Nursing/Patient Care | Internships

Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program (SCOOP)

The Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program, or SCOOP, is a summer internship open to high school students interested in pediatric nursing. Interns are placed in clinical areas where they have the opportunity to assist with the daily tasks of the department, observe nurses and multidisciplinary teams, interact with patients and learn from various educational opportunities. Interns work 24 hours per week for six weeks during the summer. All interns work from Monday through Thursday.

By the end of the summer, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the nurse and how the nurse provides family-centered care to pediatric patients and their families.
  • Participate as a team member in a selected patient services area.
  • Share with others what they have learned through their experience or how they fulfilled a need in their unit.


Who can apply for a SCOOP internship?

To qualify for SCOOP, students must:

  • Must be 17 years old by June 1, 2019
  • Must have previous volunteer or work experience
  • Submit a 500-word essay about why they are interested in becoming a pediatric nurse
  • Submit two email addresses of recommenders who know the student well and can speak to why they are an ideal candidate for the program


When can I apply?

You will be able to submit your application starting on December 31, 2018. The application period will be open until midnight Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, March 1, 2019.


When does it take place?

The 2019 SCOOP internship is six weeks long. It begins on Monday, July 8, 2019, and will end on Thursday, August 15, 2019.


Who can I contact for more information?

Contact the Student Career Opportunities Outreach Program (SCOOP) Coordinator: 

Eva Gómez, MSN, RN-BC, CPN
Professional Development Specialist
Clinical Education and Informatics