2024 Internship Program

NOHSEP is responsible for disaster planning, response and recovery for the City of New Orleans. NOHSEP increases New Orleans’ resilience and capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from major emergencies by protecting residents from natural and man-made disasters through “all-hazards” planning. The Mayor, City Council, and public safety agencies rely on NOHSEP to inform all emergency management activities and operations. The office also coordinates with state and federal emergency agencies, submitting all requests for federal disaster assistance and federal funding subsequent to disaster declarations. One of the office’s primary responsibilities is to inform and engage the public in emergency preparedness, empowering residents with information and connecting them to disaster resources. 

Internship Description:

NOHSEP invites undergraduate and graduate students with interests in emergency management, hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, and resilience to apply for unpaid, semester-long or flexible internship positions. Interns will report to the Public Engagement Branch and work on projects tailored to both their interests and agency needs. Internships are offered in three cohorts: fall, spring and summer semesters.  

Based On Skills And Interest, Interns Will Be Paired With Nohsep Staff To Work In The Following Fields:

  • Crisis Communications, Media & Public Information 
  • Nola Ready Community Engagement - Outreach and Education 
  • Nola Ready Community Engagement – Non-profits and Volunteer Coordination 
  • Emergency Operations & Logistics 
  • Emergency Planning 
  • GIS & Mapping 
  • Public Health Disaster Management 
  • Homeland Security & Public Safety 
  • Hazard Mitigation 

While interning at NOHSEP, interns may:

  • Assist with community outreach or engagement activities, occasionally on nights and/or weekends.
  • Have the opportunity to interface with local, state, and federal partners. 
  • Be exposed to the fundamentals of emergency management through training and participation in City Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) activations. 
  • Assist and participate in public safety exercises (tabletop, functional, or full-scale). 
  • Gain real world experience with emergency management. 

Time Commitment:

Interns are required to commit at least 15-20 hours per week during the regular business hours of Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Interns will often be asked to work outside of normal business hours for community engagement, special events or during a disaster response. These hours can be used to FLEX time during the regular work week. NOHSEP can also work with interns who are seeking course credit for their internship via their institution, and therefore have different hour requirements and necessary project deliverables. 


We are currently accepting applicants for our internship program. Feel free to submit an application to be considered for any future application cycles. Check back on this page for application deadline updates.

Application Process:

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