Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Department of Homeland Security, Office of Public Affairs Fall Internship Program Recruitment Letter to Universities

Dear Internship Coordinator,

We are writing to you because you are involved with securing challenging and competitive internships for your most promising students. If you are no longer involved with student internship coordination, could you please pass this email on to the appropriate person. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Public Affairs (OPA) currently has fall internship opportunities available. The fall application deadline is May 30th , 2010.

DHS is the leading agency for the U.S. Government mobilizing and organizing our nation to secure the homeland from terrorist. OPA is responsible for developing and implementing the Department’s message regarding homeland security and the oversight of the website, secretarial events, public outreach, media relations, and communications to all regional offices.
Interns will be working on various projects related to the mission of the Office of Public Affairs and it’s 12 functional areas. (Finance and Administration, Historian, Incident Communications, Intelligence and Operations Communications, Internal Communications, Multimedia Liaison, Office of the Press Secretary, Speechwriting, Strategic Communications, Technical Planning and Operations, and Web Communications). The internship is full-time with flexible hours and the DHS office (located near American University) is metro accessible. All candidates must be U.S. citizens (no dual citizenship) currently enrolled and in good standing in a College or University. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on political science, governance, development, public affairs, communications, and other related areas. Internships are unpaid and housing assistance is not provided. Interns will require a security clearance. In order to obtain a security clearance, all candidates must pass a background check.

Please inform your students about this opportunity. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to the Internship Coordinator via email at by May 30th 2010. Attached is an informational flyer containing information regarding the internship. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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