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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 Outreach and Public Information Office or in other sections of HSEM: Operations, Planning, Tech Hazards or Field Services.

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 may assist in developing and publicizing a variety of ongoing and future media campaigns, writing and editing press releases, preparing talking points, monitoring social media and preparing social media messages, preparing and editing web materials, monitoring legislative interests and projects, and other projects as needed. Interns may also assist with internal agency functions and Emergency Operations Center daily operations such as inventory management, development of procedures and user guides, maintenance of disaster management software, database coordination, continuity of operations plan, and other projects as needed.

To apply, applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program or have a degree. Degrees in homeland security, emergency management, public administration, marketing, communications or a related field are recommended though any major is welcome to apply. All applications will be considered.

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, NH headquarters.

Deadline Dates:

For Spring Internship Program: October 31st
For Summer Internship Program: March 31st
For Fall Internship Program: May 31st

Apply for a HSEM Internship

For questions or more information, contact

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