Get Involved

Get involved by receiving training to help prepare yourself and others in any emergency situation.

Internships with UCF Emergency Management

Not only can you learn about the emergency management field, but you may find yourself learning more about what you want to do in life. Many students begin seeing a clearer picture of the path they want to follow after seeing real world experience at their internship.

Interns within our office take on different roles. Their help can be used for critical projects, coordination of resources for the community's plans, new programs establishment, website management, training, and exercises. The internship program offers insight into how the public sector interacts with government and non-profit agencies, and the importance of building longlasting community relationships.

The department can also benefit greatly from what you bring us. With limited funding, we maintain a small staff while still having a large workload. By bringing on student interns, our office can increase its productivity and work more successfully toward accomplishing its goals.

The Department treats interns as employees, which means you can anticipate receiving training and professional development opportunities. Our office will work with you to see what types of jobs interest you, and use connections to make certain you have some opportunities to seek employment upon completion of your internship.

If you are interested in an internship with UCF's Department of Emergency Management, click here.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, has promoted the use of the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) since 1994. Created by the Los Angeles Fire Department, CERTs are designed to help out when first responders are overwhelmed by an incident and unable to respond to all of the needs of the community.

CERT training promotes the partnerships between emergency services and the public. The goal is to train citizens in basic response skills.

In the event a disaster overwhelms a community, CERT members can assist others by applying the skills they learn in training. This training can save lives and property when first responders cannot get to the victims quickly enough.

CERT members maintain and refine their skills through ongoing training and exercises We are partnering with the American Red Cross to give CERT members advanced First Aid, CPR and AED training. CERT members also may be invited to participate in on-campus or area regional disaster exercises and drills.

If you are interested in an internship with UCF's Department of Emergency Management, click here.

Emergency Management Student Association

The Emergency Management Student Association seeks to bridge the gap between Emergency Management from a classroom perspective and Emergency Management in the real world. We give students access to many resources including hands-on experience and networking opportunities within the field of Emergency Management.

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Get an Emergency Management degree from UCF

BA/BS in Emergency Management is designed to prepare future emergency management leaders through the development of various core competencies including: resilience, hazard mitigation and analysis, disaster response and recovery, emergency preparedness and planning, fiscal management, communication, intergovernmental administration, geographic information systems, legal and ethical decision making, cultural competency and diversity, and general emergency management.

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