St. Paul is seeking out diverse, low-income young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who are interested in starting a career in emergency medicine.

The city's Summer EMS Academy is now accepting applications. Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight on April 5.

EMS Academy students earn hourly pay while attending the academy. The course includes CPR Certification, First Responder Certification -- as well as ride-alongs with the St. Paul Fire Department. Upon graduation, participants are eligible for National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, nine college credits and are prepared to work in a variety of EMT positions.

Students will attend class 24 hours per week for 10 weeks and spend a significant time outside of class studying. The academy runs from June 15 through August 21, 2015.

Applicants must: 
• Be a resident of Saint Paul and hold a current Minnesota ID or driver’s license 

• Have a strong interest in entering the EMS field

• Be 18 – 24 years old 

• Have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D.

• Qualify as low income or at-risk and provide documentation 

• Pass a criminal background check

• Must submit an application online -

All applications must be completed and submitted online by midnight April 5, 2015.