School-Year Internship Programs

Created in 2014, this program recruits students with a chronic illness, minor disability, and/or mental health condition; Program provides healthcare career exposure, workforce development, and life skills practice; Students earn $1,000 stipend

Provides Noble Charter students with a mentorship and career exposure opportunities; Students are paired with Lurie professionals for mentorship to assist with career development; Students earn school-credit for participation
This interactive healthcare career exposure program is hosted by the Emergency Department team; Students are recruited internally by the ED team; Sessions include interactive simulations and career overviews
Created in 2003, provides workforce development, professional workshops, and clinical practice to students; Students earn school credit for participation
Developed in 2017, a schoolyear long mentorship for minority nursing students to be paired with Lurie pediatric nurses; The mentorship allows students to develop critical life skills and assist with academic & career goals
Created in 2016, a 10-week, non-paid, internship that provides leadership development, healthcare career exposure and workforce development opportunities; Began with Arrupe College students
This 2-week program provides Noble Network alumni students with a healthcare career exposure, clinical skills practice, & research development
Launched in 2019, students are eligible by being a past participant of DHC and/or OSC. Program focuses on engaging students in job training programs and healthcare career certifications
An interactive educational opportunity in partnership with Midwestern Career College. Upon completion, participants earn a certificate with the intent to be hired at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
A 2-level program designed as a transitional, development-purposed apprenticeship. Participants will learn theory and skills, demonstrate through practical means, competence in the preventative maintenance, installation, and repair of general building components.
A 20-week program, in partnership with National Louis University that provides high-touch, competency-based online learning experience. Participants are placed in a hands-on practical rotation and earn a certificate upon completion with intent to be hired.

Develops a qualified, knowledgeable, skilled and confident pipeline of young healthcare professionals ages 18-24 through Year Up’s rigorous learning and development program that leads to a 6-month internship at Cook County Health.

  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Program Length: 6 months
  • Requirements:
    • Year Up youth ages 18-24
  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Application Link: alecia.boyd@cookcountyhhs.org

MedSTEM Pathways is a paid internship program for rising high school juniors through recent high school graduates. There are three sessions: Summer, Fall, and Spring. Students will spend up to 12 hours per week gaining work-based learning skills while interning in departments throughout Rush University Medical Center and several other partner organizations. During the summer session, students also spend one day per week strengthening college readiness and life skills through academic and professional development classes.

  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Paid
  • Program Length: 10 weeks
  • Cycle: Fall & Spring
  • Program Hours: 12 hrs/week
  • Requirements:
    • Junior or Senior in high school
    • Returning MedSTEM student
    • Minimum 2.5 weighted GPA
    • 90% attendance record
    • Preference giving to students who match any of the following: Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School student, Benito Juarez Community Academy student, Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy student, Michele Clark Magnet High School student, North-Grand High School student, SAME Network alum, Resident of one of our Anchor Mission communities (60607, 60608, 60612, 60622, 60624, 60639, 60644, 60647, 60651, 60302, 60303, 60305)
  • Application Link: https://www.reachatrush.org/high-school/medstem-pathways/
  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: TBD
  • Program Length: TBD
  • Cycle: TBD
  • Program Hours: TBD
  • Requirements:
    • TBD
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Application Link: TBD
  • Type of Program: Internship
  • Incentive Method: Credit
  • Program Length: Sep/Oct
  • Cycle: Winter & Spring
  • Program Hours: 8-12 hrs/week
  • Requirements:
    • 13-18 years of age
    • Benito Juarez, Crane, Westinghouse, or any school with CTE program
  • Application Deadline: N/A
  • Application Link: https://www.sinaichicago.org/en/giving/volunteering/
Sinai offers year-round internships to college students, graduate students and other advance education students including legal Interns, Chaplins, HR Social Work and Behavioral Health

CHAMPIONS strongly encourages students to be involved in our volunteer services programming. Participation leads to other opportunities like our job training program and eventually our summer internship.

  • Type of Program: Volunteer
  • Incentive Method: Service Credit
  • Program Length: Ongoing
  • Cycle: Fall
  • Program Hours: Unlimited
  • Requirements:
    • 16 years of age - open ended for high school
  • Application Deadline: May
  • Application Link: https://www.healthchampionschicago.com/

The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

The Medicina Academy Apprentice Program (MAAP) is a pre-medical program aimed to initiate an educational pathway into medical school by investing in the preparation of high school students aspiring to become physicians.

  • Type of Program: Academic Enrichment Program
  • Incentive Method: Nonpaid
  • Program Length: September-May
  • Cycle: Fall & Spring
  • Program Hours: 2 Saturdays/month
  • Requirements:
    • Current 9th, 10th or 11th grader at time of application
    • Hispanic/Latino origin or interested in medical careers that serve the Latino community
    • Know at minimum conversational Spanish
    • Submit all completed items listed under the Checklist for Admissions Packet
  • Application Deadline: April
  • Application Link: go.uic.edu/maap
The Urban Health Club (UHC) is a school year program which aims to expose high school participants to health careers and career pathways, prepare participants for the college application process, and motivate them to pursue a health career.
  • Type of Program: After school program
  • Incentive Method: Nonpaid
  • Program Length: September-June
  • Cycle: Fall & Spring
  • Program Hours: 2 hours/week
  • Requirements:
    • High School
  • Application Deadline: N/A
  • Application Link: Coming Soon

An interactive educational opportunity in partnership with Lurie Children's Hospital and the MAP program. Upon completion, participants earned a certificate with the intent to be hired at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

More information coming soon.

An interactive educational opportunity in partnership with Lurie Children's Hospital and the MAP program. Upon completion, participants earned a certificate with the intent to be hired at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

More information coming soon.