U.S. Fire Administration Volunteer Internship Program

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is accepting applications under the USFA Volunteer Internship Program. USFA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's 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.

If you are accepted into the internship program, you'll receive the opportunity to work in several different disciplines at the USFA. In addition, you may be provided:

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


You must:

If applying for NFA-specific internships, you must:


Volunteer services performed by you are done so with the permission of the institution at which you are enrolled, and as part of an agency program established for the purpose of providing educational experience for students.

You are not considered to be a federal employee for any purposes other than injury compensation or laws related to the Tort Claims Act. Service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee benefits.


For all USFA internships, you must submit an application consisting of:


If interested in our internship opportunity, have your school’s internship coordinator contact:

Kristen Richie
U.S. Fire Administration
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Telephone: 301-447-1029
Fax: 301-447-1052
Email: fema-usfa-internapplicant@fema.dhs.gov

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration is an equal opportunity employer.