Job Shadows & Internships

Job Shadow

Post-high school students who are interested in a health care career have an opportunity to job shadow at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Job shadowing experiences are limited to one visit, no more than 6-8 hours in length. Job shadowing does not allow students to have hands-on contact with patients, but is intended to provide an introduction to what a health care career might be like in a hospital environment. Students may shadow a member of Connecticut Children’s staff to observe patient care activities.

Post-high school students who are interested in a job shadowing opportunity can request a visit by following these steps:

  • Contact the manager of the department you would like to visit to obtain approval
  • After receiving approval, send an email to request appropriate forms for review/completion
  • Return completed forms via email

Once the forms are received, reviewed and approved, a date/time to visit can be finalized. All students visiting Connecticut Children's will be required to submit a Health Screening form signed by a representative of their school or personal physician. Documentation of the current season's flu vaccine will be mandatory during flu season (October-March).

Career Day

Throughout the year, Connecticut Children’s holds a series of Career Day events to give high school students an opportunity to learn about careers in health. For information about the next Career Day event, contact Volunteer Services.

Student Placement (Internships/Externships)

Students enrolled in a clinical or non-clinical degree program that requires placement in a health care setting for course credit may be eligible for placement at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. We place students in several departments, including:

  • Athletic training
  • Audiology
  • Child Life
  • Dietetics
  • ECHO
  • Exercise science
  • Health claims
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Social work
  • Speech-Language

Students interested in placement with Connecticut Children’s should contact the department's manager to discuss learning objectives and placement options. Medical Assistant students requesting a placement should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.