Friday, May 18, 2012

Internship Opportunity: Emergency Management. Los Angeles, CA

POSITION    Emergency Management Intern
SALARY        $18.14 per hour or course credit per higher education institution

START DATE:       June 18
END DATE:            August 31


30 - 40 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks with potential for extension based on performance


The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is currently taking applications for the Summer Emergency Management Intern program. EMD’s 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, strategic planning, or a related field. Interns will receive hands-on learning experiences, as they will be fully integrated into the Department and will be assigned projects related to emergency planning, emergency operations, communications, or community preparedness. Interns may also prepare reports, research, recommendations, and correspondence on behalf of EMD. Interns will have the opportunity to work with representatives from various City of Los Angeles departments, business partners, and non-profit organizations.

All participants in this program will be assigned a mentor who is an experienced emergency management professional. Interns will have access to City hosted emergency management trainings and related meetings, as available and at no cost. 


EMD acts on behalf of the Mayor, the City Council, Emergency Operations Board (EOB), and Emergency Operations Organization (EOO) on all matters of city-wide emergency planning, training, mitigation, recovery, and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) readiness. 

The Department strives to coordinate and manage Citywide emergency management activities with the goals of increasing the preparedness of Angelenos; enhancing the City’s collective ability to plan for, mitigate, and respond to emergencies; and expanding the City’s continuity of operations/continuity of government capabilities.


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Enrolled in or 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 preferred
  • 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

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:   

       Gabriela Noriega, Program Coordinator, at

       Include “Internship Application” in the subject of your email.

       Applications for the summer cohort are due by June 1, 2012.

       Filing may close at any time without prior notice if a sufficient number of 
       applications have been received.

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