Apply to the Emergence Program

Emergence Program applications are now being accepted.

May 1 deadline for admittance to the winter cohort.
Start of Online Orientation: December     |     1st In-residence: March, Monterey CA
December 1 deadline for admittance to the summer cohort.
Start of Online Orientation: July     |     1st In-residence: September, Monterey CA

Please note: All DHS components require their employees to apply through their training and education department before submitting an official application on the website. Here is a list of the points of contact for each component.

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Application overview:

1. Your current contact information and a resume.

2. A short essay (2-3 pages double-spaced) that includes the following: a) a specific opportunity for homeland security/public safety change within your organization (i.e. a problem or need); b) your idea for achieving the change (i.e. solving the problem); and c) 1 or 2 possible challenges/barriers to achieving the change.

3. A creative submission, created using whatever simple medium you wish – e.g. written, audio recorded, video, PowerPoint, art, etc. – to show us something that is important to who you are and why you are a good candidate for the program.

4. A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or organizational leader.

Read the complete program overview.