The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities.
This program aims to help prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education administers this program through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and DHS.
Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.
Available research projects and locations are listed below. Applicants can select up to five research projects and may pick multiple projects for any given Hosting Site.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA)
- Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of the Mobile Urban Radiation Search System
- Deep Learning for Enhanced Passive Detection
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
- Advanced Light-Emitting Materials and Devices
- Automated Nuclear Threat Assessment Using Machine Learning
- Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) to Defend the Homeland
- Microfabricated Neutron Detectors
- TlBr Project
Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM)
- Cosmic Ray Muon Tomography
- Low Yield Nuclear Monitoring – Radionuclide Gas Migration Modeling
- The Development of Sparse, Nonlinear Signal Processing Techniques for Removing Microphonic Noise from Nuclear Detector Measurements
- Advanced Image Segmentation for Nuclear Forensics
- Characterization of morphology using the MAMA software
National Security Technologies (Las Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD)
- Unmanned Aerial Radiological Detection
- Sensor Array for Modeling Urban Search and Experiments
- Support to Preparation, Delivery, and Outreach for National Counter – Terrorism Training Program
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)
U.S. citizenship is required to participate. The application deadline is January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST.