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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

External Affairs Intern | 1 opening | Location: Tallahassee, FL
The External Affairs Intern will help the team with a variety of projects including public outreach campaign strategies, intergovernmental affairs research, stakeholder list development, logistics and marketing support for public and private sector outreach, as well as researching and reporting on developing media trends within the industry. They will also be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks that support the External Affairs team. There are potential opportunities for travel as outreach events are considered by the External Affairs team. The External Affairs intern will always travel with a member of the External Affairs team.


1. The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Elements Video Editing suite, and InDesign.
2. They must have basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, and Outlook.
3. This individual must know how to use Facebook and Twitter.
4. The ability to individually research and compile basic reports is beneficial.
5. Applicants should feel comfortable working in a team setting and completing tasks within given time frames.
6. The track of a major field of study in Communications, Graphic Design, and/or Public Relations is preferred.
7. Knowledge of Emergency Management is an advantage to the applicant, but not a requirement.

Recommended Training: IS-1.a Emergency Management: An Orientation to the Position

Can be completed online at the following link: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-1.a

Paid Internship Info:



15 hours/week


Spring semester

Start Date:


End Date:

, 05/05/2017

Additional Info:
For additional information please contact:
Carla Juarez
Academic Liaison and Internship Coordinator
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, FL 32399
Carla.Juarez@em.myflorida.com | (850) 212-5285
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