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Hospitals Welcome Back Student Volunteer Interns

As Covid 19 sent millions of patients into medical centers, student hospital internships ended suddenly because of safety concerns. Fast forward almost 18 months later. Thankfully, hospital internships are making a comeback for the medical staff and patients who need extra support. During the pandemic, VolunteerCrowd offered virtual volunteer projects like making PPE and entertaining pediatric patients remotely. Above all, we continue to work with volunteer coordinators across the country and update pre-health students as hospitals reopen their doors. So, future first-responders, read below and dive in! Your bright future in medicine awaits. (Spoiler alert! VolunteerCrowd is now offering pre-health shadowing opportunities and tracking!)

Patient Care Student Hospital Internships (16+)

Patient care interns calm visitors by showing compassion and helping busy hospital staff. As a result, pre-med volunteers observe many aspects of patient care. Learn your way around the hospital and scout future career paths.  Transport patients by wheelchair. Deliver specimen samples to labs and blood samples to nursing units. Bring medical charts and equipment to floors. Learn about patient needs first-hand by delivering items, responding to call light requests, assisting with patient comfort, and restocking supplies.  Every moment students invest helps the hospital staff to restore patients to good health.

Hospital Ambassador Volunteer Intern – Students 14+

Hospital Ambassadorships are now open to student volunteers following the Covid-19 closure.  In this role, you will greet patients, staff, and visitors.  In addition to possessing a passion for patient care, students must have a warm, outgoing personality and be able to stand for several hours.

Need more encouragement to dive in?  This hospital has an incentive award for long-term student volunteers who give a minimum of 100 hours in a designated area. In addition, high school seniors looking to pursue pre-health majors must volunteer for 12 months before submitting an application.

Emergency Room College Volunteer Intern

Pre-health undergrads who are curious about fast-paced, triage settings should explore student hospital internships in the emergency room. You will be close to the action, stocking supplies, delivering items among the staff, and prepping patient rooms. Even better news: The hospital has an incentive award for long-term student volunteers who have volunteered a minimum of 100 hours in a designated area. In addition, college students applying to medical and healthcare programs must volunteer for 12 months before submitting an application.

Incentive award for medical-related degree programs: The hospital has an incentive award for long-term student volunteers who have volunteered a minimum of 100 hours in a designated area. In addition, college students applying to medical and healthcare programs must volunteer for 12 months before submitting an application.

Cancer Unit Medical Intern Volunteer – Houston

College cancer unit medical interns volunteer meaningful time to brighten the day-to-day of kids diagnosed with cancer. Volunteers have the opportunity to shop and/or deliver weekly wishes, serve caregiver hours, participate in clinic carnivals, crafts with parents, volunteer at special events, and so much more! Consequently, you get to see smiles and receive heartfelt thanks. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking a career in pre-med/pre-health. High school students aged 18, taking AP Biology, and interested in pre-med should consider signing up. Similarly, opportunities are available to pre-health students in San Antonio, The Woodlands, and Austin.

Student Hospital Internships for Undergrad Majors

Undergrads in pre-health majors can apply to this hospital internship supporting patients and staff one-on-one in a dynamic hospital setting. (Is there any other kind?) College volunteers help medical professionals serve patients more easily by pitching in where they are needed. Medical centers have many specialty areas. Consequently, the hospital makes every attempt to match students’ interests, skills, and availability with hospital needs. There are many hospital roles to explore including, hospital support, staff support, community support, and specialty practices.

Pharmacy Virtual Shadowing

Virtual shadowing is a convenient way for students and pharmacists to connect. Discover why health professionals chose the pharmacy career path. Even better, get insights into a pharmacists’ education journey and typical day on the job. After that, get your questions ready because you will also have a chance to ask these medical experts anything. At the end, take an assessment at the end of the presentation to receive virtual shadowing hours on your VolunteerCrowd transcript. In addition to pharmaceuticals fields, there are multiple healthcare fields to explore, with many inspiring practicing healthcare professionals. Explore these topics:  Nursing Virtual Shadowing, Dentistry Virtual Shadowing, and Doctor of Medicine (MD) Virtual Shadowing.

High School & College Student Mentoring Initiative Volunteer

Teen and college students interested in pre-health can volunteer with this organization’s mentorship program as a career path.  Help this dynamic nonprofit focused on healthcare shadowing build their mentor program by assisting with recruiting/marketing, coordinating tasks, creating group activities, and more! This is great for students interested in pre-health, students enrolled in IB Business & Management, or AP pre-health-related courses.

Student volunteers have a genuine impact in the community. Above all, they make compelling college applicants. Eager for more career inspiration? Also, see our related posts like Best STEM Volunteer Projects for Students and Best College Student Volunteer Internships. See how colleges and employers value community service with How Many Volunteer Hours Do Students Need? 

As usual, VolunteerCrowd reminds you to prioritize your health and safety when volunteering with our Volunteer Safety Tips for COVID-19 and Always.

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