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Internship - Emergency Management

Internship - Emergency Management


*This is internship requires working on-site - remote/telecommuting is not available

The Emergency Management Department is offering an exciting opportunity for one full time (40 hours per week) immersive summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students studying emergency management. Our Emergency Management team will provide a unique opportunity for a college student to learn how a four-service Utility develops and implements an emergency management program. The student will receive hands-on experience, project collaboration, and independent work as part of this assignment. 

The following learning opportunities are available:
  • Partner in the development and execution of emergency management drills and exercises for the water and energy infrastructure
  • Exposure to all aspects of the Enterprise emergency management program which includes emergency operations and incident management processes
  • Partner in developing Incident Command System training materials and supporting administration of training events
  • Assist in the development of activities for the 2nd annual Colorado Springs Utilities’ Emergency Preparedness Week in August
  • Provide support to achieve 24/7 readiness of the Enterprise Command Center
  • Respond and provide support during Emergency Management Activations
  • Research to enhance Colorado Springs Utilities’ emergency management program
  • Assist in the development and revision of emergency response plans and procedures

*The rate of pay for this internship will be based on the academic year completed of the individual selected

Desirable Qualifications:
•  Familiarity with Emergency Management/ Incident Command System principles and practices
•  Excellent, demonstrable communication skills including presentation skills
•  Computer and related software skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
Offering an exciting opportunity for one full-time (40 hours per week, ideally May through end of August) internship for undergraduate and graduate students studying emergency management to function alongside emergency management program professionals supporting crisis management operations, emergency planning, training, and exercises for all four utility services: Water. Wastewater, Natural Gas and Electric. – Put your training to work with us and start building your work experience. 

Who You Are
successful candidates must be actively enrolled in a degree seeking program working towards a degree, or degree concentration in Emergency Management. Additionally, will have strong knowledge that can be applied in the following areas:
  • Emergency Management principles and practices
  • Incident Command System principles and practices
  • Emergency planning principles
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations 
  • Computer and related software skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Who We Are…
A century ago, our city leaders laid the foundation for the utility service we provide to our community today. In order to maintain safe, reliable utilities for our city, we as a company consider safety of paramount importance. Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the best in the United States. We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow. 

Our Commitment to our Employees… 
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program. As an hourly employee you will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.
  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance is offered
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
  • Paid Sick Leave – Accrue up to 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather