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Internship - Polk County Emergency Management

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer Polk

  • 21 people are interested

Polk County Emergency Management is seeking an individual interested in entering the field to assist Emergency Management staff with programs and special assignments for one semester. If completing this internship for academic credit, all required documents must be provided prior to your first scheduled day.

An intern in this assignment will be involved with disaster preparedness projects, meetings, meeting prep, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts. Additionally, interns will learn about the comprehensive emergency management plan, disaster shelter registration and follow-ups, weather advisory and related studies, and the different emergency support functions and how each works independently and collaboratively. Interns who are eligible to drive must be available to the the county's defensive driving course offered by Polk County's Risk Management in Bartow.

Polk County Emergency Management is responsible for planning and coordinating actions to prepare, respond, and recover from natural or man-made disasters in Polk County. It manages the County Emergency Operations Center, which is the central coordination facility for all disasters. It also plans and conducts emergency training and serves as a liaison with state and federal emergency agencies. Emergency Management also partners to produce the Polk County's annual Hurricane Shelter Map, Hurricane Shopping List, and educational events to help citizens prepare themselves for a potential disaster.

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About Volunteer Polk


1290 Golfview Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Polk’s Mission: We mobilize volunteers and resources to improve the quality of life for people throughout Polk County.


Polk County volunteers are seeking to:

  • Make A Difference,
  • Meet Others, and/or to
  • Maximize their Career Skills - while assisting various agencies in County government.

Assignments are targeted to make a difference in the areas of:

  • Education -STEM
  • Environment
  • Economic Development & Community
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Public Safety

You may choose to volunteer once-a-week or once-in-a-while!


Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


1890 Jim Keene BoulevardWinter Haven, FL 33880



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Disaster Response




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement Screen National Sex Offender Registry Screen Polk County Volunteer History Screen

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