Spring 2020 Internship, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (Washington, DC)


HSEMA’s summer internship program provides real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis. Our internship program seeks qualified graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in or majoring in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • English Writing – Rhetoric
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law/Government
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration/Policy
  • Public Relations


A highly qualified applicant will possess the following: self-motivation, attention to detail, critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled, who are in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at a U.S. college or university. Enrollment must be supported by a transcript or an official letter from school administration. It cannot be a letter from a professor.


The HSEMA Summer Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Session, which begins January 13, 2020, and ends April 17, 2020. You can find specific opportunities below. Please send any questions regarding the Internship Program or the application process to hsema.internship@dc.govThe application deadline is October 31, 2019.

Please submit the following information via email: hsema.internship@dc.gov and indicate the particular internship opportunity in the email subject line and cover letterThe deadline to apply is October 31, 2019. Applications will NOT be considered for review if they do not include all of the below documents.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • One (1) letter of recommendation on official letterhead from an academic or professional reference
  • Most recent transcript
  • Proof of current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program for Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 (enrollment can be supported by a transcript or an official letter from school administration. It cannot be a letter from a professor.)
    • You may submit a copy of the courses you’re registered for in the fall 2019 semester to meet this requirement. Alternatively, you may submit a screenshot/copy of your online student records if you’re able to find your anticipated graduation date listed anywhere.
    • If you are unable to submit either of those, you can submit an official letter from school administration confirming you are currently enrolled in an academic program, you are in good standing, and the inclusion of your anticipated graduation date in place of your course registration schedule.

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