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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Internships & Volunteering Opportunities


The Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness offers internships to junior and senior undergraduate and graduate-level students throughout the academic year. Internships are offered in three cohorts: fall, spring and summer semesters. Applicants are selected through a competitive process and initially assigned to the Planning & Preparedness Division. Click here more information on how to apply.

Application deadlines:

Fall Semester Internships: July 15
Spring Semester Internships: November 15
Summer Semester Internships: April 15

All applicants will receive confirmation that their applications has been received shortly after the deadline date noted above, with further correspondence indicating the selection outcome within four weeks.

Alternatively, the New Orleans Health Department also offers internships in public health emergency preparedness.

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team external link

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Medical Reserve Corps  external link

The New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps, administered  by the New Orleans Health Department, is a diverse group of committed volunteers with skills and expertise to supplement public health emergency preparedness and response efforts in New Orleans.

Evacuteer external link

Evacuteer trains 500 New Orleanians each hurricane season to assist in the event of a mandatory evacuation.


VIGOR – Volunteers in Government of Responsibility EMS Program

EMS Volunteer Program external link

The New Orleans EMS VIGOR program allows potential new employees and individuals who are curious about EMS a chance to ride along with EMS. 

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