Emergency Management Internships

NCEM logoNorth Carolina Emergency Management offers paid interships to qualified college students during the fall, spring and summer semesters. While the NCEM Internship Program is fundamental in scope, its goal to provide the intern with an educational experience that integrates academic theory with hands-on emergency management practices into an effective learning environment. 

Spring 2018 internship projects
Application period: October 23 - November 10, 2017

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to ncemintern@ncdps.gov. The cover letter should describe the position you are applying for, reasons of interest in the position, and how the position will benefit you in the future. Any Bachelor’s or Master’s-degree seeking students are invited to apply for these positions. All application packages should be received by Friday, November 10th at 5PM. Once all application packages have been reviewed, the most competitive candidates will be contacted for an interview. These positions are 12-week paid internships to take place during the term February 5 – April 27, 2018.

NC Access and Functional Needs Toolkit

NCEM Section/Branch: Operations - Human Services
Hours Per Week: 30
Project Overview:

  • Local emergency management and related agencies have reached out to NCEM for training and guidance on providing services during disasters to individuals with access & functional needs.
  • Using examples from other states and under the supervision of the Human Services Disability Integration Specialist, the intern will create a document with guidance on providing services to those individuals that is relevant to NC.

Final deliverable(s):
1. The State of North Carolina Access and Functional Needs Support Services Toolkit document that will be distributed to all local emergency management agencies in NC. The toolkit will contain how to include individuals with access and functional needs in emergency
management planning efforts, the legal authority on these issues, disaster sheltering guidance, and access and functional needs resources.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Ingestion Pathway Plan

NCEM Section/Branch: Plans and Homeland Security – Radiological Emergency Preparedness
Hours Per Week: 30
Project Overview: The intern will update the ingestion pathway annex of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness plan by:

  • Researching plan requirements in reference documents.
  • Reviewing lessons learned and after action reports from previous exercises and ingestion pathway plans of other states.
  • Coordinating meetings with and inputs from federal, state and local stakeholders.

Final deliverable(s):
1. A revised ingestion pathway annex of the North Carolina Radiological Emergency Preparedness Plan.