Internship Opportunities (EMS)
Emergency Medical Technician Internship
Gloucester County is committed to providing efficient, professional and courteous emergency medical service (EMS) to the residents and visitors of Gloucester County. To successfully fulfill this mission, Gloucester County is providing opportunities for individuals wishing to volunteer their time and talents to the community, providing emergency medical service, as interns.
Certification Not Required
Interns may be individuals already holding emergency medical technician (EMT) certification, but it is not a requirement. Individuals currently enrolled in EMT school as well as those considering enrolling are welcome. EMT interns will be afforded the opportunity to participate in all EMS operations, including emergency response and patient care, as credentials permit.
Non-patient care related activities will be made available to any intern requesting them. They will serve the community side by side with department employees. Scheduling of interns will allow flexibility so that the department's schedule is molded around the intern's availability. Interns may serve as their personal schedule, family responsibility and availability allow.
Gain Experience & Training Opportunities
Interns will gain valuable insight and experience in pre-hospital care of the sick and injured. All department educational opportunities, including but not limited to, continuing education classes, re-certification activities and instructor training will be available to Gloucester County EMS (GCEMS) interns.
Interns may request consideration for employment opportunities when feel they have gained the necessary experience. Interns may also elect to remain in the position indefinitely, allowing them to serve the community as their availability permits.
Applying for Internship
Interested individuals seeking internship opportunities should complete the EMT Internship Application (PDF) and return it to Gloucester County Human Resources.
Credentialed Interns are requested to supply the following:
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Card
- Copies of credentials (front/back) should be attached when the application is submitted
- EMT or Paramedic Certification Card
- New Jersey Driver's License
Gloucester County EMS EMT Training Academy
The application period for the next EMT Training Academy class is open. The one year program will start in September and is again being offered tuition free, with the agreement the students accept employment with the County of Gloucester/Gloucester County EMS upon successfully passing the EMT Certification examination and completion of the GCEMS Internship program.
The class will meet every Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm and includes clinical observations shifts with GCEMS crews as well as area Emergency Departments. This in-depth training program prepares the student for a career in pre-hospital care.
For additional information, view the EMT Training Academy Recruitment Flyer (PDF).