selected students will perform duties in business administration, business management, office management, financial management, external engagement/outreach, program management, and/or project management. Students may be placed in a wide variety of offices with differing functions across the agency. Duties and assignments will reflect the mission and the work of the assigned office and may be focused on traditional business/management support functions, or may be focused on mission support functions related to the security of critical or digital infrastructure.

Apply here.

Student Trainee - Customs and Border Patrol

The Department of Homeland Security (Customs and Border Protection) is now accepting applications for a student trainee through the federal government's Pathways Program! The Pathways Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the civil service.

Apply here.

Criminal Justice Internship (DOC) - Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Prince George's County Department of Corrections (Maryland) is accepting applications for an unpaid criminal justice internship! Interns will have the opportunity to conduct needs assessments, create case management, and facilitate both individual and group sessions. Work is accomplished under the direct supervision of the Behavior Health and Wellness Services section Chief,  Licensed Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (LCPC) and the Director of Mental Health Services.

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Fall 2020 CEOS Undergraduate Internship

CEOS is now accepting applications from undergraduate students for a Fall 2020 internship. The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (“CEOS”) and its forensic High Technology Investigative Unit (“HTIU”) are the nation’s experts in investigating and prosecuting high-technology federal child exploitation cases and crimes

Fall applicants must be available to work at least 32 hours per week (across no fewer than 4 days) for a minimum of 10 weeks. This requirement is not negotiable and availability must be confirmed with the applicant and their educational institution before an interview can be conducted. The summer internship is full-time (5 days per week).

Only junior and senior students may apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, current transcript, and writing sample via email to


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Summer 2021 Student Internship Program

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is now accepting applications for its Summer 2021 Internship Program. NGA Student Interns perform a variety of entry-level functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. They are given a work project that involves problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned. They must be in attendance at and enrolled in a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree program. They are placed on a one-year temporary appointment, which can be extended in one-year increments until the student graduates. Their appointment terminates upon graduation or when the student no longer attends school, even if the expiration date on the current appointment has not been reached. Upon graduation, successful interns may be offered the opportunity to non-competitively convert to a full-time employee.


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NCIS Honors Intern - Norfolk, VA

The Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) is accepting applications for an Intern! The NCIS Honors Internship Program is a dedicated hands-on experience designed to provide educationally related work assignments for students in a non-pay status. Based upon their background and experience, interns are assigned to functional areas such as criminal investigations, administrative services, acquisitions and criminal intelligence. 

Applications close on August 1st, 2020 at 11:55 pm

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Housing Policy Analyst/Senior Housing Policy Analyst

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is accepting applications for a Housing Policy Analyst/Senior Housing Policy Analyst. If you have an interest in helping to end homelessness and housing poverty in America the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is the place for you! For more than 45 years NLIHC has championed socially just public policy that ensures the lowest-income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes.

Visit to apply or submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, COO, and Sarah Mickelson, senior director of public policy, at:;
More information here

Sports Backers Fellowship Program

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic causing an interruption in many internship opportunities, Sports Backers has launched a Fellowship Program for Summer 2020 to provide undergraduate and graduate students with real-world sports management skills, resume-building learning experiences, an inside look at organizational crisis management, and leadership training from dedicated sports professionals. Fellows will be involved with the vast array of events and programs the organization is rapidly creating to sustain active lifestyles and community well-being in response to the Coronavirus crisis.

The cost of the program is $600, and Fellows will work directly with Sports Backers staff on programs and projects to gain valuable real-world experience during the Fellowship. Sports Backers staff will also lead workshops and provide mentorship opportunities during and after the Fellowship. We are committed to providing these opportunities as equitably as possible and scholarships are available for Fellows seeking financial assistance.

There will be two cohorts of Fellows, competitively selected based on academic and community leadership and other qualifications. The first cohort will run from June 1 – July 10. The second cohort will run from July 13 – August 21.

More information here.