The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) 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 their assigned host organization. Our internships provide exposure to industry professionals and promote career development. To support that endeavor, interns will be placed based on interests and specific project availability. Participants can obtain valuable in-depth experience in emergency management and other related fields. In addition, interns will: – Work with a national leader in the field of emergency management – Contribute to innovative projects – Get relevant experience for resume building – Develop confidence walking into an interview with numerous examples to use – Obtain a greater understanding of career possibilities and areas of interest – Gain marketability for employment opportunities after graduation Recurring semester activities include: – Regularly scheduled Lunch and Learns with emergency management professional guest speakers – FEMA Region IV Tour in Thomasville, GA – Leon County Emergency Operations Center Tour in Tallahassee, FL – Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Tour in Tallahassee, FL Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Intern | 1 opening | Location: Tallahassee, FL The intern designated for this project will have the opportunity to understand the factors which determine evacuation decisions and learn ways to mitigate issues. Intern will work under the supervision of our State Hurricane Program Manager. The purpose of a regional evacuation study is to provide emergency management officials with realistic data by quantifying the major factors in hurricane evacuation decision making. These data are provided as a framework of information that counties can use to update and revise their hurricane evacuation plans and operational procedures to improve their response to future hurricane threats.

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