Friday, April 4, 2014

Internship Opportunity: Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

www.laemuc.org/home/Internship ∙ emergency.lacity.org

POSITION


Emergency Management Intern
SALARY   
 
 
$18.87 per hour or course credit per higher education institution
SCHEDULE


20 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks, May 19 through July 25, 2014.
DUTIES


The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is currently taking applications for the Summer 2014 Emergency Management Internship program. This highly competitive internship program, in the nation’s 2nd largest city, is open to graduate students interested in emergency management and pursuing a degree in emergency management, homeland security, public administration, public policy, strategic planning, public health, or a related field. Interns will receive hands-on experience, as they will be fully integrated into the Department and will be assigned projects related to emergency management. Interns will prepare reports, research, recommendations, and correspondence on behalf of EMD.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations; work with representatives from various City of Los Angeles departments, business partners, and non-profit organizations; and will have access to City hosted emergency management training and related meetings as available.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT


EMD acts on behalf of the Mayor, the City Council, Emergency Operations Board, and Emergency Operations Organization on all matters of city-wide emergency planning, training, mitigation, recovery, and Emergency Operations Center readiness. The Department strives to increase the preparedness of Angelenos; enhance the City’s collective ability to plan for, mitigate, and respond to emergencies; and expand the City’s continuity of operations/continuity of government capabilities.
REQUIREMENTS


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
 Enrolled in or recently completed a graduate degree program at an accredited university, preferably in emergency management, homeland security, public administration, strategic planning, or a related field
 Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
 Strong oral and written communication skills; Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; Detail-oriented; Creative thinker and ability to strategize and solve complex problems
 Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:


Gabriela Noriega, Program Coordinator, at Gabriela.Noriega@lacity.org
Include "Internship Application" in the subject of your email



Applications are due by April 28, 2014
www.laemuc.org/home/Internship



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