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Looking for an Internship? Opportunity in FEMA's Office of Policy & Program Analysis Division

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Looking for an internship that will give you an opportunity to analyze policy related to public health, disaster relief, and emergency management?  Take a close look at this posting below from FEMA. 
Our application deadline for winter term funding consideration through our public policy and public affairs internship program is fast approaching this Wednesday, Oct 10.  For this internship at FEMA only, the application deadline for funding will be extended to Wednesday, Oct 24.  We will only consider your application at the extended deadline if you have been offered the FEMA position. Any interested students should contact us by email  for more information.

Internship Opportunity:  U. S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Policy and Program Analysis/Policy Division
Since 1979, FEMA has been the federal government’s lead agency in responding to and recovering from many of the nation’s greatest moments of crisis. Throughout its history, FEMA has built upon more than 200 years of federal involvement in disasters. All told, FEMA employees have coordinated federal response and recovery efforts and supported state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts in more than 1,800 incidents.
FEMA’s fundamental mission, and the inspiration and motivation for our FEMA employees, is to serve the nation by helping its people and first responders, especially when they are most in need.  We complete our mission as part of a team. We rely on our federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners; the private sector; nongovernmental entities like faith-based and volunteer groups; and the public to deliver services and support to people in need.  In other words, we take a Whole Community approach to emergency management.
FEMA is committed to the core values of compassion, fairness, integrity, and respect.  FEMA is committed to providing assistance and conducting all programs, services and disaster activities in a manner that includes the Whole Community and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, disability, age, sex, limited English proficiency, or economic status.
Job description:
The intern will gain hands on experience dealing with federal policy matters and have access to key decision makers within FEMA. The intern will work with a senior FEMA policy professional in support of one of our major policy assessments.  Every year FEMA undertakes assessments to determine whether existing policies are appropriate, sufficient or in need of significant revision.  Prior assessments evaluated climate change adaptation, environmental planning and historic preservation, FEMA’s Public Assistance program, and the Whole Community approach to emergency management.  The intern will participate in FEMA’s weekly Agency-wide policy deliberations where senior policy representatives from across the Agency meet to review and discuss policy initiatives and share ongoing activities.  Should a major incident, natural or man-made occur, the intern may be asked to support policy efforts in responding to that incident. Ideally the intern will be available to work a regular 40-hour week. 
If you are interested in pursuing an internship with the Office of Policy and Program Analysis (OPPA) Policy Division, please submit a resume to Amy Lassi, OPPA Executive Officer, by email or by mail to Amy Lassi, Executive Officer, OPPA/FEMA, Room 820, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20472.

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