The role of Defense and Security Collaborations is to facilitate participation with and investments from U.S. Department of Defense agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. intelligence agencies and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Students have a wide variety of funding opportunities from mission agencies, including scholarships, local and residential internships, and fellowships. Student participation in these programs is also a good way for faculty to engage with federal laboratories. Mission agencies provide opportunities not only for STEM students but also for students in humanities and business. Visit the Department of Defense STEM page for all currently-available opportunities. Feel free to contact the Defense and Security Collaborations office for assistance searching for or applying to student opportunities.
- Department of Defense. Opportunities that are available across all Department of Defense (DoD) agencies (e.g., Navy) and opportunities at the DoD level.
- U.S. Air Force and Space Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
- National Aeronautics and Space Agency
- Department of Homeland Security
- Intelligence Community. The Intelligence Community (IC) consists of multiple federal agencies. The IC offers student opportunities in research and other areas of expertise.
- Department of Energy and other associated federal agencies. The Department of Energy (DOE) manages student opportunities for various federal agencies. DOE also maintains a listing of DOD opportunities.
- Other DOD opportunities. DOD offers employment programs for students and early-career professionals. There are also other opportunities for students to engage with the defense and security communities such as Hack-a-Thons.