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Internship Program

Dan Crutchfield
Fire Chief

Terry Corbit
Deputy Chief of Training and Operations

Brian McCarthy
Deputy Chief, Fire Marshal - Emergency Manager

Claudia DeLoff
Administrative Assistant

Station Headquarters
555 30th Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Our Student Internship program is an exciting and fun opportunity for people who are interested in a career in Firefighting or Emergency Medical Services to gain experience while attending college classes. Students work the same schedule as the career firefighting staff, and in return the Fire Department awards them with a full scholarship to Clatsop Community College. While on duty each Student Intern gains valuable hands on experience at emergency incidents, as well as learning the normal day to day activities common among career or combination career/ volunteer fire departments.

For many of our student interns, our program is a helpful way of achieving their goal of getting hired as a full time Firefighter/EMT. For others, our program is a good learning environment in which students can safely get a very in-depth perspective of the challenges, both mentally and physically, which face such a demanding career, and gives them the opportunity to decide if such a career is right for them.

If you are interested in a career in the Fire or EMS fields or would like more information on the Student Intern program, please contact:

Zach Plant

Intern Coordinator

(503) 325-2345
Voicemail ext. 6012


Our Intern Firefighter position(s) are open. Apply by following this link:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your application and upload ALL of the following items before the closing date:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. High School Transcripts

The Fire Intern selection process will be conducted with COVID-19 health and safety measures in place during each phase.
October 25 - December 20, 2021: Open Recruitment Period
December 30, 2021: Candidate Notifications
January 15, 2022: All day process beginning at 9:00 AM - Written Testing, Interview Panel, Physical Abilities Test. Top candidates will be granted a Chief's Interview.
January 21st or sooner: Next steps begin: Conditional Job Offer, Drug Screening, Background Investigation, Medical Exam

Monthly Stipend: July-September $750.00; October-June $450.00
Additional compensation for community events, training & off duty call response.

Paid tuition, fees and required course books for up to 18 credit hours per term at Clatsop Community College.

If a student wishes to take online courses from another college or commute elsewhere for specific classes, tuition costs will be reimbursed at Clatsop Community College credit hour cost, not to exceed the 18 credit hours. The student will be responsible for the difference in cost, if any.