Region 2 is Hiring – Make a Difference with FEMA

Are you a college student or alumni ready to be a part of the next generation of emergency managers?

FEMA is looking for individuals who are passionate about public service and want to make a difference in the community.

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Region 2 staff welcome you to jump into a career in emergency management.

Jobs for College Students and Grads

FEMA's “Make a Difference” recruitment initiative is partnering with regional colleges and universities to match more than 300 students and alumni from a broad range of disciplines to fill vacancies in our Region 2 locations, which include:

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Region 2 Locations

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands


Students and alumni of any higher education institutions are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Students and alumni can send us an email with their:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Reference letter from college or university personnel dean

FEMA will reach out to qualified applicants to schedule an interview.

Positions Available

FEMA is seeking to hire current college students and alumni, regardless of major, to support the following functional areas:

  • Emergency management   
  • Public administration
  • Public policy
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Business

View detailed job descriptions.


Undergraduates with no experience will start at a grade level of GS-7. Graduate students with no experience will start at a GS-9. All other applicants with experience can qualify at the GS-9 level and above.

View the 2023 Locality Pay Charts for more information.

Benefits of Working at FEMA

At FEMA, you are part of a federal agency that makes a differences in communities before, during and after disasters.

Learn about our mission, benefits package, hybrid work schedule and more.

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