Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to protecting the UT Arlington community from threats or emergencies both natural and human-made, such as dangerous weather incidents, fires, chemical hazards, and bomb threats.
The Office of Emergency Management at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) incorporates interns into everything that is tasked of the office so that they can get a real sense of what it’s like to be an emergency management coordinator/specialist and truly understand ‘other duties as assigned’. Such tasks include the development of an exercise, ordering preparedness brochures or creating new ones to hand out at orientations, presentations at meetings, trainings, and evaluations. All phases of emergency management are touched by an intern to ensure a full breath of understanding of how they are implemented into the day-to-day activities of an emergency manager or specialist.
The UT Arlington supports internships in emergency management by offering the following:
- Conform to federal laws and do not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, and gender, martial or veteran status.
- A safe working environment and will immediately report any student accidents or injuries to the internship coordinator.
- Diverse opportunities to work with different departments or organizational sub-units.
- Provides for major administrative responsible which takes a substantial amount of time to complete.
- A mentor and/or a supervisor to oversee projects.
- A rich opportunity to promote community service.
- Opportunities for professional development by participating in training courses, meetings, special events, and presentations.
- Evaluations based on industry standards and job performance.
- Flexible hours to work and opportunities to easily complete the 240 hours required by an internship program.