FEMA Higher Education Program Student Volunteer Information, April 15, 2019

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Student Volunteer Intern Positions

June 3-6, 2019

21st Annual Emergency Management

Higher Education Symposium

National Emergency Training Center

Emmitsburg, Maryland


Students currently enrolled in a college/university emergency management program are needed as student volunteer interns for the 21st Annual Emergency Management Higher Education (Hi Ed) Symposium. 


  • Student must have the recommendation of a faculty member or department chair.
  •  Student must be at least 18 years of age.
  •  Student is responsible for paying his/her own transportation costs to and from the symposium and the purchase of a meal ticket.
  •  Students will be assigned two or more plenary/breakout sessions for reporting assignments and will be expect to submit a 2-3 page report per session.
  •  Students are also assigned various administrative duties i.e., passing out microphones during plenary sessions, assisting with symposium registration, handing out symposium folders, taking hard copies of presentation materials to classrooms, posting breakout session classroom assignments and various other duties.


Student volunteer interns are required to attend 100% of the symposium, including morning plenary sessions, beginning with Monday workshops and ending on Thursday afternoon with the last breakout sessions.


Student volunteer interns are encouraged to participate in all symposium activities.


For more information and to apply email Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov.