Spring/Summer 2014 (Now Closed to New Applicants)

In 2012, Northern Colorado experienced a number of wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced many families. The following year, in September 2013, heavy flooding destroyed approximately 1,500 homes and damaged over 4,500 more. Larimer County Emergency Management has been actively involved in the recovery process following both of these disasters. With spring approaching, there is an increased need to prepare for snowmelt that could result in increased flooding in already damaged areas.

The Larimer County Director of Emergency Management and Recovery is looking to select two interns to assist with preparedness and recovery efforts. Internship responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with managing public information
  • Helping to create informational bulletins
  • Setting up public meetings
  • Creating preparedness materials
  • Monitoring social media

The intern chosen for this opportunity will learn about wildfire and flood recovery; Public Information Officer (PIO) and preparedness functions; and local, county, state, and federal disaster management.


This internship will pay $12 per hour for your time.

Timeline for intern selection:

**As soon as possible**

If you are interested, please contact:

Lori R. Hodges

Director of Emergency Management and Recovery
Larimer County
cell: 303-656-3214
email: lrhodges@larimer.org
200 West Oak Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190

Internship Opportunities through Americorps

Choose from a variety of opportunities mamanged by non-profits throughout the country. Follow this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do and type in "disaster relief" to find internships related to disasters.