DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection Student Internship

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An internship with the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) is available for a graduate student to work on a diverse array of projects that may include promoting resilient infrastructure design, identifying ways to help partners adapt infrastructure to prepare for the impacts of climate change, understanding the dependencies of cyber and physical infrastructure, and bolstering our voluntary public-private partnerships. The intern will provide support to a wide variety of strategic planning and policy development activities and support partnership building efforts. The intern will use his or her research and analytic skills, knowledge, and experience to support key strategic initiatives.
IP is interested in applicants who are passionate about public service, intellectually curious, driven to succeed, and excited to make an impact during their internship. Due to the diverse array of projects, we do not require applicants to have pursued specific academic disciplines. However, we encourage applicants with the following expertise to apply: Political science and government, Infrastructure Resilience, Infrastructure Protection, Risk, Economics, and Decision Sciences, Civil engineering, Decision Science, Engineering sciences, mechanics, physics, Environmental engineering, Business administration or management.
The mission of the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) is to lead the national effort to protect critical infrastructure from all hazards by managing risk and enhancing resilience through collaboration with the critical infrastructure community. In order to accomplish this mission, IP is an organization that promotes secure and resilient critical infrastructure across the Nation through sound risk management, collaboration, information sharing, innovation, effective program management, and a highly skilled work force.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and must be currently pursuing a Masters degree, Doctoral degree, or other advanced degree from an accredited U.S. college or university. A minimum overall GPA or 3.0 is required.
The intern should expect to devote 15 to 20 hours per week to internship projects and will receive a stipend of $400 per week.
Internship Location: Arlington, VA (Washington, DC area)
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