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Fire iLab Internship

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What is the iLab?

The iLab was founded within the West Covina Fire Department to provide students with a unique internship experience.  The experience is unique because the student gets to choose what project they'd like to work on (instead of being assigned tasks like data entry, filing, etc.).

Why a Fire Department?

It's okay if students who are interested in the iLab don't want to join the fire service.  The iLab was created as a "pilot project" within the Fire Department with the eventual goal of expanding the iLab program citywide.  Until that happens, iLab interns study how the Fire Department works and suggest innovative projects to 1) allow the Fire Department to increase the level of service provided to the community or 2) introduce workflow efficiencies within the Fire Department.


What types of Projects do iLab interns work on?

iLab interns work on projects that are categorized into one of four categories (business, civic, design or technology).  The four categories help keep the projects organized and relevant to those who want to learn about the iLab.   






iLab Certificates

Since this is an unpaid internship, the founders of the iLab wanted to provide a tangible benefit of joining the iLab.  Upon completing a project, iLab interns are presented a certificate that demonstrates a new skill they developed.  The iLab certificate is a great addition to a student's resume or portfolio of achievements. 


Closing Statement

A city government thrives on the growth of it's people, and here at the iLab, we're recruiting interns to make that growth prevalent.  We look forward to meeting you!


Geared towards Solutions.  Cultivating Innovation.  Taking steps Forward.  The iLab.  We're here to create.


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