University Hospital Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic Internships


University Hospital Emergency Medical Services sponsors current UH-EMS employees only for training as a New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP). The initial phase of this training is conducted through the Union County College Paramedic Program at the expense of the student. Upon completion of this program, a sponsor site coordinates all clinical hours and requirements for eligibility to take the National Registry NREMT-P exam.

Upon successful completion of this exam and all requirements, the Department of Health will issue certification as a Paramedic in the State of New Jersey. The total hour requirement of the program consists of approximately 400 hours of didactic training and 400 hours of clinical internship.

General information for sponsorship follows:

Candidates must hold current Emergency Medical Technician and Professional Level BLS certifications. (Minimum two-years pre-hospital BLS experience strongly preferred)

  • Minimum age is 18 years of age by the start of the course.
  • Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements for the Union County College Paramedic Program and National Registry of EMT's and Paramedics.
  • Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Candidates must have strong clinical skills and have the time, dedication, and commitment to complete all requirements of the program.
  • Completion of college level Anatomy and Physiology (or equivalent) courses is preferred.
  • Candidates may be required to complete pre-requisite written and practical examinations to demonstrate competency with BLS skills and knowledge.
  • Students will be required to complete a clinical internship (400 hours approximate) as required by NJDHSS at the sponsor site (This portion must be completed within 18 months of completing didactic training through Union County College).
  • Field internships and observer time is conducted experienced preceptor Paramedics from the sponsor site.