Our Paramedic Internship Program is specifically designed to support recent graduates from university in the transition to working as a paramedic.

Paramedic Interns are part of a team of dedicated professionals providing rapid response, emergency medical assessment, treatment, care and transportation of patients within the out of hospital environment.

SA Ambulance Service supports paramedic interns to develop knowledge and confidence in the application of current clinical practice guidelines to achieve positive outcomes in line with best practices and techniques. There are opportunities for both personal and professional growth by participating in a structured educational program as well as on-the-job clinical support and leadership. On-road mentorship and direct access to team leaders and managers enable our interns to successfully undertake intensive operational and clinical training.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for the Paramedic Internship Program, you will need to have recently graduated or about to graduate with a Paramedicine qualification and be eligible for registration as a Paramedic with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) / Paramedicine Board of Australia.

Application and selection process

The SAAS Paramedic Internship Program recruitment for 2022 has concluded.

New recruitment rounds are advertised periodically, on the following websites.

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Kim's Story

Kim’s experience of being a Paramedic Intern was definitely a positive one. She graduated from Flinders University and went on to complete the 12-month internship program with SA Ambulance Service.

She believes it has provided her with a strong foundation for her career, as a result of receiving great support from her mentors and developing her skills step-by-step.

“It is a great foundation to build my career on. My mentors were very supportive, and the extra training provided to facilitate interns was amazing. They understand it is a steep learning curve and help you to develop both clinically and personally. ”


“I never felt out of my depth because of the training. It is all a learning process and the only way you learn is through exposure and that takes time. They ease you into it as it is a stepping stone process – you aren’t just sent out on the road.”

“My goal is to move into a Paramedic role with SAAS. Long term I would like to become a Clinical Instructor because I realise and appreciate all the help they’ve given me, and I would really like to be able to return the favour and to help someone else in the same way.”

Join Kim and the team at SA Ambulance Service and enjoy a solid foundation for a great career.