Health Occupations Preparatory Experience


Sponsored by:

Washington State Department of Health

Students interested in the healthcare field have an awesome opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship through Project H.O.P.E.  Students can pick up an application at the WHS Career Center. 

Students who apply are screened for a minimum GPA of 2.0; they must comply with state workplace requirements; a Washington State Patrol background check may be required; and they have expressed an interest in exploring health careers. The internships are 20 hours per week for up to six weeks.  Interns receive $600 for successful completion of the program.  Efforts are made to identify health care facilities within easy commute distance from the intern's home.  A student may spend a part or the entire six weeks in one facility or more.

Preference is given to diverse groups currently under-represented in the health professions; students who are the first in their family to attend college; students from rural communities; and Juniors and Seniors in high school. 

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