Youth Emergency Preparedness Outreach – Student Intern

County of Nevada
Temporary 32 per week $16 - $19 Per hour CA 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959, United States Apply before 6/2/2024 11:59



The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is looking to hire a youth intern for a PAID summer internship to work on our Youth Emergency Preparedness Outreach Project!

Interviews will be held the week of June 10th

Internship Duration: June 17, 2024 – August 11, 2024

Time Commitment: 24 to32 hours a week with flexible days, Monday through Friday. The position may require occasional after-hours or weekend work for outreach events.

Hourly Wage: $16.37- $19.98/hour

The Opportunity:

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) invites youth ages 14-18 to apply for an exciting short-term opportunity as a paid student intern! This temporary position will be with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services located in the County Eric Rood Administrative Building and will report directly to the Nevada County Wildfire Coordinator. The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is responsible for helping the community be prepared for disasters such as wildfires. Under the supervision of OES staff, the student intern will help OES develop the Youth Emergency Preparedness Outreach Project so that all members of the Nevada County community are prepared for emergency events.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

During the internship, the selected applicant will work with OES and County staff to help design and develop a Youth Engagement Plan for emergency preparedness. The intern will be introduced to a variety of professional experts and be exposed to career-building opportunities such as public relations, marketing and event planning, policy development, community engagement, and outreach initiatives. The intern will be paired with OES and County staff to job shadow and contribute to the development of the Youth Emergency Preparedness Outreach Project. This student internship provides teens with an opportunity to develop workforce readiness skills, learn about emergency preparedness, and navigate the hiring process which will benefit them with future job applications.

Examples of the types of work to be performed include but are not limited to the following primary assignments:

  • Assist with the Youth Emergency Preparedness Outreach Project by researching youth engagement strategies and inventorying current youth engagement efforts.
  • Assist with designing and creating new outreach materials such as flyers, social media posts, press releases, and swag.
  • Assist OES staff with summer outreach events such as Firewise Community events and markets.
  • Complete a Capstone Project consisting of producing a youth outreach event including event planning, coordinating supplies, creating marking materials, and other related event planning tasks. 

Educational Requirements, Skills, Training, or Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidates should have strong organizational skills and experience with conducting general research.
  • Able to share feedback and ideas and feel comfortable with public speaking to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience with creating presentations and reports.
  • Enthusiastic about working with the community and able to work collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Students will be expected to communicate scheduling needs clearly.
  • Previous work experience is not required 

Other employment requirements: 

  • 14-18 years of age with the ability to secure a work permit and be enrolled in high school with guardian-signed approval.
  • If 18, must consent to fingerprinting and be enrolled in high school for the 2024-2025 school year.

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