Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship

Rutgers Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rutgers Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship Program is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (a federally-designated Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence), the Graduate School of Rutgers-Newark, and Rutgers Law School. The 2016-2017 fellowship is designed to provide up to fifteen Rutgers-Newark graduate students (who are in good academic standing) with an introduction to the field of Homeland Security and Intelligence.

Selected Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • Stipend and paid expenses to Washington, D.C. workshop
  • Networking and mentorship opportunities with top professionals in the field
  • Access to information about job/internship opportunities with various intelligence, police, security, and public safety agencies

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: The fellowship year is divided into the following mandatory parts:

  • Fellowship Orientation: Participation in an orientation session on October 13, 2016 (afternoon).
  • Participation in three New Jersey Workshops:
    • Friday, October 21, 2016: Topic - Resilience
    • Friday, November 18, 2016: Topic – State/Local Issues and Homeland Security
    • Friday, December 2, 2016: Topic – Federal Issues and Homeland Security
  • Participation in Washington, D.C. Workshop
    • Arrival: Sunday, January 8, 2017
    • Workshop: Monday/Tuesday, January 9-10, 2017
    • Departure: 4pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Spring 2017 Semester Coursework: Enrollment in 2-credit seminar “Current Issues in Intelligence and National Security” on Thursdays from 3:55pm-5:50pm at Rutgers School of Law (Newark location). Please note that your school/unit may require that you obtain permission before committing to enrollment in this course.

This fellowship program is open to all Rutgers-Newark graduate/professional students (Graduate School, SCJ, SPAA, Law, Global Affairs, Business). You must submit the fellowship application form, resume (including relevant coursework), and unofficial transcript to be considered for this program.

To access the Fellowship Application, please click here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM on Friday, September 30, 2016
QUESTIONS? Contact Ava Majlesi at: amajlesi@oldqueens.rutgers.edu.