Emergency Management Intern

  • Internship
  • Nashua

City of Nashua

POSITION: Emergency Management Intern – Temporary

The Nashua, NH Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 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.  Over the past ten years, Nashua OEM has hosted interns from George Washington University, Fitchburg State University, Daniel Webster College, Rivier University, Merrimack College, University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Anna Maria College, Endicott College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Northeastern University.  As an intern, participants are expected to employ their skills and abilities to contribute to the objectives of the emergency management program. Our internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development. To support that endeavor, interns will be assigned projects 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 experienced professionals in the field of emergency management and public safety

●        Contribute to innovative projects

●        Get relevant experience for resume building

●        Develop confidence walking into an interview with numerous project examples to use

●        Obtain a greater understanding of career possibilities and areas of interest

●        Gain marketability for employment opportunities after graduation

●        Understanding of homeland security and emergency management principles through real life experience

Some examples of projects interns can work on:

●        Attend training and education programs provided at the Emergency Operations Center

●        Write, coordinate, and facilitate exercises in the Emergency Operations Center for multiple agencies and jurisdictions

●        Assist emergency management personnel in responding to emergencies and disasters throughout the City

●        Develop and coordinate the emergency planning activities of the City of Nashua Government.

●        Research of potential programs for the office in preparedness and planning

●        Development of special event activities to build “culture of preparedness” in the City

●        Development of public awareness materials and programs

●        Shelter management plans review and consolidation

●        Create after action reports for exercises using the Department of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

●        Develop job lists and check sheet required during activations of the Emergency Operations Center

●        Participate in and provide input on regional response plans and committees

●        Participate in drills throughout the City of Nashua and the region to build knowledge in emergency management

●        Assist the Office of Emergency Management with building relationship between private and public partnerships

●        Assist with the management of Alerts and Warnings including CodeRed and supporting the Crisis Communications Group

●        Assist with grant management activities such as filing quarterly reports and organizing documentation

●        Provide representation at City events


Internships are available throughout the year. The Internship Program runs throughout the year parallel to the semester cycle. Offerings are available during spring, summer, fall, and winter and are flexible based on the requirements of your school.  Specific schedules will vary according to the position.  The internship should be at least three months in length so the student can gain enough experience in the emergency management field to benefit him/her in the workplace.  Intern responsibilities and tasks vary by location and can include conducting research, plan development/review, attending meetings, training and exercise development, grant administration and more. Students will work with the Emergency Management Director for guidance and support.  The Office of Emergency Management Internship Program is an unpaid program. However, we offer college credit for participation in this investment toward your future.


To apply, applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program or have a degree in emergency management or a related field.  Additionally, applicants should have completed the following FEMA Independent Study Courses:

●        IS-100

●        IS-200

●        IS-700

●        IS-800

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit an application online at https://www.applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/. All applications will be considered.


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