Summer Internship Program
The National Center for Border Security & Immigration, U. of Texas El Paso

Posted:  11/5/13
Deadline:  3/21/14

The National Center for Border Security and Immigration, A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence and The University of Texas at El Paso

Program1: The Homeland Security Summer Scholars Academy offers undergraduate students from various disciplines an intensive, hands-on, ten-week summer research experience in a realistic and meaningful environment.  Students chosen for the program will be awarded a $4,000 stipend, paid on-campus housing, a meal allowance, and travel reimbursement if students selected for the program do not live within a commuting distance of 100 miles.

Research areas of focus for the 2014 Academy include:
•   Policing Immigrant Neighborhoods on the Border. How do the Police & Immigrant Communities Perceive Each Other.
•   Psychological Factors that Influence Face Identification During Screening Procedures.
•   Game Theory for Border Security.
•   The Social Psychological Process of Radicalization.
•   Behavioral Game Theory Analysis of Patrolling Games.
•   Mental Health of Hispanics in a Border City.
•   Perceptions about Security Among Border Residents.
•   Connecting the Dots. Probabilistic Foundations.
•   Data Anonymization that Leads to the Most Accurate Estimates of Statistical Characteristics.

Engage with professors to research topics in homeland security and present research findings.
Experience one of the most dynamic border regions while learning about potential careers within various Department of Homeland Security agencies.
Network with students from across the United States interested in the field of homeland security.
Visit homeland security agencies and learn from experts in the field.

2014 Program dates are June 2 to August 8.
Application deadline is March 21. Opportunities are limited.

Please submit any questions to or visit our program webpage at: 


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