Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.”

Internships will primarily focus on projects related to Advanced Technology Demonstration programs, or are otherwise in the areas of: Materials Research and Supporting Technology, Advanced Analytics, Nuclear Forensics, Program Management, Radiation Detection, and Shielded Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection.

For detailed program information, please visit

Deadline: Jan. 25, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered:

  • Be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline (evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by May 1, 2017
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Fall 2016
  • Majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in nuclear detection and radiological and nuclear threats
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university
    • Be currently enrolled full-time as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university

Please visit the DNDO Program website for complete eligibility conditions



Amount Description

  • Stipend of $600 per week for undergraduates and $700 per week for graduate students during the 10-week internship period
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned hosting site

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

January 25, 2017