The National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD offers year-round student internships. See

There are "bunker" programs around the US which allow college students to work in (and usually live in) firehouses. We know of only these at this time in NY State:

Onondaga Community College (315-469-2671) has opportunities for their fire science students to stay in fire stations in surrounding communities.

North Syracuse has a program for students headed to Syracuse Univ., LeMoyne, SUNY Oswego and Onondaga CC. Contact Capt Christopher Strong at

A program is also in place at Schenectady Community College 

Cortlandville FD has a program with SUNY Cortland (which again has no fire science program.) 

Brighton ( ).
If this interests you the Brighton Fire Department will host an informational meeting for student firefighters interested in joining our live-in program for the 2017-2018 academic year.The informational session will be held at Brighton Fire Station One (3100 East Avenue, Rochester) in March 2017 on a to-be-schedule Saturday morning at 11am.

Applicants should contact Deputy Chief Scott Wihlen ( in advance for information on the program and program requirements.

The Montour Falls FD has a bunker program in connection with Corning Comm. College. Contact Jim Ryan at ,

Two students/volunteer firefighters a year at Clinton Community College are given free dorm housing in exchange for working 15 hours a week at So. Plattsburgh Fire District. Contact or see: