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Summer Public Safety Internship Program

Mayor Malik D. Evans is extending an invitation to young residents of the city aged 17 to 21, who are interested in pursuing a career in firefighting or emergency telecommunications. The City's Summer Public Safety Internship Program is now accepting applications. Successful completion of this paid program will make participants eligible to take the Civil Service exam for a Firefighter Trainee position in the Rochester Fire Department or a Public Safety Communicator position in the Emergency Communications Department.

"Ever wondered what it's like to be a firefighter or a 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunicator? The Summer Public Safety Internship Program is the perfect opportunity to explore these careers while earning a wage this summer," expressed Mayor Malik D. Evans. "I strongly urge recent high school graduates and young adults to jumpstart their journey towards a fulfilling career and make the most of the exceptional job readiness benefits this program offers."

Interested applicants can select between the firefighting or emergency telecommunications internship track:

- Firefighting Internship Track

From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

July 15 to August 23 (6 weeks)

Located at 1190 Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624

- Emergency Telecommunications Internship Track

From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

July 8 to August 2 (4 weeks)

Located at 321 W. Main St., Rochester, NY 14608

Both tracks provide a mix of classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, including career exploration with professionals in the public safety field and comprehensive job readiness training. Interns will receive a wage of $16.79 per hour.

To find out more and apply, please visit, contact (585) 428-7115, or apply in person at City Hall, 30 Church St., Room 103A. City Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.


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