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 Current Internships

 

Primary Children's Emergency Management

Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) is the only standalone pediatric level I trauma center and children’s hospital in a 400,000 miles2 catchment.  PCH regularly cares for children from UT, ID, MO, WY, CO, NV, Canada, and other various states and countries. PCH is a critical infrastructure asset within the National Disaster Management System (NDMS) and the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN).

Open start date program, tailored to the students program goals and needs.

We will take up to three intern tracks

 

  1. Leadership – This track involves forecasting, problem-solving, program development, plan creation, data collection & assessment, report writing and facility command operation elements.
  2. Program sustainability – This track involves response tool development, education to instruct response methodology, and development of response plans and processes.
  3. Technical and Logistics – This track (disaster engineer/technician) works with disaster response equipment, equipment sustainability, equipment operations instruction sheets and education. As well the ability to stand up the physical response to a disaster.

Projects

  1. Command staff rapid guide development
  2. Victim reunification
  3. Lock-step  based instruction cards for response equipment

Command Knowledge

  1.   ICS 100, 200, 700
  2.  ICS 300, 400 preferred, but not preclusive
  3.  HICS preferred, but not preclusive

Office Program Knowledge

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Publisher preferred, but not preclusive
  • Visio preferred, but not preclusive

Emergency Management Specific

  • EMT/Paramedic or FF or (LEO or military) or municipal EM or no previous experience
  • Creating or revising or editing emergency response plans
  • Working knowledge of hazard analysis and risk assessment tools
  • Knowledge of radio use and trans/receive experience

How To Apply:

Send a prepared Cover Letter and Resume to Kevin Arthur at kevin.arthur@imail.org

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has an open internship program which operates on a student by student bases, so internships can be catered to the students need and goals. Areas of Internship may include but are not limited to-Disaster, Blood, International, Service to Armed Forces, Communications, Fundraising, Volunteer Services and Operations. Internship opportunity is evaluated on a case by case bases depending the students desired area at that specific time.

Currently all internships are unpaid

How to Apply

Students can apply directly at RedCross.org, Or students can send a Letter of Intent/Cover Letter and Resume to Natalee Kasmiskie @ natalee.kasmiskie@redcross.org, other questions can be directed to her at 801-323-7010.

UVU Emergency Response Team (ERT)

The ERT is a campus emergency response team that responds in tandem with UVU police to all medical emergencies on campus. We perform training for all our EMS personnel every shift and hands on practical skills training bimonthly. The ERT will provide patient care for all campus events. ERT personnel will host CPR/AED and first aid certification classes every other month at lower prices of regular certification courses to better the emergency medical education of UVU’s students and faculty. We will only present positions on the team to certified professionals at the minimum of EMT-Basic level. Our goal is  to provide a national standard of patient care to all that are at UVU.

Requirements

The only requirements for this internship is to cover at least one 10 hour shift doing on campus EMS response each week.

How to Apply

To apply contact Margaret Mittelman, either by phone 801-372-3837 or by email @ mittelma@uvu.edu, You can also find applications online. You may also contact Zack Larsen Assistant Director at 385-222-4077, Director TJ Rowley 801-866-9313, Scott Slater 281-222-6208 and Corina Rowley 435-893-1821.

Provo City 

Emergency Management Intern Opportunity


Provo City is seeking a motivated individual to work as an unpaid intern under the direction of the Emergency Manager. This internship will provide the opportunity to work with Emergency Management Professionals in Provo City. This internship may include assistance with the following:
• Development of a City- Wide Threat and Risk assessment
• Emergency Operations Center Functions
• Development of Department Specific Training/Exercises
• Emergency Operations Plan Review
• Grant Application and Management Process
• Community Outreach Programs
• Administrative Duties


 Requirements:


Preferred knowledge of the Incident Command System and familiarity with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. Completion of National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses 100, 200, 700 and 800 is preferred. Any other NIMS courses completed are beneficial. Must have general knowledge of Emergency Management principles regarding the functions of Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Recovery and Prevention. This position is best suited for undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates with backgrounds in: Emergency Management, Public Safety, Political Science, Public Administration, Law, Public Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, Public Policy, History, or related fields. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working within the field of Emergency Management.
Time Requirement:
Subject to availability.

How to Apply

 

Email your resume and one letter of recommendation to Chris Blinzinger at cblinzinger@provo.utah.gov

 

LDS Hospital

Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (ICDP) Internship Opportunity


Overview:

This unpaid internship provides a learning opportunity for a student to work with a leading disaster preparedness organization. The ICDP Intern supports the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness team in their efforts to improve and enhance the Center’s mission to be a Center of Excellence for integrated community-based disaster readiness and resilience through collaborative education, training, research.
▪This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Applicant must be a student in an accredited school or a program that will allow them to obtain university/college credit for an internship class. ▪The selected intern would begin Spring semester (Jan - April 2017). This internship is part-time with hours that fall within the standard work day (8 am to 5 pm). Hours can be flexible within that time frame throughout the week. ▪The internship experience will be based at the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness located in LDS Hospital.


Experiences available:


The intern will: 1. be assigned one or more specific projects during the internship. Will work independently or as a member of a team to accomplish the tasks necessary to successfully complete the project. 2. produce an outcome that meets school requirements and demonstrates operational abilities 3. participate and be involved in a variety of learning projects: work with the members of the team to identify solutions and perform tasks that accomplish individual and team goals. 4. attend department meetings and actively participate in knowledge sharing as it relates to duties 5. gain knowledge and participate in the daily functions of the Center. By the end of the internship, the student will have experience most aspects of a disaster preparedness center. 6. work with the ICDP social media to keep it current
Criteria for selection: 1. Students in emergency response or emergency management fields, who are in an undergrad or master’s program at an accredited institution 2. Students in business and/or administrative fields (business/hospital administration, public relations, communications, or marketing etc.), who are in an undergrad or master’s program at an accredited institution 3. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and other creative software programs. 4. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills 5. Strong analytical and quantitative skills 6. Strong project management and multi-tasking abilities 7. Self- starter and able to work independently


For Consideration:


Apply online at www.intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/. Click on Explore Careers and then select Search job opportunities. Enter job #192106 (Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness Internship) to access the application. For questions email Barb Clark at barb.clark@imail.org. Dead-line to apply is Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Introduction

The Summer Intern Program provides short-term assistance to Airports Authority Offices and allows Summer Interns opportunity to gain on-the-job experience. In addition to the work they produce, Summer Interns are a potential recruitment source for full-time positions.

Airports Authority Summer Interns are hired from local and non-local universities.

Employment Period

The 2016 program ran from May 16th through August 5th. Information for 2017 will be posted here when details become available. But we expect the dates to be the same.

Positions

The positions are divided among most Office functions. Accordingly, your major (pre-major) must align with one of the following fields/functions:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business Administration/Economics/Mathematics/Property Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Communications/Public Relations/Journalism/Marketing
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Construction, GIS, Electrical or Environmental)
  • Architecture (facilities/infrastructure)
  • Computer Science/IT (Computer Security, Web-browsing/Facebook/Twitter, Architecture Modeling, Software Engineering, Radio Frequency)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Human Resources (HRIS and Risk Management)
  • Public Safety

Positions are located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA) based on the functional area.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university at the time of application.
  • Have a major (pre-major) that aligns with one of the functional areas indicated in the “Positions” section above.
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.

Pay and Work Hours

Summer Interns are paid at a rate of $12.37 per hour and are eligible for the Commuter Transit Subsidy benefit, which allows for a predetermined monthly subsidy when using public transit.  Summer Interns may not work more than 40 hours per week.

Background Check

Selected Summer Interns are required to undergo a background check. Those who pass successfully are made final offers.

How to Apply:

The online application will be available as of January 2017--click Here

Evaluation Process

Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. You must complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Your resume and application are then compared to your assessment questionnaire responses. If a determination is made that your application does not support your assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be screened for further consideration.

For questions regarding the Summer Intern Program, please contact the Program Manager:

Deborah (Debbie) Williams
deborah.williams@mwaa.com

San Francisco International Airport

Emergency Management

Summary:

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a world-class, award-winning airport serving more than 51.4 million guests each year.  SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international airports on 39 international carriers.  The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 78 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines.  In fiscal year 15/16, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $7.8 billion in business activity and supported nearly 39,400 direct jobs.

SFO's mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel.  SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest project in the Airport’s 10-year, $6.1 billion Capital Improvement Plan. 

For more information about SFO, visit www.flysfo.com.

This is a Paid Internship--$19.24 an hour.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

San Francisco International Airport has a robust internship program and hosts more than 100 interns annually. Our College Summer Interns will work full-time, 40 hours per week, in an assigned Airport Commission section. Each intern will work directly with an SFO Mentor who will task them with both daily tasks and larger scale projects. Past interns projects have included preparing complex reports, conducting surveys, producing website or social media content, assisting in event planning, and other duties as assigned by their host office.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to attend tours of SFO, Meet and Greets with Airport leadership, and other events aimed at professional development. Participating departments include:

  •  Accounting
  • Aircraft Noise Abatement
  • Airfield Operations
  • Bureau of Planning and Environmental Affairs, Wildlife
  • Business and Finance, Revenue Development & Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Operations
  • Environmental Policy & Sustainability
  • International Marketing
  • Museums
  • Reprographics
  • Social Media & Community Relations

 

Requirements:

  • College Summer Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college undergraduate or graduate degree program for Fall 2017. 
  • Only those who have completed two (2) years of college; equivalent to 60 credit units or 90 quarter units, will be considered. College transcripts (unofficial accepted) must be uploaded with the application.  
  • A valid social security card at time of hire.

College Summer Interns Alumni may re-apply for the internship but cannot be considered for the same section(s) the intern has previously interned with.  SFO High School Intern Alumni may apply for offices they have previously interned with.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As-Needed - full-time, summer only internship.  The program requires interns to commit to a ten-week session.  Internships begin in early June, mid-June, or July 2017 depending on school calendar.  Typical schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. but may include weekend or shift hours depending on assignment.  Relocation costs are not reimbursed.  Upon completing the internship, there is no implied offer of extension

How To Apply:

To apply click here

For other information on the opportunities at San Francisco International Airport To view more opportunities click here.

Intermountain Center for Disaster Prep. Salt Lake City

 
Overview:

This unpaid internship provides a learning opportunity for a student to work with a leading disaster
preparedness organization. The ICDP Intern supports the Intermountain Center for Disaster
Preparedness team in their efforts to improve and enhance the Center’s mission to be a Center of
Excellence for integrated community-based disaster readiness and resilience through collaborative education,
training, research.
 
▪This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Applicant must be a student in an accredited
school or a program that will allow them to obtain university/college credit for an internship
class.
▪The selected intern would begin Fall semester (Sept. – Dec. 2017). This internship is
part- time with hours that fall within the standard work day (8 am to 5 pm). Hours can be
flexible within that time frame throughout the week.
▪The internship experience will be based at the Intermountain Center for Disaster
Preparedness located in LDS Hospital.

Experiences available
The intern will:

1. be assigned one or more specific projects during the internship. Will work independently or as
a member of a team to accomplish the tasks necessary to successfully complete the project.
2. produce an outcome that meets school requirements and demonstrates operational abilities
3. participate and be involved in a variety of learning projects: work with the members of the
team to identify solutions and perform tasks that accomplish individual and team goals.
4. attend department meetings and actively participate in knowledge sharing as it relates to
duties
5. gain knowledge and participate in the daily functions of the Center. By the end of the
internship, the student will have experience most aspects of a disaster preparedness center.
6. work with the ICDP social media to keep it current
 
Criteria for selection:

1. Students in emergency response or emergency management fields, who are in an undergrad
or master’s program at an accredited institution
2. Students in hospital administration, public relations, communications, or marketing who are
in an undergrad or master’s program at an accredited institution
3. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, PowerPoint, and other creative software
programs.
4. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
5. Strong analytical and quantitative skills
6. Strong project management and multi-tasking abilities
7. Self- starter and able to work independently
 
For Consideration:
 
Apply online at www.intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/. Click on Explore Careers and
then select Search job opportunities. Enter job #198792 (Intermountain Center for Disaster
Preparedness Internship) to access the application.  Student will need to upload their resume
and cover letter expressing their interest with their application.  For questions, email Barb Clark at
 
barb.clark@imail.org.
Dead-line to apply is Friday, June 30, 2017
Please note application can close at any time, so students are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Utah Division of Emergency Management

Notice of Intern Recruitment

Recruitment period August 21- September 30, 2017

Position open October 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

 

Overview:

The Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is seeking an intern in the Preparedness Bureau.  This is a part-time opportunity of up to 15 hours per week and pays $10-$12 per hour based upon capabilities and skill sets.  No benefits are available in this position.  Cover letter and resume may be submitted via email to jainsworth@utah.gov, beginning May 30, 2017, through June 16, 2017.  The position is open for 12 months (July 2017 – June 2018) and can accommodate multiple persons in the role but only one at a time.

The Preparedness Bureau Intern position will provide a working education of the essential functions of today's emergency management and homeland security industries.  The Bureau’s outreach and training activities will offer an opportunity to develop communications skills and gain experience in providing preparedness information to the whole community utilizing the multimedia environment.

A basic knowledge of personal and community preparedness is helpful and on-the-job training across the spectrum of preparedness topics will be provided. This team member will work with the Be Ready Utah programs (Citizen Corp, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Be Ready Schools, and Be Ready Business).  Assist with organizing tabletop exercises, participate in school assemblies and presentations, and assist with developing outreach materials and social media messaging.  They will also provide administrative support to the Utah Public-Private Partnership section (UP3), assisting with research and logistics activities.

The intern will assist with staffing of preparedness information booths and may be scheduled to represent DEM at safety fairs and conferences.  An occasional Saturday assignment is possible.  This position will be invited to attend all appropriate staff meetings, will be assigned a role in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and/or Business Emergency Coordination Center ( BECC), and will attend incident briefings. 

Other capabilities we are seeking from this position:   Comfortable interacting with the public.  Courteous, professional and service-oriented.  Must possess a valid driver's license.   Able to use common office software to prepare printed agendas, publicity fliers, rosters and databases.  Proficient in taking notes and writing summaries from those notes.  Assist with meeting logistics and able to lift up to 40 pounds. Knowledge/proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, primarily Excel, PowerPoint, and Word is important.   Also, occasionally staff the front reception area and answer main phone line as the voice of DEM. 

This is a comprehensive learning opportunity to acquire essential work skills while simultaneously learning the critical activities of today's emergency management and homeland security industries.

For more information contact Matt Beaudry 

Email:  mbeaudry@utah.gov


 

James McCoy

Internship Coordinator

College of Health and Public Services (CHPS)

james.mccooy@uvu.edu

801-863-5702

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Internship and job opportunities can also be found at handshake 

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to your Emergency Services Administration Advisor at 801-863-7723

 


Internships are a great opportunity for students to develop knowledge, skills, and relationships in the real-world that would be harder to accomplish in a classroom setting. An internship can help put career goals into perspective, give students the resources to accomplish those career goals, and bridge the gap between college and the professional world.

Browse below for information on current internships, federal internships, and general information about internships. The majority of internship below require candidates to pass a criminal background check. You can also find additional information about internships by going to our Internship Services website at uvu.edu/internships.

 

INTERNSHIPS

So what is an Internship and why are they important?

An internship is a temporary work experience that allows the individual to get some hands-on, real world, entry-level experience under their belt with the supervision and training of an experienced professional. Some internships are paid while others are unpaid, but the focus of an internship is on experience rather than money. An internship should include learning goals that connect the intern’s education to real world scenarios in an effort to gain practical experience and get them one step closer to achieving their career goals.

Internships are extremely important because they offer a number of benefits to help you jump-start your career. Here are a few ways that internships are beneficial.

Benefits

Is this what I really want to do? 

Devoting years of your life and education to a career is a big commitment. How can you be sure that it’s something that you want to do for the rest of your life if you’ve never done it before? An internship can help answer this question by letting you sample the industry without a long-term commitment. A profession may not always be what we think it is and getting your hands dirty with some good ol’ fashioned real world experience is the best way to find out if you’ve found the job of your dreams or just another 9-to-5 that pays the bills. The sooner you are able to figure this out, the sooner you can be on your way to having a fulfilling career in what you’re passionate about.

Make connections with professionals in the field

The old saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know” has some truth to it. A little bit of networking can go a long way, especially in competitive fields, and an internship is an excellent way to build relationships and network with professionals in the industry. An internship can also act as a 3-month-long job interview which is why some employers use internships as a recruitment tool. Do a great job, build relationships, contribute to the company, and when the internship is finished they may not want to let you go. At the very least, they can connect you to others in the field and provide a positive referral which can be extremely valuable. This also gives you an opportunity to get the inside scoop on the industry from people that have years of real world experience and their advice is invaluable when considering your future career plans.

Experience

Experience is golden, and the more experience you have the more valuable you are. Employers are always looking for candidates with experience. More experience means more skill, and more skill means you have more to offer a future employer. But how do you get experience if no one will hire you because you have no experience? An internship is a good place to start. Employers don’t expect interns to have a lot of experience or even any experience. It’s a good place to get your foot in the door. Additionally, the focus of an internship is to get experience. Interns are expected to be responsible, reliable, and professional just like an employee, but the objective of an internship is to get some basic hands-on experience. Additionally, an internship lets you develop or learn some skills that may be much harder to develop in a classroom setting. Think of it this way… reading how to ride a bike and actually riding a bike are two different things. Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to jump in and try it out.

Enhance your resume

An internship on a resume shows a prospective employer that you have some familiarity with the industry including some real-world training. This is especially true if the skills that were developed during the internship are listed on the resume. It can also be an indicator of your committed to your career because it shows you’ve taken the initiative to get some hands-on experience. Additionally, a solid reference from an internship host shows that you’re trustworthy which is so important in today’s fleeting applicant pool. An internship with a respected employer could set you above the competition.

Potentially receive credit for your experience

So if you had to choose between getting credit for sitting in a traditional classroom setting or getting credit for being out in the field and getting the above benefits, which would you choose? Well, the good news is that you might be able to get credit for your internship. 75 internship hours a semester (roughly 5 hours a week) equals 1 credit of elective credit towards your major. Reach out to your internship coordinator to see if you're able to get credit for your internship. 

Benefits for employers

Employers also benefit from internships a number of ways:

  • Increased productivity by having additional help
  • Experienced staff can focus on more advanced tasks while interns handle entry-level work
  • Interns bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and an enthusiastic willingness to learn
  • Temporary help with no long-term commitment
  • If a business is looking to expand, internships can act as a longer and more in-depth interview process
  • A way to give back to your community

Okay, so internships are great. Where do I start? How do I find an internship?

 

There are lots of different ways to find an internship and lots of different resources. But they usually all involve one thing: networking. The right internship is out there somewhere and sometimes finding it is just a matter of asking around. Here are some different ways to find an internship:

  • Reach out to your dream company: Think of a company you’d like to work for and reach out. Big businesses sometimes have a structured internship program already established and have a tendency to be more competitive for interns than smaller, local businesses. Research information on their website regarding internships or simply give them a call. Explain your career goals, your interest in their company, and inquire about internship opportunities. Be personable, polite, and professional. Be sure to get names and contact information to follow-up.
  • Utilize UVU’s Internship Services:Talk to your internship coordinator, or browse internship postings on Careerlink.
  • Ask faculty & advisors: These people more often than not have spent some time in the industry and may have some connections. It never hurts to ask, and if you get a good referral, that’s a huge bonus as well!
  • Friends of friends: Do you have a friend of a friend with your dream job? An acquaintance of an acquaintance? Reach out to see if they could point you in the right direction for an internship, or if possible, would be interested in hosting an internship. People that have walked the path often have some of the best information you can get.

Process for getting credit for an internship.

To receive credit for your internship you will need to take an online course in conjunction with your internship experience. Like any other course this includes coursework, due dates, and paying tuition. Be aware that 75 internship hours a semester (about 5 hours a week) equals 1 academic credit. This is important when determining how many credits you’ll be taking based on how many hours a week you can comfortably fit into your schedule and what your internship host is able to accommodate – something you should also establish with your internship host beforehand. This credit is placed as elective credit.

Below is the process for receiving credit for an internship. Please note that you can’t receive credit for past internships that you have already completed.

  1. Meet with your internship coordinator

    Together the student and the internship coordinator will discuss the details of the internship for approval. This includes items such as work responsibilities during the internship, number of credits to be assigned, checking to see where or if the credit can be applied, compliance with UVU policy, and to answer any questions the student may have. You can reach James McCoy, the Internship Coordinator for the College of Aviation and Public Services, at james.mccoy@uvu.edu.

  2. Internship Proposal Form

    Together with the internship host, the student will fill out the internship Proposal Form to verify the job duties, scheduling, pay (if any), etc. The student will then turn this form in to the internship coordinator to be reviewed. The internship coordinator may contact the internship supervisor to verify the internship and answer any questions the supervisor may have.

  3. The Application for Credit

    If the proposal is approved the internship coordinator will create the Application for Credit using the information from the Proposal Form. All parties (internship supervisor, student, instructor, internship coordinator) will sign the Application for Credit which outlines the specifics of the internship derived from the Proposal Form. This is to ensure that all parties understand the specifics of the internship and agree upon the terms. The Application for Credit will typically be sent out and digitally signed by all parties via Docusign. This allows for a faster and simpler approval process.

  4. Have the internship host complete the Master Internship Agreement

    The Master Internship Agreement outlines the responsibilities of the host, the university, and verifies the appropriate insurance depending on the type of internship (paid or unpaid.) Before a student can intern somewhere we have to have an active Master Internship Agreement on file for the host. If we don’t have an agreement for the internship host the internship coordinator will send a copy of the agreement to be filled out and signed by the host. This agreement is good for 5 years from the date it is submitted and can be viewed here. You can view what employers have completed a Master Internship Agreement here.

  5. Register for the course

    Once the Application for Credit has been signed by all parties the coordinator will grant the student access in the system to register for the internship course and provide the Course Registration Number (CRN) & section to allow the student to register. Once the semester begins, the student will be able to go into the course via Canvas to access the course content.

  6. Finish all assigned coursework by the deadlines

    The student will complete the amount of internship hours based on the number of credits taken (75 hours/semester = 1 credit), finish all course material (papers, evaluations, orientation, hours log, etc.) by the established deadlines with a satisfactory level of quality as deemed by the instructor to receive a grade.