Healthcare & Other Internships

Umatilla county fire resident intern program

I would like to let you know of an exciting opportunity available to graduating seniors or perhaps even a recent graduate from your school that might be interested in a career in the emergency services - firefighting, EMT, or nursing.

Umatilla County Fire District 1 (Hermiston) and Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District (Umatilla) are both accepting applications to their resident intern programs.  The programs are almost identical in that they provide housing and tuition reimbursement for students who enroll in a fire science, EMT, or nursing program.  The Resident Intern program provides the student with valuable training and benefits, but more importantly, the experience that cannot be attained in a classroom - working shoulder to shoulder with our professionals personnel at emergency scenes.  Click HERE for the flyer.

Interested candidates should apply to both programs to increase their chances of being selected.  The applications can be found on-line at or at .  The deadline to apply is May 14 with interviews taking place May 18th and 19th.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am available by phone, email, or Zoom to meet with you and/or prospective candidates to help answer any questions about the program.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Craig Bensen
Recruitment / Retention / Training Officer
Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District
W: (541) 922-3718
C: (541) 571-1492