Intern with HCOHSEM
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) offers an unpaid internship program for college students studying emergency management, communications, social sciences or related field. The internship provides students with a unique opportunity to apply classroom skills and theory to real-life work situations. It also helps them develop the confidence and skills needed to prepare for future employment opportunities.
Available Program Areas:
- Public Affairs and Communications Planning
- Homeland Security/Emergency Management
- Must have completed at least 2 years of college
- Must be studying a related field, including, but not limited to: journalism, communications, political science, public administration, public policy, homeland security, emergency management, etc.
- Strong written/verbal communications skills, and research/analysis skills
- Must commit to minimum 20 hours per week, during normal working hours
- Must maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the job
- Ability to multi-task and handle different projects
- Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply
When to Apply:
The internship program follows a college semester cycle. Please see below for internship timeframe and application deadlines.
Spring- January to May. Application deadline: Friday, first week of October.
Summer- June to August. Application deadline: Friday, first week of February.
Fall- September to December. Application deadline: Friday, first week of May.
How to Apply:
Students interning for college credit must comply with their school’s requirements. To be considered, interested students should email 1) letter of interest, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample to: [email protected]