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PAID Internship Opportunities (5). D.C. HSEMA. Deadline: April 29, 2018

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

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

1.     Information Technology Bureau

Paid Internship Opportunity – Information Technology Bureau
Duration of Internship: May 21, 2018- August 10, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

Position With: Information Technology (IT) Bureau

Description of Opportunity
The Information Technology (IT) Bureau 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


2.    Mission Support Division
Paid Internship Opportunity – Mission Support Division
Duration of Internship: May 21, 2018- August 10, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

Position With: Mission Support Division

Description of Opportunity
A. Assist with the development of HSEMA’s Finance and Human Resources Bureaus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
B. Assist with the development of Finance and Administrative training curriculum and materials
C. Assist with audits as needed

Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in budget, finance and/or human resources within the public sector
B. Excellent written and oral communication skills
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


3.    Operations Division
Paid Internship Opportunity – Operations Division
Duration of Internship: May 21, 2018- August 10, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

Position With: Operations Division

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

4.    Policy and Legislative Affairs Bureau
Paid Internship Opportunity – Policy and Legislative Affairs Bureau
Duration of Internship: May 21, 2018 – August 10, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

Position With: Policy and Legislative Affairs Bureau

Description of Opportunity
The Policy and Legislative Affairs Bureau develops agency policies and procedures, provides administrative support to the Homeland Security Commission, and provides legislative guidance and expertise.
Successful candidates will research laws and policies and assist with drafting policies for internal agency purposes. Additional tasks as assigned may include assisting the Bureau with research on emergency preparedness best practices, upcoming legislative issues, 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


5.    Preparedness Division
Paid Internship Opportunity – Preparedness Division
Duration of Internship: May 21, 2018- August 10, 2018
Compensation: Stipend

Position: Internship with the Preparedness Division (PD)

Description of Opportunity: The Preparedness Division 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

FOR ALL

 *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 April 29,2018


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

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