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Internship Program

Spring 2018 Intern Cohort

Are you interested in a career in Homeland Security and Emergency Management?

About The Agency

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is a unique and dynamic organization dedicated to protecting against, planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made hazards.

About the Program

HSEMA's internship program provides real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis. Our Internship Program seeks qualified graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in or who are majoring in the following or similar field(s):

  • Cybersecurity
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • English Writing - Rhetoric
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • International Relations
  • Law/Government
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration/Policy
  • Public Communication/Relations

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.

Internship Opportunities

The HSEMA Internship Program is offered in three sessions each year: Fall, Summer and Spring with six unique directorates listed below. We are currently accepting applications for the fall session, which begins September 3, 2018, and ends December 14, 2018. The application deadline is August 5, 2018. Please send any questions regarding the Internship Program or the application process to [email protected]

Application Requirements

Applicants should review all opportunities and apply to each directorate they are interested in individually.

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

Communications Bureau:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Communications Bureau
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be signed and on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference)

Information Technology Bureau:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Information Technology Bureau
  • Resume
  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be signed and on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference)

Mission Support Division:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Mission Support Division
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be signed and on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference)

Operations Division:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Operations Directorate
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be signed and on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference)

Policy and Legislative Affairs Bureau:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Policy and Legislative Affairs Bureau
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be signed and on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference)

Preparedness Division:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Preparedness Division
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be signed and on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference)

Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the WRTAC 
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples (2 page maximum)
  • Two signed letters of recommendation (one academic and one employer) sent to [email protected] indicating "WRTAC Internship" in the email subject line by Sunday, August 5, 2018.