High school and college students from Wayne County and surrounding communities have the opportunity to volunteer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital or DeMay Living Center. Within the structure of a focused, three-week volunteer internship, students do worthwhile work that truly makes a difference in the overall care of people from the local area and do so in a variety of roles and capacities. The opportunity to gain work-related experience, build a resume, and explore the healthcare field is invaluable.
What are the benefits of being a summer student volunteer intern?
- Personal satisfaction and fulfillment
- Make a difference
- Gain work-related experience
- Include on your resume: “3-week Summer Student Volunteer Internship with Newark-Wayne Community Hospital or DeMay Living Center”
- Letters of recommendation/reference
- Documentation of community service hours
- Develop new interests and explore career opportunities
- Meet others and make lasting friends
What are the requirements?
- Student must have completed 8th grade, be at least 14 years of age, and be attending either high school or undergraduate college
- Minimum 82% (“B”) numeric grade with supporting documentation from your school guidance counselor
- Application, including a brief essay explaining why you would like to volunteer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital or DeMay Living Center
- Signed Applicant and Parental/Guardian Consent Agreement & Contract
- Two School References (from Guidance Counselor, Teachers, Coaches, etc.)
- Health screening, including immunization records and current PPD
When do summer student volunteer interns volunteer?
One three-week Summer Student Volunteer Internship will be offered the last two weeks of July and 1st week of August (Application deadline of May 1st)
Students volunteer 4 hours a day (from 8 am-Noon or Noon-4 pm) Monday-Friday for a total of 60 hours.
What experiences are available to summer student volunteer interns?
Various opportunities such as:
- Nursing education
- Nursing administration
- Care management
- Medical staff coordination
- Physical therapy
Step 1: Apply for the Summer Student Volunteer Internship Program
- Apply to be a Summer Student Volunteer Intern by the posted deadline by completing and returning an application to the NWCH Volunteer Office.
Summer Student Intern Application
Step 2: Interview
- An interview is scheduled with you once your application is complete and received by the NWCH Volunteer Office.
- Please watch your e-mail for interview details.
- Bring a photocopy of ID with you to the interview.
- Note: An interview does not guarantee placement in the program.
Step 3: Criminal background & reference check – done by Volunteer Office
Step 4: Attend mandatory general orientation and training session
- Bring your student ID with you to orientation for use while interning.
- Secure volunteer uniform at orientation for use while interning.
The application deadline is May 1st
If you would like more information, please contact the NWCH Volunteer Office at (315) 332-2273 or email: [email protected]