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Fire Intern

City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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Role and Responsibilities

The Dubuque Fire Department has an exciting internship opportunity for college-aged students.  This internship program allows the intern the opportunity to learn what the firefighting/paramedic career field with the City of Dubuque is all about.  The intern will gain knowledge in all aspects of firefighting/paramedicine and will have opportunities to train side-by-side with firefighters and observe first-hand real-life emergency calls.  The intern will also spend time helping with staff projects.  


Must be a current college student.  Candidate must be eligible based on their school’s internship participation requirements.

Acceptable Skills and Abilities

Physically fit and able to participate in simulated firefighting activities; ability to use a computer, including data entry and retrieval; organized and able to work alone; experience with grant preparation or technical writing.

 Additional Information

This is a limited term position with a duration of twelve weeks.  The work week is approximately sixteen hours.  The intern will participate in various work projects based on the needs of the fire department.  Examples include researching and collecting data, developing written program materials and marketing projects, assisting with public education etc.  Job shadow all aspects of fire department activities with emphasis on the job of a firefighter/paramedic.  The intern will spend time doing hands-on training on various topics such as firefighting, auto extrication, emergency medical services, etc.  The intern will also ride along on calls to experience first- hand the work of a firefighter/paramedic. 


The City offers an hourly rate of $10.00.  Please submit an application to Randy Peck, Personnel Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by August 25, 2017.  The Personnel Office may be contacted at (563) 589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org. The employment application and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org.  Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE.


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Req Num --
ID 398423
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Pay $10.00
Government/Public Service

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Some College

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