HSRD Fellows

Department of Homeland Security

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 sponsored by the Homeland Security Research Division (HSRD).

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.

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 randfellowship@hq.dhs.gov for more detailed information on this process.


Coast Guard

Each year the U.S. Coast Guard selects officers in the grade of O-5/O-6 to attend Senior Service Schools, of which RAND is one. The Coast Guard sends officers to these programs to develop senior leaders with the strategic thinking and planning skills needed to meet the challenges of our present missions and to prepare the Coast Guard for the future, to provide superior public service across all missions, to form effective partnerships inside and outside the service, and to support the innovations needed to more effectively and efficiently manage Coast Guard resources.