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Internship Program

About HSEMA's Program

Applications for HSEMA's summer 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 summer 2021 cohort closed on March 7, 2021. The summer internship will begin on Monday, May 14, 2021. Details about the four (4) internship opportunities we have available can be 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. Students applying to the summer session must be enrolled in classes for the summer or fall semesters.

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


The application process has changed. Students must submit an online application through our portal by March 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 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 support by either a transcript that has your anticipated graduation date, a letter from school administration (NOT a professor) stating your anticipated graduation date and that you are in good standing, OR a copy of your summer 2021 or fall 2021 class schedule