Mitigation Division Internship

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Mitigation Division Internship
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/DHS

•	Work Schedule: Part Time/Flexible
•	Time Limit: 3-6 Months
•	Salary: None/College Credit
Mitigation focuses on breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and
repeated damage. 

FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and a range of programs
designed to reduce future losses to homes, businesses, schools, public 
buildings and critical facilities from floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and other 
natural disasters. 

Mitigation efforts provide value to the American people by creating safer 
communities and reducing loss of life and property. Mitigation includes such 
activities as: 

•	Complying with or exceeding NFIP floodplain management regulations. 
•	Enforcing stringent building codes, flood-proofing requirements, seismic 
design standards and wind-bracing requirements for new construction or repairing
existing buildings. 
•	Adopting zoning ordinances that steer development away from areas subject to 
flooding, storm surge or coastal erosion. 
•	Retrofitting public buildings to withstand hurricane-strength winds or ground 
•	Acquiring damaged homes or businesses in flood-prone areas, relocating the 
structures, and returning the property to open space, wetlands or recreational 
•	Building community shelters and tornado safe rooms to help protect people in 
their homes, public buildings and schools in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas.
•	Community Resiliency Projects.

The Intern will support Mitigation Managers to coordinate and manage Mitigation 
Projects for Federal, State level (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin 
Islands) and tribal, local governments within Region II states. The intern will 
assist the Mitigation Specialists organize, manage and facilitate training and 
exercise events, write policy papers, evaluate programs, develop plans, conduct 
outreach, instruct classes and attend meetings. 

• Ability to communicate in writing. 
• Ability to analyze current or projected operating programs. 
• Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. 
• Knowledge of continuity principles, practices, techniques, and procedures.
• Ability to plan and execute work. 

How to apply :


(1) Interns MUST be enrolled in a Graduate School or Undergraduate School at the
Junior / Senior year.

2) Previous work or ongoing study at in engineering, business, communications,
training, public administration, public health, emergency management or public

(3) Interns must be United States Citizens (green card holders, or those with
student visas / work permits are not allowed).

(4) Accepted Interns must complete a background investigation and suitability of
employment prior to start date (this process can take one month or longer).

If interested please contact: Russell Fox, Regional Branch Chief, Analysis and Integration FEMA Region II

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