Internship Program Details

Intern Expectations

Must maintain 3.0 grade point average in core Fire Protection Technician classes, and a 2.5 overall grade point average as a full-time student, which consists of a credit load of at least 12 credits per semester.

Must be able to meet all physical requirements as specified by the Fitchburg Fire Department, as well as complete station duties, truck inspections, and dispatch duties.

Intern Work Schedule

Interns are required to work on a rotating 24 on/48 off schedule and are assigned to one of three shifts (A/B/C).
Monday - Friday shifts begin at 17:00 hours and end at 07:00 hours the following morning.  Saturday, Sunday, and during breaks from school, shifts begin at 07:00 and end at 07:00 the following morning.

Intern Provisions

  Bed to be used while on- and off-duty   Storage area for personal articles & clothing                          
  Firefighting turnout gear   Stipend of $150.00 per biweekly pay period
  Tuition reimbursement program   Experience of a lifetime

 Related Jobs Acquired After Completion of the Program

  Fitchburg Fire Department   Eau Claire Fire Department     
  Madison Fire Department   Brookfield Fire Department                            
  Janesville Fire Departmetn   Cedar Rapids Fire Department
  Beloit Fire Department   Milwaukee Fire Department

 Fire Science Intern Mission Statement

To provide career firefighter responsibilities and experiences to selected Madison Area Technical College (MATC) Fire Protection Technician students.