Department of Homeland Security Fellowship

Each year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and RAND select a senior DHS analyst to work and study for up to a year at the RAND Corporation. The DHS Fellowship is co-sponsored by RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment (JIE) and the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD).

DHS participates in this program to 1) develop up-and-coming leaders with the strategic analysis and planning skills needed to meet the challenges of a complex organization, 2) help achieve the Department's broad mission set by studying with nationally-known RAND researchers on critical homeland defense issues, 3) form effective partnerships outside of the Department and provide RAND continuous exposure to DHS operations, and 4) support the innovations needed to better manage finite DHS resources.

Contact Henry Willis, Director of the RAND Homeland Security Program, to learn more about the DHS Fellowship.

DHS's Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) coordinates the annual nomination and selection process, which starts in the spring allowing for a fall start-date. Contact the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security at for more detailed information on this process.