FCC Emergency Management Student Secures Summer Internship at the White House


Callie Gorgol, a FCC student working toward her Associate Degree of Applied Science in Emergency Management, was recently selected to serve as an intern at the White House this summer. 

Gorgol will intern in the Office of the Chief Logistics Officer (Continuity of Operations/Emergency Preparedness) within the Executive Office of the President. In this role, Gorgol will assist in the planning and tracking of upcoming events, drills, and exercises, assist with continuity and emergency related research, and directly contribute to the development strategies for improving current continuity of operations and occupant emergency plans. 

“I was ecstatic when I got the call and found out I was chosen for this internship,” Gorgol said. “It’s going to be a great experience to be a part of the federal side of emergency management and learn from so many experts.”

Gorgol, a mother of two, was drawn to emergency management because of her interest in helping others. She has previously interned at the Adams County (PA) Emergency Management Agency.

“Callie is an outstanding role model for young people preparing their career portfolio in emergency management,” Kathy Francis, executive director of Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management at FCC said. “Callie’s initiative to excel in her pursuit of an academic background and career in emergency management is remarkable.  She has thoroughly embraced every opportunity to learn, grow, and find her wings in this field.” 
Gorgol plans to earn her degree from FCC next year and hopes to then work toward a bachelor’s degree in public safety with the goal of one day working as an emergency planner for a local agency.

Her White House internship will begin in May and run until August.