Opportunities to Help

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PHILOSOPHY

Students are as much a part of this university as are faculty and administrators. As such, the FSU Emergency Management program seeks to involve the participation of students to the fullest extent possible.

There are several ways to get involved:

1. FEDERALWORK-STUDY STUDENTS:

The Federal Work Study program (also known asFWSor simplyWork-Study) is a federallyfunded program that assists students with the costs of education. The Federal Work Study Program helps students earn financial funding through a part-time work program. Contact the FSU Office of Financial Aid to determine your eligibility to receive FWS financial aid.

FSU Emergency Management hosts 2 Federal Work-Study positions for eligible students to provide programmatic support, including but not limited to: reception, clerical, data management, social media management, creative services (generate visual content), research and planning, special event support, and/or responding to customer service requests. Additional special projects may be assigned depending on candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities. Basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills required. Knowledge in the use of Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator) is preferred but not required. Must be able to conduct basic research (literature review) via the Internet or library resources. Must be able to communicate effectively with others, show initiative and creativity, and work independently with minimal instruction or direction. Requires fingerprints, background check, and confidentiality agreement.

2. INTERNSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT:

The FSU Emergency Management Office welcomes student interns from all degree programs, grade levels, and skill sets.

All internships with the office are unpaid, however they are designed to be flexible enough to accomodate your busy schedule. Unless otherwise required by the degree program issuing you credit, significant office hours are not required.

Instead, we operate an outcome-based internship where we agree to the goals and objectives at the beginning of the semester, and you apply yourself accordingly to meet those goals.

Internships for credit are also subject to any additional requirements your degree program may have. This may include weekly journals and a term paper.

Compensation: Unpaid
Time Needed: Commensurate with availability and academic internship requirements. Independent work hours over nights and weekends negotiable.
Job Description: FSU Emergency Management is seeking to host students seeking to complete their academic internship requirements. Students enrolled in any emergency management related degree program are welcome to apply (for example: public administration, public health, urban and regional planning, meteorology, criminal justice, communications, marketing). A detailed job description will be developed to meet the requirements of the academic program; candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and interests; and the needs of the FSU Emergency Management program. Requires fingerprints, background check, and confidentiality agreement.

3. INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS:

Just looking for some experience? Not a problem. Volunteers are needed and welcomed for a variety of projects. We cater projects to meet your interests.

4. GROUP PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES:

We can always use help putting on special events and activities. Groups of students help get the work done,fast!

5. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS - STUDENT CHAPTER AT FSU:

IAEM at FSU is a regsitered student organization focused on development and networking of students with an interest in the emergency management field. For more information, visit: IAEM at FSU Facebook.

6. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION:

The SGA has an Office of Campus Security which works closely with the Emergency Management Office and FSU Police to ensure the safety of students on campus.