Central Florida Disaster Services
Orlando Executive Airport
CFDS is seeking motivated individuals interested in acquiring knowledge and valuable work experience in disaster preparedness. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual with self-initiative, critical thinking, and good administrative skills looking to get basic experience in the preparedness end of emergency preparedness and disaster management. Interns will work on a variety of projects that may include community outreach, planning for client meetings on emergency preparedness, working in the logistical warehouse with disaster medical equipment, and/or research on a variety of related issues. We will encourage all interns to write a memo or paper on their experience, the results of their work, and any suggestions they have for improving the intern experience. CFDS is a non-profit corporation which sponsors SMRT-5 who’s under the scope and responsibilities of Florida's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), the SMRS mission is to design, develop, and maintain a State capability to deliver quality medical surge care to the victims of - and responders to - a Florida disaster, as well as the ability to provide response to other states through EMAC, without impacting capacity within Florida.
This is an unpaid internship position but may fit the requirements for college credit. Internships may be full or part-time. Work hours are flexible to meet the needs of students and CFDS. The ideal candidates will be currently enrolled in a Degree program in a related field to disaster preparedness. However, students who are majoring in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Candidates will have excellent computer skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), and should have experience conducting research using a variety online resources. Candidates must have excellent writing skills and a strong knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Familiarity with community preparedness is preferred, but not required. Please note: Interns must by U.S. citizens and a basic background check will be conducted before the internship can begin.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: BradleyCFDS@gmail.com. Please put “CFDS Internship” in the subject line of your email, and note your availability. Applications for the summer program will be accepted through May 31, 2011. If you are interested in an internship for the fall program this year or winter or spring programs next year, please submit your resume and indicate which of these you are interested in.