Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the CHI Health High School Job Shadowing program. We hope to offer you a fun and meaningful learning experience with our exceptional employees.

The goal of this program is to assist high school students in their health care career exploration. The Job Shadowing Program is designed to provide you an observational opportunity to:

  • Learn from our exceptional professionals
  • Explore health care career options
  • Increase awareness of the skill sets required
  • Experience our health care culture

You will be paired with a health care professional to observe and interact with them as they conduct their daily work. You will not have an opportunity to have hands-on patient care, just observe and ask questions.

Job Shadowing experiences are scheduled are coordinated on an individual basis in 2, 4, 6 and 8 hour increments. The duration depends on the schedule of the health care professional and you.

Available Departments

You can shadow in the following areas:

  • Clinic
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Lab
  • Nursing
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician/Physician Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Sports Medicine

If you choose a location/hospital that does not offer one of these areas, we will work to accommodate your needs at another location or department at your chosen location.

How to Apply

The Job Shadowing Application is all automated. Before you start, please know you will be required to provide up-to-date immunization records to include a recent flu shot for job shadowing experiences coordinate in the months of October – March. The application must be completed in one sitting and only completed applications will be accepted. Your application will automatically generate a parental consent email which will be sent to your parent’s email address. If your parent does not have an email address, please contact the CHI Health Job Shadowing Program at chihealth.jobshadowing@alegent.org for accommodations. Allow 4 weeks from the application submission to the date of the Job Shadowing Experience, for example; if you would like a placement on July 4, your application must be submitted by June 4.

Please review the information below before completing an application. The application is available here.

Have questions?

See our FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

For additional questions please email us at CHIhealth.jobshadowing@alegent.org

Thank you for your interest in the CHI Health Job Shadowing Program!

Note: The High School Job Shadowing Program is not designed to serve as a clinical rotation experience.