Emergency Management Internship, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Support

Emergency Management Group – Washington (EMGWA)

Description Working Title: Emergency Management Intern, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Location: Hybrid: Virtual, with on-site location beginning June 29-July 8 at the University of Washington Seattle Campus. Occasional meetings and work sessions at various office and agency locations in the Seattle area prior to July 28, 2018.

Length of Term: 15-20 hours per week through July 16, 2018

This is an unpaid internship. Reimbursement for public transportation provided, as needed and pre- approved.

General Description: Emergency Management Group – Washington (EMGWA) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that offers emergency management planning and expertise for special event planning and execution. EMGWA is currently accepting applications for an internship. This competitive internship is open to any undergraduate AA or BA student interested in the emergency management discipline, and is pursuing a degree to which this position may be relevant.

The selected candidate will gain experience in special event emergency management planning for a large-scale, national-level special event, will have an opportunity to work with local, state and federal government stakeholders, event organizers, volunteers and the University of Washington

Job Description: The Emergency Management Intern will assist in the information collection (HVA’s, etc), development of emergency management plans, job aids, standard operating procedures, volunteer credentialing and management, and training.

This position will also perform other duties as assigned.

The selected candidate must perform duties in accordance with established EMGWA policies, procedures and guidelines.

Candidates must be available to work at least 15 hours per week.

Skills: This position requires the ability to collect, review, categorize, prioritize or analyze data and information. Ability to receive and appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information. Additional qualifications include the ability to compile data and information into a written document in a clear articulate manner and interpret instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form, from local, state and federal agencies concerning emergency management. Must be able to effectively use Microsoft Office suite and use other PC based applications.

Knowledge: Candidates are required to have basic knowledge of the four phases of emergency management, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), and the National Response Framework (NRF).

Education: Must be a current student with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and have completed at least one year of coursework in a recognized emergency management degree program.

Successful completion of the following Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study (IS) Courses is preferred: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, and IS-15b.

Criminal Background Check is required. Candidates meeting the above qualifications please send a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation from your academic program via e-mail to Alli Smith, Volunteer Manager, volunteers@emgwa.org

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