The purpose of the Homeland/Corporate Security internship program is to enable the student to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in the program to a real life setting in order to solve complex security issues.  In an internship, the student will be both challenged and rewarded in many ways.  Internships can aide the student in determining which area of security studies they want to pursue as a career, open up doors for future employment, and help further prepare the student for full-time employment in the field. 

Internships are not required, but a student wo completes either a 3 or 6 credit internship can count their credits as major electives in the program.  In some cases, 9 and 12 credit internships may be approved.   The department does have some pre-established internships with various organizations and we also encourage students to find their own security related internship as well.  Students can complete these internships during the fall, winter, spring, or summer.

Homeland and Corporate Security majors have completed internships at various employers.  Some of these employers include:

  • Alarm Communications
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • David Lawrence Convention Center
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FedEx Ground Corporate Headquarters
  • First National Bank
  • Gateway Health Plan/Highmark
  • Lawrence Country Emerg, Mgmt. & Homeland Security
  • Netflix Sweet Girl Movie Production
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pittsburgh Office Emerg Mgmt. & Homeland Security
  • Pinkerton
  • Somerset Trust Company
  • Tesla
  • The National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance
  • The Rivers Casino
  • S. Marshal Service
  • Walt Disney World
  • Zero Trafficking