Emergency Management Internship Applications Due Aug. 21

Posted at 10 a.m.

OEM logoAre you studying emergency management or know someone who is?

Our Office of Emergency Management is now accepting applications — until Aug. 21 — for its fall internship program.

The office offers several unpaid internship positions and is seeking applicants with the following skills and interests:

  • Emergency training and exercises.
  • Writing.
  • Marketing and communications.

Internship positions are best suited for undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates with a background in emergency management, homeland security, public safety, public administration, public relations or communications. The ideal candidate should also have a strong interest in the field of emergency management.

Interns are required to commit at least 15-20 hours per week during the regular business hours of Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours for special events or during a disaster response when the Emergency Operations Center is activated.

More information and position descriptions can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/internship.

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2 responses to “Emergency Management Internship Applications Due Aug. 21”

  1. Jean White says :

    Can you save these email and texts solely for real emergencies? You are watering down their real value

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    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      Thanks for your comments Jean. The purpose of this blog is to be the “Official Fairfax County Government Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Website.” Included in that purpose is preparedness information, meaning that the blog is not solely focused on response to an event or recovery from a disaster.

      In helping to prepare our residents, our emergency management office offers an internship program for those who want to get into the field of emergency management. We realized when we posted the article that it was not related to an impending or ongoing emergency event (response or recovery), but felt that the topic might be of value to the thousands of subscribers we have who are interested in the topic of emergency preparedness and emergency management.

      We appreciate you being a subscriber and value your feedback. We’ll continue to try and balance the need for all types of information — preparedness, response and recovery — and do our best to not “water down” any of the content.