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HBCU and Minority Serving Institutions Summer Internship Program

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Application Date: February 13, 2024 - February 29, 2024

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FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA is better able to serve the needs of diverse communities when its leadership and staff reflect the communities it serves.

FEMA is recruiting students from Minority Serving Institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Tribal Universities (TCUs) for the 2024 summer internship program. Students from MSI’s including HBCUs and Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to apply.

The internship program provides students an opportunity to work alongside highly skilled professionals at FEMA, gain hands-on experience, interact with experts and peers and expand their knowledge in a professional work environment. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their time of greatest need.

Internship Positions

  • Emergency Management, IC-0099-04
  • Administrative and Office Support, IC-0399-03; IC-0399-04
  • Accounting and Budget, IC-0599-03; IC-0599-04


In this position, interns will assist routine, procedural or standard assignments that support management or program analytical work. Typical assignments include:

  • Attending meetings and conferences
  • Performing analytical duties pertaining to the program
  • Developing and tracking accounts and other logistical requirements
  • Communicating with FEMA offices, regional partners, and internal stakeholders

Eligibility Requirements

  • All candidates must be currently enrolled in a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), a Tribal College and Tribal University (TCU) or a Minority Serving Institution (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges) and seeking a degree (certificate, etc.) on a full or half-time basis.
  • Candidates may apply and be considered for an internship position in the weeks/months prior to the job being filled.  These individuals must, however, complete their enrollment requirements prior to appointment. Receipt of official transcripts required prior to entry on duty is established.
  • Candidates must currently have and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) and be in good standing.
  • The position for the HBCU/MSI internship program is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.
    • To qualify for the IC-03 position, candidate must possess: Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.
    • To qualify for the IC-04 position, candidate must possess: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study.

How to Apply

  • Email:
  • Email subject line: FEMA HBCU MSI Summer Program 2024
  • Attach to email:
    • Resume
    • Current unofficial transcript(s) that show name of university/college, degree program, current enrollment, GPA
    • Any applicable and/or required supporting documentation

Note: All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English

Important Dates

  • Application Date: February 13, 2024 - February 29, 2024
  • Selection Date: March 11 - March 29, 2024
  • Internship Date: Mid-May through Mid-August

Internship Locations & Salary

Atlanta, GA $33,301 - $37,381 per annum
Washington, DC $35,947 – $40,351 per annum
Lakewood, CO $35,035 - $39,328 per annum