Driven by Need, Led by Experience, Powered by Volunteers
The Humanity Road Disaster Response Internship Program is a volunteer* virtual emergency response internship program designed for college students and those needing other supervised experience. Interns learn online how to do crisis mapping, support first responders during a disaster, work with emergency management professionals and gain valuable experience. Join us for an internship like no other. Use emerging innovative information aid tools and check online messages for urgent needs of those affected by disaster.
Humanity Road provides interns with expert knowledge in social media for emergency management (SMEM) offering participants the potential for real-world, valuable learning opportunities.
About Our Work
We specialize in retrieving actionable information online at the onset of disaster by finding urgent messages in the noise on social media. By request, Humanity Road will activate to give surge support online for media monitoring and on site for community based communications solutions.
We aid in exercises, drills, and table top events. We can help in social media planning and execution for exercises including simulating the crowd and simulated crowd maps. We also provide public service campaign amplification in social media.
We work to improve the disaster response process and to offer customized training for emergency responders on the use of social media and crisis mapping.
Examples of Disasters
- USA Tornadoes
- Haiti Earthquake
- Philippines Typhoon
- Japan Tsunami
- Hurricane Sandy
- Nepal Earthquake
Join us for this unique volunteer* internship experience!
Humanity Road Internship applicants may choose among three cycles. Exact positions, and scope may change depending on current needs, and applications.
September 1st – December 15th* (Closed) * May be adjusted to comply with academic calendar
Spring Cycle – January 1 – April 30 (Closed)
Summer Cycle – June 1st – August 31st (Open)
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Disaster Response Program Intern
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- Commit to the entire internship session
- Have computer and internet access (microphone and earphones useful too)
- Be flexible to respond online when disasters strike
- Please review the Intern Application Checklist for application instructions.
For Academic Credit
- In addition to the above items, include a letter from your instructor or department head with approval for course credit and listing any specific requirements other than those in the internship description.
- Send all required documents no less than two (2) weeks before college registration deadline.
- Maintain current enrollment as student in higher education institution
- Successful applicants will;
- Receive a letter of commitment
- Expect to work ten (10) hours per week—based on your internship requirements and your position.
- Receive supervision online
- Will benefit from hands on experience which will add value to your career development.
We look forward to sharing our extensive digital disaster response experience with you!
* volunteer – unpaid (Maybe someday that will change.)