Summer 2024 - Emergency Management Intern - 90259392 - Chicago

Date: Feb 22, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.

 

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Have a passion for Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning. As an Intern at Amtrak, you will learn the foundational principles of what it takes to create, implement, test, and improve a wide range of emergency management procedures. You will work under close supervision of an Emergency Preparedness Senior Director and in collaboration with all levels of stakeholders: from emergency management professionals and other business stakeholders to develop and implement policies and procedures relating to emergency preparedness and management. Individuals in this role use project management knowledge and technical writing skills to support assigned projects, including:

  • Develop plans and procedures for major disruptions or emergencies
  • Validation of emergency management procedures
  • Prepare policies and briefings on emergency preparedness subject matter
  • Participate in fieldwork to execute emergency simulations or carry out protocol in crisis situations
  • Support project performance reporting
  • Create and maintain project artifacts and ensure appropriate document and administrative controls

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Support project teams with the creation and implementation of disaster protocol.
  • Create and maintain required documentation including project organization charts, distribution lists, project logs, project schedules, requirements documents, project budgets, and status reports
  • Assist in development and review of disaster policies and briefings
  • Coordinate project logistics, including calendars, major events, meetings and applicable materials and equipment

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Business Administration, Emergency Management, or Communications. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant work experience (e.g., internships, school jobs)
  • Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project)
  • Pursuing a graduate degree
  • Ability and interest to travel as requested (approx 25%)

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


The hourly range is $17.50 per hour - $35.00 per hour. Pay is based on factors including school year, program of study, etc.  In addition paid internships include Amtrak rail pass privileges as a part of the experience along with one (1) PTO day per academic year.

 

Please be advised that the Summer 2024 internship program will run from May 20th - August 9th.
 

Requisition ID:160078
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:0 - 5% 
 

You power our progress through your performance.
 

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 


Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

 

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.