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Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT) - Public Safety (ID: 105783) for Fall 2017


Div of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

1220 Washington Avenue, Bldg 22
Albany , NY 12226

Division/Unit: Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT)


Web Site: http://www.dhses.ny.gov(New Window)


School Affiliation

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Proposal Information


- Conduct research and analysis on a variety of topics related to public safety and security, with an emphasis on those related to terrorism and those which impact the first responder community (Fire, Emergency Medical Services, HazMat, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, etc.).
- Assist in the recognition of trends, risks, vulnerabilities, and consequences, as relates to primarily terrorism, and other disasters and emergencies.
- Support the development and implementation of several outreach initiatives, including New York State's suspicious activity reporting programs, and counter terrorism outreach to target audiences, such as the first responder community.
- Projects may also include updating outreach and incident databases, creating surveys, analyzing data, collecting survey responses, and preparing relevant reports. There will be extensive Excel spreadsheet work- strong analytical capability and the ability to manage data, including proficient use of pivot tables are a requirement.
- Work schedule is fairly flexible, generally between 9-5, Monday - Friday. May have the opportunity to support night and weekend outreach activities.

* Only students from UAlbany's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity are eligible to apply for this internship.*



Microsoft Excel

Strong Writing Skills

Research and Analysis support


Strong Communication Skills


Internship Areas: Criminal Justice/Corrections, Homeland Security, Planning/Analysis/Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Criminal Justice/Homeland Security