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Internship Program

Spring 2018 Intern Cohort

About HSEMA's Program

Applications are CLOSED for the Fall 2020 Intern Cohort. Applications for the Spring Cohort will open sometime in October 2020. 

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 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.

Internship Opportunities

The program runs from September 25 through January 29, 2021. Interns are required to work 20 hours per week. While applications are currently closed, you can find additional details about the six (6) internship opportunities available by clicking on 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 2020 semesters.

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


Submit the following documents via email to [email protected] and include the division or office you are applying to in the subject line. Applications that do not include each of the following items WILL be automatically rejected. 

  • Cover letter indicating the division/office you are applying to
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (any sample of your choosing, max 5 pages)
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference
  • Copy of most recent transcript
  • Proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program - this must be supported by an official transcript or letter from school administration that includes student's expected graduation date OR a copy of student's class schedule for summer or fall 2020 semester

Table describing the application process for HSEMA's internship program.