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ADAC’s education program is designed to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers for the DHS Enterprise, with the objective of developing a skilled workforce oriented to the Arctic domain. Open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, the ADAC education program is comprised of two major components: the Workforce Development Program (WFD) (also called the ADAC Fellows Program), and the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) focused Arctic Summer Internship Program (ASIP). The specific aim of the ADAC education program is two-fold: 1) To contribute to the growth of highly skilled workforce for Homeland Security agencies; and 2) To contribute to the capability of the U.S. Coast Guard operator in support of USCG missions in the Arctic.

Program Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled in a STEM degree related to ADAC’s research areas
  • All applicants must have the ability to achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale, averaged over all academic terms
  • All applicants must be United States Citizens
  • All applicants must have the ability to pass a background check as required by many positions in the homeland security field

Application Materials

  • All students must apply to the Fellowship through ADAC’s online application portal:
  • All students will need to submit a resume, unofficial or official transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member to ADAC’s Education & Administrative Manager, Elizabeth (Ellee) Matthews via email at: