Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program (SCOOP)

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SCOOP internship 2015

We will be accepting applications from Saturday, December 31, 2016 until Friday, March 3, 2017. Read more below to learn how to apply.

Download the SCOOP brochure here.

What is the Student Career Opportunities Outreach Program (SCOOP)?

The Student Career Opportunities Outreach Program (SCOOP) is a summer student internship program open to high school students in their sophomore, junior or senior year.

The program places you in patient service areas throughout Boston Children’s Hospital. There are ten positions available. During your internship, you will learn more about the delivery of health care and will participate as a team member in the care of our patients.

What will I do?

The internship allows you to work at Boston Children’s Hospital for 24 hours per week throughout the internship period. You will spend 22 hours of that time working alongside a mentor in a patient services area. Your mentor will help and support you throughout the internship. Some of this time can be spent shadowing in particular units that interest you. Throughout the internship, you will also be working on developing a project to be presented at the end of the program. Once a week you will be given the opportunity to meet with the other interns and share your experiences.

By the end of the summer, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the roles and functions of patient services disciplines in a pediatric hospital setting.
  • Participate as a team member in a selected patient services area.
  • Share with others what you learned through your experience or how you fulfilled a need in your unit.

When is it?

The internship is 6 weeks long. It begins on Monday, July 10, 2016 and will end on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Whom can I contact for more information?

Contact the Student Career Opportunities Outreach Program (SCOOP) Coordinator: Eva Gómez, RN-BC, MSN, CPN, Staff Development Specialist, SCOOP Program Coordinator, staffdevelopment@childrens.harvard.edu.

How to Apply

You will need to do the following:

  1. Complete all the questions on the electronic application.
  2. Submit a 500 word essay about why you are interested in this internship and why you want to work in nursing or healthcare. In your own words tell us about your experience and why doing this internship would be meaningful to you. 
  3. Ask two people who know you well to submit a letter of recommendation. Please have them tell us why they think you would be an ideal candidate for this program.
  4. Upload your essay and enter the email address of the people who will recommend you by following this link. Paper copies sent to our office will not be accepted.
We will be accepting applications from Saturday, December 31, 2016 until Friday, March 3, 2017.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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