Internships at MEMA

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is accepting applications for paid interns.

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Winter 2023 Paid Internship Positions

Local Coordinators

The intern will work with MEMA Local Coordinators across all aspects of their job functions. This will include working with Local Coordinators, Emergency Management Directors on various emergency plans and annexes and providing support for our training workshops and the subregional exercise program. The intern will also be included in stakeholder meetings and local outreach to help them get a better understanding of what local emergency management encompasses. As a project, we will also ask the intern to help develop Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan annexes, training workshops, or Tabletop Exercises based on their study area and the region's needs. -- Location: Agawam, MA

Public Information Officer

This opportunity will provide the intern with exposure to public information activities related to emergency management and an overall understanding of MEMA’s mission. Primarily, the intern will assist the Public Information Program staff in planning and preparing activities as part of the agency’s annual preparedness program plan. Duties may include developing promotional plans and materials, updating the agency’s website, planning regional community events, scheduling and preparing materials for meetings, interacting with local, state, and federal preparedness partners, and assisting as appropriate with other Public Information Program tasks. -- Location: Framingham, MA

Please send a completed application, cover letter, and resume to no later than Saturday, December 10, 2022. 

Please state which internship you are interested in.

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Additional Information & Application

Applicants must be currently enrolled college students to be eligible for the Internship Program.

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

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