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Internship Program

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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. The application cycle for the Spring 2018 session begins October 1, 2017, and ends December 3, 2017. Please send any questions regarding the Internship Program or the application process to [email protected]

  • Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center
  • External Affairs and Policy Directorate
  • Finance and Administration Directorate
  • Operations Directorate
  • Plans and Preparedness Directorate - Planning Division
  • Information Technology / Communications Directorate

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

Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the WRTAC Internship Program Manager
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples (Maximum of 6 pages each)
  • Copy of valid Driver's License
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic, one employer)

External Affairs and Policy Directorate:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the External Affairs and Policy Directorate
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Finance and Administration Directorate:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Finance and Administration Directorate
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Operations Directorate:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Operations Directorate
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Plans and Preparedness Directorate:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Plans and Preparedness Directorate
  • Resume
  • One writing sample (Maximum of 8 pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Information Technology / Communications Directorate:

  • Cover Letter: Addressed to the Information Technology Directorate
  • Resume
  • One Letter of Recommendation