Benefits & Projects


Participants can obtain valuable in-depth experience in emergency management and other related fields. In addition, interns will:

  • Work with experienced professionals in the field of emergency management and public safety
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Get relevant experience for resume building
  • Develop confidence walking into an interview with numerous project examples to use
  • Obtain a greater understanding of career possibilities and areas of interest
  • Gain marketability for employment opportunities after graduation
  • Understanding of homeland security and emergency management principles through real life experience


Some examples of projects interns can work on:

  • Attend training and education programs provided at the Emergency Operations Center
  • Write, coordinate, and facilitate exercises in the Emergency Operations Center for multiple agencies and jurisdictions
  • Assist emergency management personnel in responding to emergencies and disasters throughout the City
  • Develop and coordinate the emergency planning activities of the City of Nashua Government
  • Research of potential programs for the office in preparedness and planning
  • Development of special event activities to build “culture of preparedness” in the City
  • Development of public awareness materials and programs
  • Shelter management plans review and consolidation
  • Create after action reports for exercises using the Department of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • Develop job lists and check sheet required during activation of the Emergency Operations Center
  • Participate in and provide input on regional response plans and committees
  • Participate in drills throughout the City of Nashua and the region to build knowledge in emergency management
  • Assist the Office of Emergency Management with building relationship between private and public partnerships
  • Assist with the management of Alerts and Warnings including CodeRed and supporting the Crisis Communications Group
  • Assist with gran management activities such as filing quarterly reports and organizing documentation
  • Provide representation at City events