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Volunteering at Newark Wayne Community Hospital 

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Summer Student Volunteer Intern Program

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
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing administration
  • Care management
  • Medical staff coordination
  • Physical therapy 

Application process

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.

Application deadline

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]