Summer Student Volunteer Internship 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.

hayley_NWCHvolunteerWhat 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.

volunteer_studentNWCHWhat 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 Volunteer Office, which includes:

  • A completed application form.
  • A brief "Essay of Intent" explaining why you would like to volunteer with Newark-Wayne Community Hospital or DeMay Living Center
  • The signed “Applicant and Parental/Guardian Consent Agreement & Contract”
  • The "Documentation of Numeric Grade Level" form filled out by your School Counselor. 
  • Two completed "Letter of Reference" forms by school employees (Guidance/Career/School Counselor, Teachers, Coaches, etc.)

Click here for application: Newark Internship Application Packet

Step 2: Interview

An interview is scheduled with you once your application is complete (including all items described above) and received by the Volunteer Office. (Note: An interview does not guarantee placement in the program.)

Step 3: Health review and screening

If you are accepted into the Summer Student Volunteer Internship Program, you will be required to have a Health Review and Screening that includes a visit to your doctor, documentation of immunization records, two (2) PPD tuberculosis skin tests and a drug screening.

Click here for medical form: Medical document for minors

Step 4: Criminal background & reference check

All employees, staff and volunteers in the Rochester General Health System who are16 years of age and older are required to have a criminal background and reference check.

Step 5: Mandatory general orientation and training session

Mandatory General Orientation and Training Session on the 2nd Wednesday of July from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., you will be required to attend a mandatory, general orientation and training session to prepare you for your time as a volunteer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital / DeMay Living Center.

Step 6: Picture for ID badge and volunteer uniform

You will have your photo taken for your ID badge and will receive your volunteer uniform.

Application deadline

Application deadline is May 1st

Mandatory general orientation session

Participation in entire Volunteer General Orientation & Training session is required.


If you would like more information, please contact the Volunteer Office at 315.332.2273 or email: