DC HSEMA Internship Opportunity-Intelligence Division

  • DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • 07/13/2018
U.S. Citizen / Must Be Clearable Entry Level Intelligence / CounterIntelligence

Job Description



Paid Internship Opportunity –Intelligence Division

 Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center

Duration of Internship: September 3, 2018- December 14, 2018

Compensation: Stipend

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.

HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies who are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property.  Particularly, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:


  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice/Intelligence Analysis
  • Cybersecurity/IT
  • Business Administration/Operations
  • Public Communication/Relations


As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.

Position With:

Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC)


Description of Opportunity:

The WRTAC is a fusion center, co-located with the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Joint All-Hazards Operations Center (JAHOC) within HSEMA. The WRTAC’s mission is “to provide strategic analysis of regional threats and hazards, while enhancing value-added information sharing among our public and private sector partners.” This is achieved through engagement and information sharing at the state, local, and federal level as well as with the private sector. The center focuses on issues within the following disciplines: law enforcement, counterterrorism, emergency management, fire/EMS, public health, critical infrastructure and key resources, and cybersecurity. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in research, analysis, and various outreach activities.



  1. Demonstrated interest in homeland security
  2. Strong written and oral communications skills
  3. Sound critical thinking and problem solving skills


*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays. Applicants must also be US citizens and are subject to a background check.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples (2 page maximum), and  two signed letters of recommendation (one academic; one employer) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by Sunday August 5, 2018