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Forest Fire Fighting, Nation-Wide

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is currently accepting applications under the USFA Internship Program. USFA is part of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency and is located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, about 10 miles south of historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and about 60 miles from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The National Fire Academy (NFA) is part of USFA.

Students accepted into the intern program receive the opportunity to work in several different disciplines at the USFA. Students accepted may be provided:

  • campus housing in a private room. The housing arrangement promotes social interactions with both fire and emergency management professionals from around the United States and provides a wonderful opportunity to forge long-lasting friendships and potential career contacts.
  • opportunity to attend up to two (2) National Fire Academy (NFA) courses that may provide up to six (6) transferable credits to their school.

Students are expected to work full-time, participate in meetings, and assist with emergent projects as needed.

To find out more about requirements and how to apply, visit



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