Depending on the area you live in, you can volunteer as a C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) member and will receive training and make connections to be able to learn and benefit your career and community you live in.
You can also reach out to your local Fire Department and find out about their internship (Volunteer) programs. You can do so online or by visiting a local Fire Station directly.
When I started in EMS, I had completed a Wilderness EMT course but wanted to obtain a license and work on a service. In my state, which is quite rural, there were some full time paid services, but many more volunteer services and that was where I decided to start. I did move onto a larger service and was able to make a living working as a paramedic for many years, but those years working with that first volunteer service brought me so much personal and professional development and left me with friendships I still cherish and maintain 30 years later.
Make some calls. Ask around. You may know someone who has a connection to an opportunity. Good luck.
Jonathan "Yoni"’s Answer
As a Paramedic though, the internship is part of the process. You need to be an EMT for at least 6 months and have some basic classes (math, english, anatomy/physiology and biology) dependent on which Paramedic class you enroll into. Once in Paramedic school, the first semester will be learning all of the policies and pathophysiology of drugs, ailments, traumas, assessments etc. Once you pass the didactics portion (the class portion) or the school (1 semester), then you go to the hospitals to get comfortable starting IVs and doing assessments and giving some treatments but then the real fun begins where you do your internship out in the field for 480 hours to 720 hours of working as a Medic to see if you are able to perform.
I know this was probably more than what you were asking, but hopefully it helps!