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Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Internship Program

The Internship Program was established to assist students considering a career in the fire service. Our interns experience real life in the fire station: daily housework, emergency response, public education, and all other aspects of station life, all while continuing their education.

Do I qualify?
Interns are required to meet all volunteer requirements, and be currently attending a post secondary education program that must be approved by Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue.
Is this a job?
No, this is an educational internship. Interns receive a small monthly stipend and volunteer reimbursed based on a participation point system.
How much time must I commit to the program?
Once accepted to the program, you must participate a minimum of eight 24-hour shifts per month with your assigned shift, during which you are allowed to pre-arrange leave time to attend classes. You may also take advantage of additional volunteer opportunities.
Can I receive college credit for my participation?
Yes! You must pre-arrange this with your school, who will contact us for documentation.
Does Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue pay for my schooling?
No. There are opportunities for sponsored training and tuition reimbursment, but the purpose of the program is to give you the expereince nessary to find a job upon completion of your schooling.
What if I have a job?
You are expected to make arrangements with your employer to fufill your shift requirements.
How do I apply?
Fill out and complete the volunteer application packet and return it by mail or in person to our Headquarters Station at 701 Vine St. in Kelso (no electronic submissions are accepted). For questions, contact Anna Davis at (360) 575-6298 or Kirk Meller at (360) 575-6281.