Thursday, October 5, 2017

2018 Internship Opportunities (4-Paid) District of Columbia HSEMA.

You are needed.  New Ideas, New perspectives, New innovations for the future.

Charles D. Sharp.  CEO.  Black Emergency Managers Association

4 Opportunities Available
Internships are geared toward undergraduate and graduate students seeking real world experience in the field of Emergency Management. Our program run for 15 weeks in the Spring and Fall and we have a 12 week Summer Internship 


Internship - External Affairs and Policy Directorate

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Paid Internship Opportunity - External Affairs and Policy Directorate
Duration of Internship: January 22, 2018 – May 4, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified planning, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate or law students that are interested in developing policy writing and researching skills. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students who are pursuing a law degree or are in the following fields:

 Law/Policy
 Public Administration
 Emergency Management/Homeland Security
 English/Writing

As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.

Position With: External Affairs and Policy Directorate

Description of Opportunity
The External Affairs and Policy Division supports community preparedness through public education, media campaigns, training seminars, preparedness orientations, and community planning meetings; develops internal agency policies and procedures (the emphasis of this position), and assists the Executive Office of the Mayor in the coordination of crisis communications during incidents.

Successful candidates will be expected to work in the following capacities: assist the External Affairs and Policy Division (EAP) with drafting and researching laws and policies for internal agency purposes. Additional tasks as assigned may include assisting EAP with research on emergency preparedness best practices, and, as necessary, upcoming legislative issues; updating the Agency website, providing support to external affairs projects, and other duties as required.

Qualifications
A. Those with prior policy writing experience are preferred; an interest in policy writing is required
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required (must be able to speak to communicate specific, sometimes complex ideas to both supervisors and District constituents)
C. Close attention to detail
D. Interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a team
E. Ability to take excellent meeting notes and strong editing and proofreading skills
F. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
G. Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues is preferred but not required

*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, one (1) policy related writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) and one (1) letter of recommendation to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by
Sunday December 3, 2017

NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check


Internship – Preparedness Division

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Paid Internship Opportunity – Preparedness Division
Duration of Internship: January 22, 2018- May 4, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the City. The HSEMA is an industry leader having developed a flagship District Preparedness System (DPS) which serves a model across the nation. The DPS is the cornerstone of the District’s preparedness activities designed to achieve our shared goal: the safety and resilience of our City. As an intern you will have the opportunity to support the DPS by developing products and working within a dynamic environment during real world incidents and planned events.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled and motivated undergraduate and graduate students that are interested in the homeland security and emergency management field to learn how to apply homeland security and emergency management practices to protect life, property, and the environment. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:

 Emergency Management/Homeland Security
 Applied Mathematics
 Applied Statistics
 Governmental Affairs
 Information Technology/Computer Science
 Business/Public Administration/Policy
 Public Communication/Relations
 Urban Planning
 Adult Education/ Curriculum Development/ Instructional Design

Position: Internship with the Preparedness Division (PD)

Description of Opportunity: The PD facilitates a systematic process that promotes a “whole-community’’ approach to all-hazards preparedness planning in the District. This primarily involves instituting and maintaining standardized systems that support the actions required to develop strategic, operational, and tactical plans that address all-hazard within the prevention/ protection, response, recovery, and mitigation mission areas. Successful candidates will be part of an experienced team of homeland security and emergency management professionals who are committed to promoting resiliency in government agencies, our communities, and critical infrastructure. As part of their assigned tasks, selected interns will conduct research; collect, collate, edit, audit, and analyze data; conduct queries and generate reports; develop, review, socialize, and evaluate plans, initiatives, and the program; and perform general administrative tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to deploy to the City’s Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) during incidents, planned events, and exercises to support operations. Interns will also be required to complete a suite of industry related courses delivered by HSEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and regional partners.

Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues or related field
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
D. Demonstrated proficiency in research, analysis, and creative thinking

*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume ,one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) and one (1) letter of recommendation to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by Sunday, December 3, 2017.

NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check



Internship – Information Technology Directorate

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Paid Internship Opportunity – Information Technology Directorate
Duration of Internship: January 22, 2018- May 4, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.

HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. Particularly HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:

 Emergency Management/Homeland Security
 Information Technology/Computer Science
 Public Administration/Policy
 Public Communication/Relations

As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.

Position With: Information Technology (IT) Directorate

Description of Opportunity
The Information Technology (IT) Directorate is the technology support service of HSEMA. The agency uses a variety of technologies including computer systems, radio and telecommunications, closed circuit television, other audiovisual systems, and mobile command vehicles. Successful candidates will be part of an experienced team of IT Professionals and will provide assistance in various functions of the IT department working with the lead IT specialist on ad-hoc research requests, troubleshooting, asset management and mapping within the agency.

Qualifications
A) Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues
B) Excellent organizational skills
C) Demonstrated problem-solving skills
D) Must be a highly motivated self-starter
E) Command of Microsoft Office Suite

* Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume 1 signed letter of recommendation to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by
Sunday December 3, 2017

NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check



Internship – Operations Directorate

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Paid Internship Opportunity – Operations Directorate
Duration of Internship: January 22, 2018- May 4, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia. HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies who are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property.

Particularly, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
 Emergency Management/Homeland Security
 Information Technology/Computer Science
 Public Administration/Policy
 Public Communication/Relations

As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.

Position With: Operations Directorate

Description of Opportunity
The Operations Division maintains situational awareness, coordinates emergency response by providing logistical and resource support, disseminates emergency notifications to internal response agencies and the pubic and participates in field operations to coordinate incident response, mitigation, and recovery support for District and Federal agencies during special events. Manages the citywide Joint All-Hazards Operation Center (JAHOC). Successful candidates will be asked to complete a series of tasks over the course of their internship as defined by the Chief of Operations. Emergency Management related training will be provided as well as guidance and mentorship opportunities.”

Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management
B. Strong written and oral communications skills
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (8 page Maximum), and one (1) signed letter of recommendation to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by Sunday December 3, 2017

NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check














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