Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program (SCOOP)

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SCOOP internship 2015

We will be accepting applications from Thursday, December 31, 2015 until Friday, February 26, 2016. 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 runs from Monday, July 11, 2016 through Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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,

How to Apply

You will need to do the following:

  1. Enter your applicant information online at
  2. Write a 500 word essay about why you are interested in this internship and why you want to work in healthcare. In your own words, tell us about your experience and why doing this internship would be meaningful to you. Please put your name on the document.
  3. Ask two people to send you a letter of recommendation.
  4. Upload your essay and letters of recommendation to Hard copies will not be accepted.
The application period will run from Thursday, December 31, 2015 until Friday, February 26, 2016.
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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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