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Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM)​

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM) offers a Communications Internship to introduce college students to OHSEM activities. Communications Internship (Non-Paying)
Basic Requirements for Communications Internship (Non-Paying):    

  • The applicant must have completed at least two years of college and must be in good standing academically.
  • All students applying for an internship are subject to a background check.
  • An intern must commit to a minimum of three days or 20 hours a week per semester.
  • Students who are doing a for-credit internship during the academic year must comply with their schools’ requirements for academic credit and be supervised by a faculty member working closely with OHSEM Supervisory staff.
  • Interns must maintain strict confidentiality about any of the information that they might be given access to during their internship.
  • Interns at all times must dress appropriately and maintain the schedule that has been approved by both the institute of higher education and OHSEM.

Intern Duties:
The Communications Intern will assist with a range of projects and tasks including:

  • Compiling news clips
  • Updating contact lists
  • Help maintain OSHEM’s website
  • Assist in writing news releases
  • Writing and editing OHSEM materials
  • Assist with multi-media activities
  • Work on setting-up press conferences

Special Skills Needed:

  • Must be studying public relations or journalism
  • Strong writing skills
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects
  • Must be able to work independently

How to Apply:
Interested college or graduate students should send a letter of interest and their resume to Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Communications Internship, 6922 Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77024 or email information to Ms. Rosio Torres at The letter should indicate the student’s current year in college or graduate school, an explanation of the student’s interest in an internship with OHSEM and an estimate of the number of hours per week and number of weeks that could be committed to the internship program.

Last updated 4/13/2022 2:13 AM