Are you a college student interested in a health care career? Have you had an opportunity to observe professionals in your program of study or interest area? Would you like to?

The CHI Health College Student 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 needed and/or 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 and 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. 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.

Click here to apply.

Have questions?

See our FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

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

Note: College Student Job Shadowing Program is not designed to serve as a clinical rotation experience.