The VolunTEEN Summer Program is an exciting opportunity for teens interested in exploring health care careers. Students not only experience the urgency and hustle of a large urban hospital but they also get an up-close look at possible careers and earn community service hours needed for school and scholarship requirements.
Teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19 who are in good academic standing can apply for the program, which places special emphasis on preparing participants for future careers through shadowing and volunteer experiences in Acuity-Adaptable nursing care, the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department, Medical Transportation, and other health care areas, both clinical and non-clinical.
Each year, Eskenazi Health Volunteer Services offers two VolunTEEN summer sessions, each four weeks in duration. Applicants must fill out an online application as well as submit a minimum 500-word essay explaining why they aspire to work in health care, their plans to achieve their goals and how participating in the program will help them in their efforts. The application (available beginning Feb. 1 each year), essay and a current grade transcript must be submitted to Eskenazi Health by mid-April. Participants must also attend a mandatory program orientation meeting at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. This is generally held in May.
This page will be updated with specific dates and deadlines when the program is accepting new applicants.