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Internship Program

About HSEMA's Program

Applications for HSEMA's fall 2021 intern cohort are now CLOSED. 

HSEMA's internship program provides real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, public affairs, and intelligence analysis. Our internship program seeks qualified graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring in a wide-variety of fields. A highly qualified applicant will possess the following: self-motivation, attention to detail, critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

In-Person Internship Opportunities

Applications for the fall 2021 cohort were due July 28, 2021. Spring internship information will be posted soon. Details about the internship opportunities we will have available is found in the advertisements below. Please send any questions regarding the internship program to [email protected]

Internship Eligibility and Requirements

HSEMA is looking for candidates who are:

  • Undergraduates (juniors or seniors) or graduate students 
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at a U.S. college or university
  • Enrolled in courses at the time of the internship.

*To apply, you must be a US citizen. All applications are subject to a background check.


Students must submit an online application through our portal by July 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applications will not be accepted unless they contain each of the following documents as stated below. Variations in forms submitted will automatically cause an applicant's rejection. If you have questions about the documents required for the application, email [email protected]

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation on official letterhead
  • Writing sample of your choice (max 5 pages)
  • Transcript
  • Proof of enrollment, which can be supported by either (1) a transcript that has your anticipated graduation date, (2) a letter from school administration (NOT a professor) stating your anticipated graduation date and that you are in good standing, OR (3) a copy of your fall 2021 class schedule