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The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) has internships available for interested students throughout the year.

Interns will gain valuable professional experience in a fast-paced environment by working alongside the HSEM’s Community and School Readiness Section.

Interns will have a unique opportunity to apply both classroom and life skills and theories 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.

Interns are expected to employ their skills and abilities to contribute to the mission of HSEM. These internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development. Specifically, interns will participate in drills and exercises, grant-specific meetings, planning and a school physical security assessment; attend community outreach events; and complete State Emergency Operations Center and WebEOC orientation. Interns also may participate in Civilian REsponse to Active Shooter Events training and a State Emergency Operations Center activation.

To apply, applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program. Participants from ALL majors are welcome to apply and ALL applications will be considered. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

After applications are reviewed, the top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Due to the nature of many internship assignments, a criminal background check will be required prior to receiving an official offer.

Currently our internships are unpaid. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week in our Concord, N.H., headquarters.

Deadline Dates:

For Winter/Spring Internship Program: October 31.
For Summer Internship Program: March 31.
For Fall Internship Program: May 31.

Apply for a HSEM Internship

For questions or more information, contact

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