Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Internship Opportunities: RCPGP.

Internship Opportunities

  RCPGP Regional Logistics Program: 2012 Internship Opportunities
The Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is looking for highly motivated individuals to join the Regional Logistics Program as Planning Interns.

Who Are We?

The Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is a Department of Homeland Security initiative established in 2008 to encourage collaborative emergency planning in America’s largest regions. The RCPGP has three primary goals:
  • Fix Shortcomings in Existing Plans
  • Build Regional Planning Communities
  • Link Operational and Capabilities-Based Resource Planning
The regional project site for New York City and Northern New Jersey also includes Long Island, several New York counties, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. With a population of 22,000,000 people, this region is home to nearly 1 in every 14 Americans.

The Regional Logistics Program is an initiative within the RCPGP designed to link resources, expertise and information among participating jurisdictions in NY, NJ, PA and CT. By creating a shared system and strengthening regional partnerships, the Region optimizes its ability to manage resources and respond to a catastrophe. The Program focuses on four core components: planning, information-sharing, resource management and the establishment of highly trained emergency response logistics teams.

Who Can Apply?
  • Undergraduate/graduate students/recent graduates of emergency management related fields of study
  • Individuals with an interest in Logistics Planning
Requirements / special skills:
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Candidates should be detail oriented and well organized
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; communicates articulately over phone or email.
  • Proficiency with standard office computer and web applications (Outlook, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Training/teaching experience or training course development expertise a plus.
Positions Available:
There are presently three internship positions available:
Training Development Intern
  • Assist Logistics Planners leading the Regional Logistics Program training and outreach initiatives.
  • Research the various computer-based learning platforms used within the NY-NJ-CT-PA Region as well as in emergency management or logistics training programs nationwide.
  • Provide recommendations for computer-based learning platforms to be used in conjunction with the training program.
  • Organize and participate in meetings with Regional Logistics Program stakeholders and subject matter experts to determine training needs.
  • Assist in reviewing training courses and provide recommendations.

Logistics Outreach & Event Development  Intern

  • Assist in development of workshops to re-engage Program planning team members, review and test Program plans and guides, and identify links be-tween and among Program projects and initiatives.
  • Assist with planning and development of an event geared towards introduc-ing the Universal Logistics Standard (ULS) developed by the Program.
  • Develop presentations and materials, translating text and theory into graphics, diagrams, process charts and PowerPoint presentations.

Research & Development Intern

  • Conduct a literature review of plans, documents, procedure and protocol from both private and public sector logistics companies and agencies.
  • Develop summaries and provide short presentations on reviewed content.
  • Assess information gathered for best practices and lessons learned.
  • Generate recommendations and engage in discussions on the requirements of an ideal logistics emergency management program.
  • Please note: this position requires potential candidates to be able to work independently; creative thinkers with a strong background in Logistics are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment & Details:
  • The internship period begins mid-January 2012 and continues through mid-April 2012.
  • Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
  • Internships are unpaid.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Detgen Greeff, Logistics Planning Associate (dgreeff@regionalcatplanning.org).

Application Deadline: 5pm, December 13, 2011

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