Internship Opporunity

Summer internship opportunity at with Northern Michigan Public Health Emergency Preparedness, working in Traverse City.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, and resume to Mike Lahey at by March 30.

Northern Michigan Public Health Emergency Preparedness (NMPHEP) is a collaborative office within the public health departments of Benzie Leelanau District Health Department, Grand Traverse County Health Department, and Health Department of Northwest Michigan. NMPHEP staff coordinate preparedness, planning, response, and recovery operations across a seven county region preparing for large scale public health and medical emergencies, particularly for those most vulnerable.

The Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness is seeking a part-time paid intern to support projects related to public health emergency preparedness in the health preparedness planning, coordination, and community partnership fields. Public Health Emergency Preparedness is the intersection between public health, community preparedness, healthcare continuity of operations, and public safety for the purpose of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

This internship is an excellent opportunity for Bachelor level or Graduate level students interested in emergency preparedness, emergency management, public health, and/or Community Planning/Coordination.

The NMPHEP Intern will work under NMPHEP program management staff to assist the NMPHEP sections of: Community Partnership, Preparedness & Coordination, and Planning/Systems Development.

The selected candidate will gain access to individuals operating in the emergency preparedness and emergency management fields through assigned projects and opportunities to attend Local Planning and Coordination Meetings within the jurisdiction.

We are seeking an intern who is creative and willing to learn. The ideal candidate is able to learn computer applications quickly, is responsible, efficient, attentive to detail, and willing to take direction from program staff.

› Planning
› Community Partnership
› Asset and Resource Development
› Project Planning
› Implementation of Services

› A minimal report (written or presentation) on project development and outcomes at the conclusion of the service
› Debriefing session with program management to hand off program operations

Students applying for this internship should be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and attention to detail is required.

› Speak effectively to individuals
› Identify problems and needs
› Think on your feet
› Make and keep a schedule
› Define, explain, interpret
› Handle many tasks at once
› Work under pressure
› Get projects done on time
› Detail oriented
› Be orderly/organized

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, and resume to Mike Lahey at by Friday, March 30