Summer Internships

Available with FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will soon be recruiting students from a wide variety of disciplines for summer internship opportunities throughout the Agency. The vacancy announcement will be posted on USAJobs from March 10-14, 2014.

FEMA’s summer internship program runs from May 1st to September 30th, although students may start and end their internships at different times and some offices may elect to extend positions beyond September 30th. Positions are available in multiple locations, including Washington, D.C., and FEMA Regional Offices across the country.

FEMA is committed to providing quality work experiences for student interns.

The basic qualifications for an intern appointment have been predetermined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM):

  • Available to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate
  • Interns may be hired on a temporary or indefinite basis (until completion of degree requirements) and may work either part- or full-time; interns are paid
  • Openings for intern positions will be posted on USAJobs, at; veterans' preference applies
  • If conversion potential is specified in the job opportunity announcement, interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) after successful completion of the program. Conversion is not guaranteed. To be eligible for conversion, interns must:
    • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience through the Internship Program;
    • Complete their degree or certificate requirements;
    • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the intern will be converted;
    • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant Agreement; and
    • Perform their job successfully
  • Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at

Please contact the FEMA Pathways Team at if you have questions regarding the summer internship program.