Internship Program

The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Internship Program offers a highly competitive opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in emergency planning, emergency operations, communications, and community preparedness in the nation’s second largest city. In addition to highly substantive and meaningful projects, interns gain in-depth knowledge of the field by completing formal training courses, participating in exercises, providing support to incident and event management, and networking with emergency managers across the nation. 

Since its inception in February 2009, more than 70 highly qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, master degree graduates, PhD candidates, and professionals have participated in EMD's Emergency Management Internship Program. Interns work for a minimum of ten weeks, though several interns have remained active in the Internship Program for over a year.

Recruitment for the Internship Program opens approximately three times a year. Recruitment is now closed for Summer 2017. 

If you are interested in being notified when the next recruitment period opens, complete the Internship Interest Form. You will be notified by email when recruitment opens.