Department of Homeland Security Honors Fellowship – Apply by Wednesday, November 4th

Would you like to be a part of an exceptional team of bright professionals who are dedicated to protecting our nation?  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to hire a handful of students from the nation’s best graduate programs.  Those selected to join the department will have a unique opportunity to put their academic achievements, intellect and professional experience to use during a critical time in American history.  As honors fellows, you will provide direct assistance to top policymakers throughout the department.  Fellows will work side-by-side with professionals with expertise in areas such as: 

* Policy Development

* Strategic Planning                        

*Private Sector Policy                                       

* International Affairs                 

* Bioterrorism, Science and Technology              

*Immigration Policy                                                       

* Law Enforcement                    

* Cargo and Maritime Policy                   

* Emergency Preparedness

* Customs Enforcement             

* Financial Investment/Trade                  

* Intelligence and Analysis 

DHS seeks applicants who are U.S. citizens, have keen analytical skills, a demonstrated ability to write well, and the judgment and discretion needed to operate in a vibrant, highly visible, and challenging environment.  Those exceptional candidates who are selected as honors fellows will serve for two years.  Upon completing the fellowship, you will have the opportunity to convert to a permanent position at DHS.  

How do I apply?  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Davian Darby in the Career Development Office at by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4th.    

DHS will work with your career services office to schedule interviews.  The informational session will be held at 10 AM on Monday, November 9th at the Toppel Career Center Library.  You will be required to go through multiple rounds of interviews with departmental officials on your college campus and at DHS headquarters.  If selected, DHS will present you with an offer letter to join the department.    

 Some key requirements that must be met are:              

* U.S. Citizenship                  

* Background Investigation                     

* Master’s Degree or Higher