Below are links to internships that are health or healthcare related. You will need to read each organization's requirements to see if you qualify and are able to apply.
The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is designed for undergraduate students to increase in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers.
Pre-Health Medical Internships Aboard for High School and Undergraduate Students. Shadow doctors, nurses, physician assistants, or dentists for 1-8 weeks.
GPSA for Health Medical Fellow
This program is for those intending to take a gap year before returning to medical school or graduate school with an intense interest in medical practice in resource-poor settings. The program includes 15 months living and working on public health and clinical care in rural Guatemala and Belize. Following their stay in Central America, participants may choose to return home (to the US) and direct and train others who are planning and preparing for their own time in Guatemala and Belize. Medical Fellows are expected to lead groups of high school students for multiple periods during their experience. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to pursue a medical career with a passion for global health. You'll gain first-hand experience with healthcare in a poor, rural setting. As a GPSA Medical Fellow you will strengthen your resume by indicating your passion for your chosen career. You'll also get intensive Spanish language training in a full-immersion program, including a Spanish-speaking homestay. To apply, send a resume to Dr. Robert Malkin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard University Health Sciences High School Summer Academy
The Center of Excellence High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy (HSSESA) is one of the many support programs offered through the COE to facilitate entry to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Howard University. The HSSESA is a six-week highly competitive residential summer enrichment science academy for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. Only twenty (20) High School students nationwide and globally who demonstrate an interest in the sciences, a career in pharmacy or other health professions will be selected.
The Indian Health Programs have many incredible medical school and residency electives available all over the country. The majority of these primary care electives are on or near American Indian and Alaska Native reservations.
This program was designed as a guided, academic, practice-based opportunity for graduate level students in public health, pharmacy, environmental studies, or law to work on policy and practice issues impacting public health at the local level.
NACCHO has a year round internship program for interested individuals with a minimum of one year of college-level courses and a minimum of one year working in an office setting. At minimum internship runs for three months.
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devote exclusively to biomedical research. This internship is offered to students who are at least 16 years of age or older at the time they begin the program.
Nursing Internships for High School Students
Are you interested in a career in the medical field but don’t know where to begin? One of the easiest ways to get started is to apply for nursing internships while you’re still in high school. With a nursing internship, you’ll get invaluable exposure, experience, and guidance on how to pursue a health care job from professionals already working in the field.
RN TO BSN Online Programs
A comprehensive list of nursing internships for high school students interested in nursing as a career.
Students participating in JRCOSTEP work in the same exciting Federal agencies and programs as active duty Commissioned Corps officers. Typical assignments vary from 31 to 120 days during offical school breaks. Applicants are accepted from a variety of fields, including environmental health, pharmacy, engineering, and nursing.