Careers & Internships

Careers

The recruitment and securing of experienced talent is an integral part of NCSP's operations model.  We are looking for a diverse team of dedicated professionals to support NYS' mission to prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from emergencies.  Some of our job opportunities include:

Accepting applications on a rolling basis (preference for applications received by 4/30/18). Click on link for job description and instructions:
Not accepting applications at this time:
  • Training Role Player

If you wish to be part of NCSP's mission-driven team, please consider these opportunities.


Internships

NCSP offers internship opportunities throughout the year to motivated, high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students. Students accepted to the program will build core professional skills and competencies, and receive mentorship from Project Coordinators and Program Managers.  This experience will help students further their academic and professional goals through the following:

  • Training Development
  • Project Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Research & Vetting Sources
  • Document Formatting

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Why Intern With NCSP?

Students have leveraged their experience at the NCSP to pursue fulfilling and impactful careers in the public and private sectors, including:

  • NYS Office of the Governor
  • NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
  • NYS Office of the State Comptroller
  • NYS Office of General Services
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management
  • PwC
  • EY
  • The Cadmus Group
  • Center for Internet Security / MS-ISAC
  • MSA Security
  • National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
  • University at Albany
  • National Center for Security & Preparedness

 Overview

At the beginning of the internship, students will complete a set of online FEMA courses to gain an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Students will also practice developing case studies on past incidents related to Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Writing these case studies will fostere analytical skills, which students will continue to develop throughout their experience at NCSP.

Throughout the semester, training interns will assist Project Coordinators and Program Managers with course development and delivery, and conduct research in support of various projects at NCSP. Training intern assignments include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Revise course materials
  • Observe course deliveries
  • Develop situation reports
  • Develop case studies
  • Conduct research
  • Present research at staff meetings

Internship Positions

NCSP offers both paid and unpaid positions to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels on a competitive basis. While training interns are required to work a predetermined number of hours per week, the schedule can be tailored to the student’s academic schedule.

 Internships last for one semester or the summer session. Students may reapply for future semester/summer programs, to extend their experience.


Paid Position

As a paid training intern, students are required to work 20 hours per week. Paid training interns are expected to work multiple projects with established timelines and update their assigned Project Coordinator / Program Manager accordingly. These projects include developing case studies, revising training support packages and monitoring developing events related to Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Paid training interns are occasionally expected to travel to the New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in Oriskany, New York to assist with course deliveries.

Unpaid Position

As an unpaid training intern, students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Unpaid training interns are expected to assist their assigned Project Coordinator / Program Manager with his/her projects that include developing case studies, revising training support packages and monitoring developing events related to Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for an internship position, the applicant must be:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited college or university
  • Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Able to successfully complete a NYS DHSES background check
  • Available to work 10-20 hours per week (dependent on position)
  • Willing to travel occasionally (travel will be reimbursed)

Applications

Students who wish to apply for an internship at NCSP must contact Chad Simpson via email at clsimpson@albany.edu, and submit the following:

  • Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample*

*The writing sample should be no more than (5) pages. Examples of analytical writing are recommended, but not required.


Deadlines

Students applying for a particular semester must submit a completed application prior to the deadline, which can be found below. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • Fall: Last day in July

  • Spring: Last day in November

  • Summer: Last day in April


Interview

Students who meet or exceed these requirements will be asked to schedule an interview with the Program Manager and Project Coordinators. The interview will last approximately 30 minutes.

Applicants will be notified of the Program Manager’s decision at the end of the review process. Students who do not receive a position are encouraged to re-apply for future semesters.