Internship Placement & Job Duties
Internship placements vary and are determined by departmental needs and current affiliation agreements that Summa Health System has with higher education institutions. Every attempt is made to accommodate students’ interests, but placement in a specific department or occupational area cannot be guaranteed.
Assigned job duties are determined by the student’s practicum, rotation or externship requirements for their program. As well, job duties may be influenced by the student’s interests, career goals, and special projects available in the host department.
Most internships last for one academic term and some may extend up to a year. Interns are assigned a supervisor and provided with a detailed job description, an orientation, workspace and access to a computer. Some departments may offer a stipend, paid parking and a meal allowance.
Requirements & Qualifications
The ideal candidate for an internship at Summa will have a sincere interest in working in a healthcare environment. To qualify for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:
- At least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school*
- Enrolled at an accredited college or university and majoring in a degree program related to healthcare
- Completion of the Internship Application (see link below)
- Pass a criminal background check
- Pass a health history screening
- Complete an intern orientation
To apply for an unpaid internship, please download the Internship Application.
*Note for high school students: Senior Experience Projects, Work Internship Programs and similar programs for high school seniors do not qualify as an internship at Summa Health System. Students seeking this type of placement must complete a job shadowing request form. After submitting a job shadow request, placement will require prior approval from the System Director of Human Resources Development and secondary approval from a potential host department following a thorough review of the student’s school requirements and eligibility.