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Internships and Job Shadowing Opportunities

Internships

MidMichigan Health offers two types of student internships. Both are unpaid opportunities:

Academic Internships

Academic Internships are for students requiring hands-on hours for college credit. This program is for students already enrolled in a healthcare related program who must complete hours based on a class requirement. These internships are available throughout the year. Prior to starting the internship experience, students must provide a curriculum guide of the requirements to be completed during the internship experience to obtain graduation credit.

Observation Hours

Observation hours are for students who need hours to gain acceptance into a healthcare program. These internship hours are available throughout the year. Prior to starting the internship experience, students must provide a curriculum guide of the college’s recognized requirements for application.

 

Student internship placements at MidMichigan Health are coordinated through the Workforce Development Office. Once a placement has been identified, an affiliation agreement (timeline of internship, compliance standards and appropriate student access) needs to be established.

Process for Obtaining an Internship

Step 1: Apply for Academic Intern

The application process for these internships is open year round. Placement will be based on availability within the requested departments and is not guaranteed.

Instructions: Applying for an Academic Internship

Step 2: Identify Internship

MidMichigan Health departments/employees independently determine whether they will accommodate students. The Workforce Development Office may assist in placing a student with their requested department. Placement is not guaranteed and is based on the staff’s ability to accommodate, and this process may take up to two weeks to secure.

Once an Internship is identified:

  • All course materials must be reviewed/approved by department.
  • Hours should be arranged with department.
  • The department and student make arrangements on date and time of job shadow.
  • The Workforce Development Office must receive confirmation from the department that an arrangement has been made to work with a student.
    • Please send confirmation of your job shadow arrangement including day, department and number of hours to mary.clute@midmichigan.org.

Step 3: Affiliation Agreement

If you have been notified that no affiliation agreement exists; send the name, address, phone and fax number and contact person of your school to colleen.markel@midmichigan.org so that an agreement can be facilitated by the MidMichigan Health Workforce Development Office.

This process may take eight to twelve weeks to complete, depending on the length of time needed for the two parties to reach an agreement of terms.

Step 4: Placement Request Submission

SPA Clinical Passport - If granted an internship, students must obtain a valid SPA clinical passport at www.studentpassportalliance.com. If your school is not currently a member of SPA, you will be charged a fee through PayPal to complete the passport requirements.

Students must provide the following records:

  • Immunization Records
  • Flu vaccine (if on-site during the designated Flu season)
  • TB screening
  • BLS certification
  • Background Check
  • Drug Screens
  • Fingerprinting may also be required depending on area requested

Compliance Requirements - All students participating in an internship at MidMichigan Health must complete compliance requirements through SPA and the MidMichigan Health module.

Orientation Information - Students must review all materials.

Step 5: Processing for Placement & Computer Logins/Access

Students with an internship at MidMichigan Health may be granted access to our computer systems based on the placement location and the specifications of the role within the health system. The department and student are responsible for ensuring that the correct computer logins/access have been requested.

Step 6: MidMichigan Health Badges

The department will determine whether the student needs a MidMichigan Health ID and will request the badge through the Security Office.

The student must be identifiable when on MidMichigan Health sites; therefore the student must wear their student badges if a MidMichigan Health ID is not requested for internship.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing opportunities are a one-time, two-to-four hour observation in a department or with a current employee in the healthcare field. These opportunities are available year round. Students must be at least 16 years of age and must complete an online application to be considered.

Process for Obtaining a Job Shadow

Step 1: Apply for a Job Shadow

Placement will be based on availability within the requested departments and is not guaranteed.

Instructions: Applying for a Job Shadow

Step 2: Identify Job Shadow Opportunity

Securing an Opportunity:

  • MidMichigan Health department/employees independently determine whether they will accommodate students.
  • The Workforce Development Office will assist in placing a student with their requested department.
  • Placement is based on the staff’s ability to accommodate, and this process may take up to two weeks to secure.

Once a Job Shadow opportunity is identified:

  • The department and student make arrangements on date and time of job shadow.
  • The Workforce Development Office must receive confirmation from the department that an arrangement has been made to work with a student.
    • Please send confirmation of your job shadow arrangement including day, department and number of hours to mary.clute@midmichigan.org.

Personal Assistance

If you have any questions about this information or the student experience, please contact MyHR Service Center and ask for Workforce Development.

Phone

(989) 839-3230

Hours

7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Eastern Time