Students at Spectrum Health
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve daily. As the largest health system in the region, we take our responsibility seriously to keep our teams and community healthy. Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all current job shadows and pausing on accepting new job shadow applications until further notice. We will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the health departments, and resume these opportunities at the appropriate time.
Student ExperiencesSpectrum Health is committed to student learning. If you are a high school or college student exploring career opportunities through a job shadow or internship, great experiences are waiting for you. Please see the information below to learn more.
Paid Internship ExperiencesWhen opportunities are available, they are posted on our careers page. Search using the keyword “internship” to find these postings. Students are encouraged to create an account and set up search agents to be automatically notified via email when new positions are posted. These opportunities are identified by individual business units and driven by organizational need. Most paid internships occur in the summer, but may be posted on the job board between October and March. Positions are open to undergraduate or graduate students. Recent graduates may also be eligible.
Unpaid Internship ExperiencesThese opportunities are part of a student’s course work and arranged through a hosting department and the college, university or educational institution. An affiliation agreement is required. We are committed to meeting the U.S. Department of Labor Guidelines in terms of what constitutes an unpaid internship experience. Unpaid internships typically occur in areas such as nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, sterile processing and coding, to name a few, and are often a curriculum requirement. Contact your clinical coordinator or career development center for more information.
Job Shadow ExperiencesA job shadow provides students and other community members the chance to observe a professional and ask questions about their career in a “hands off” environment.
EmploymentCareer opportunities are posted on our careers page. Students are encouraged to create an account and set up search agents to be automatically notified when new positions are posted.
Spectrum Health Office of Medical EducationGreat opportunities exist for medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students. All of these opportunities are arranged and scheduled through Spectrum Health Office of Medical Education. Visit our site for more information about being a visiting learner.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the system. Many opportunities require a minimum weekly and monthly time commitment. Visit our volunteer section to explore the opportunities by clicking through the locations menu on the left hand side of the web page.