Department of Homeland Security Student Traineeships

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking applicants for their FEMA student trainee program. Interns will be asked to work full-time, school schedule allowing, and while telework is available, students should still be able to work in-person at the Atlanta office. Internships with DHS are temporary positions, and therefore typically do not exceed 120 or 09/30/2022, whichever comes first. There are two positions available.

 The deadline to apply for these openings is Friday, February 18, 2022, or when the openings receive 100 applications.


  • Current Undergraduate or graduate student
      • Enrolled at least half-time for the duration of the internship
      • Undergraduate GPA: 2.0+
      • Graduate GPA: 3.0 +
      • Must be in good standing
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration is required.
  • You must meet & maintain eligibility under the Pathways Internship Program.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.


Technical Assistance Intern
  • Providing technical assistance to States in the development of disaster grant applications
  • Developing materials for briefings, training workshops, and conferences with other Federal Agencies, State and Local governments to promote Hazard Mitigation assistance
  • Working with internal and external customers to resolve issues
  • Analyzing issues and creating positive solutions within the Agency and other Federal, State, Local, and private sector partners

For more information and to apply to the above position, click here.

Data Analysis Intern
  • conducting analytical reviews and collaborative efforts to improve preparedness programs
  • Monitoring and reporting division’s organization performance management using data visualization tools, charts, tables, graphs, and other qualitative and quantitative analytical methods
  • Compiling preparedness program information for the purpose of informing the allocation of resources
  • Consolidating Division and Branch program area updates to meet RIV data calls

For more information and to apply to the above position, click here.

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