Emergency Management Interns

The Nashua, NH Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to apply classroom skills and theory to real life work situations. This hands-on program is designed to strengthen fundamental emergency management concepts and develop the confidence and skills of the next generation to prepare them for future employment opportunities.
 As an intern, participants are expected to employ their skills and abilities to contribute to the objectives of the emergency management program. Our internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development. To support that endeavor, interns will be assigned projects based on interests and specific project availability.

Flexible Options

Internships are available throughout the year. The Internship Program runs throughout the year parallel to the semester cycle. Offerings are available during spring, summer, fall, and winter and are flexible based on the requirements of your school. Specific schedules will vary according to the position. The internship should be at least three months in length so the student can gain enough experience in the emergency management field to benefit him/her in the workplace.


Responsibilities & Tasks

Intern responsibilities and tasks vary and can include conducting research, plan development/review, attending meetings, training and exercise development, grant administration and more. Students will work with the Emergency Management Director for guidance and support.


Unpaid Program

The Office of Emergency Management Internship Program is an unpaid program. However, we offer college credit for participation in this investment toward your future.



To apply, applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program or have a degree. Degrees in emergency management, public administration, or a related field are recommended though any major is welcome to apply. All applications will be considered.


Internship candidates must also have an understanding of emergency management which may be demonstrated by the completion of FEMA Independent Study (IS) Courses: 100, 200, 700 and 800.


Application Process

In order to apply, please fill out the online application.