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Mitigation Planning Unit Intern

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Company/Organization: Florida Division of Emergency Management


The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to apply classroom skills and theory to real life work situations. This hands-on program is designed to strengthen fundamental emergency management concepts and develop the confidence and skills of the next generation to prepare them for future employment opportunities.

As an intern, participants are expected to employ their skills and abilities to contribute to the objectives of their assigned host organization. Our internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development. To support that endeavor, interns will be placed based on interests and specific project availability.

Participants can obtain valuable in-depth experience in emergency management and other related fields. In addition, interns will:

- Work with a national leader in the field of emergency management
- Contribute to innovative projects
- Get relevant experience for resume building
- Develop confidence walking into an interview with numerous examples to use
- Obtain a greater understanding of career possibilities and areas of interest
- Gain marketability for employment opportunities after graduation

Recurring semester activities include:
- Regularly scheduled Lunch and Learns with emergency management
professional guest speakers
- FEMA Region IV Tour in Thomasville, GA
- Leon County Emergency Operations Center Tour in Tallahassee, FL
- Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Tour in Tallahassee, FL

Mitigation Planning Unit Intern | 2 openings | Location: Tallahasse, FL
The objective of this internship is to help the Mitigation Planning Unit with the State Hazard Mitigation Plan. As this project only occurs every five years, this will be a unique internship opportunity. The Mitigation Unit is currently looking for two interns to help organize different sections of their 67 county plans, develop and organize a new state project tracking system and help prepare for and run quarterly meetings with state partners.

Project Tasks:
Inventory current county plans, gather and organize data from these plans, help conduct quarterly meetings, write articles for quarterly newsletter, collect public comments, and assist in additional projects as needed.


Basic knowledge of emergency management is preferred but not required.

Experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and PDF editing.

Paid Internship Info:



15 hours/week


Spring semester

Start Date:

January 9, 2017

End Date:

, May 5, 2017

December 1, 2016
Additional Info:
For more information please contact:
Carla Juarez
Academic Liaison and Internship Coordinator
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd Tallahassee, FL 32399
Carla.Juarez@em.myflorida.com | (850) 212-5285
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