Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Office of Policy Internship

The Office of Policy is tasked with strengthening homeland secutiry by developing and integrating Department-wide policies in order to better coordinate the Department's overall mission. It is comprised of various components, each charged with a specific task. Components include the Office of Policy Development, Office of Strategic Plans, Office for State and Local Law Enforcement, Office of International Affairs, Office of Immigration Statistics, Private Sector Office, and the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Internship placement is dependent upon the availibility of positions or expressed interests of applicants.

An intern working in the Office of Policy will find their internship challenging, dynamic, and rewarding. you might be asked to perform tasks such as photocopying, data entry, drafting briefs or memoranda, or answering phone calls. Exciting projects include engaging in research, web design, or attending meetings with directors and assistant secretaries. Anyone within the office might have a project for you to work on that may take a few hours, days, or even weeks to complete.

To apply for an internship within the Office of Policy you must be:

- U.S. Citizen
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate accredited college degree program

* If both requirements are not met, applicants will not be considered for a position.

To apply, please email all required items to policyinternship@hq.dhs.gov before 11;59 p.m. of the deadline date:

Fall 2010 - May 15th
Spring 2010 - October 15th
Summer 2010 - February 15th

You may also submit applications via fax to 202-282-9207. Title all files by last name, semester and year appplication.

- Cover letter
- Resume
- 2-5 page writing sample

Additional Items (optional):

- Transcripts
- Letter of Recommendation

Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

After submitting your application package, the internship coordinators will review your entire package. If your application is considered, the coordinators will contact you to schedule either a phone or in-person interview at your earliest convenience. Internship coordinators select applicants on a rolling basis.

It is recommended that all emailed documents be converted to PDF to ensure easy viewing.

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