Education Resources

We can help you gain first-hand working experience in healthcare careers. Programs include:

  • Volunteering 
  • Internships
  • Residencies
  • Penn State Mont Alto Med-Camp
  • Healthcare Career Institute
  • Shadowing Program
  • Healthcare Curriculum Integration
  • National Healthcare Career Week Programs
  • Career Planning 

 

Education Resources also provides services to the community:

  • Exhibits for career exploration presentations, expos, fairs and college nights
  • Presentations and career exhibits at area middle schools and high schools
  • Participation in Career and Academic Advisory Program
  • Participation in the Achievers Program
 

 

 

 

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CASHS Learning Support

Description:

Explore health careers through volunteerism

Requirements:

Chambersburg Area Senior High School students in grades 9 - 12

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital Environmental Services and Food & Nutrition Department

Dates:

Available Monday - Friday between 7:30 am - 4 pm during the school year 

Apply Now online

Online Orientation Education Resources

Contact Kim Taylor at 717-262-4628 or kitaylor@summithealth.org

 


Cooperative Education, (COOP) Program  

Description:

Explore health careers and volunteer through COOP education

Requirements:

 High School students in Franklin County who are in grades 9 - 12

Areas:

All Summit Health facilities in areas such as Radiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Clinical Engineering

Interests:

All interests including healthcare or business operations

Dates:

Available Monday - Friday between 7:30 am - 4 pm

Apply Now online

For questions contact Angie Austin aaustin@summithealth.org


Franklin County Learning Center & Lincoln Intermediate  

Description:

Explore health careers through volunteerism

Requirements:

Chambersburg Area Senior High School students in grades 9 - 12

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital Environmental Services and Food & Nutrition Department

Dates:

Available Monday - Friday between 7:30 am - 4 pm during the school year 

 

Apply Now online

Online Orientation Education Resources

Contact Kim Taylor at 717-262-4628 or kitaylor@summithealth.org

 

Healthcare Career Institute                                     

Description:

An award-winning, intense career exploration program for high school juniors and seniors
Students are graded on course work, attendance, work ethic, and soft skills

- Summer program earns .5 credit toward graduation

- Fall program earns 1 credit toward graduation

10th & 11th grade students can apply.

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital

Interests:

All interests including healthcare or business operations, includes a focused volunteer period in 1-2 departments of the student’s choice

Dates:

HCI Applications will be accepted January - February for Summer & Fall Sessions.

2014 Summer Session is June 16 – July 18, M-F, 8:30am – 12 Noon.  
(Off July 4 & July 7)

2014 Fall Session starts Sept. 2 (18 weeks) M-F, 7:30am  – 9:30am
(School calendar is followed)

NEW DATE | Due to inclement weather, HCI application due Fri., Mar.14, 2014 by 12 midnight  

 

Download HCI Packet

Apply Now for Summit Health Healthcare Career Institute Program

For questions, contact Angie Austin at aaustin@summithealth.org


Medcamp      

Description:

Collaborative program with Penn State Mont Alto that allows students to have a hands-on experience in healthcare

Requirements:

Must be entering 9th or 10th grade

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital

Interests:

Health care

Dates:

5 days in June

Apply by contacting Penn State Mont Alto at http://www.ma.psu.edu/CE/youth.htm


Medical Staff Observation                               

Description:

An insider’s view of the hospital for high school students
May include rounding with a licensed healthcare provider or observing surgery in the operating room

Requirements:

 Must be 14 yrs or older; 16 yrs or older in some areas

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Healthcare

Dates:

Typically 1 day

 

Download Observation Packet

Apply Now online


Service Learning for CASD High School Students Only                                 

Description:

A behind-the-scenes experience for students in 9th – 12th grade

Requirements:

Must be a high school student willing to commit 1 – 1.5 hours day for a semester during regular school hours during school calendar year

Areas:

Various Summit Health Facilities

Interests:

All interests including healthcare or business operations

Dates:

School year - Monday - Friday between 7:30 am - 4 pm

 

Apply Now online

For information, contact Angie Austin at aaustin@summithealth.org


Shadowing                                           

Description:

A behind-the-scenes experience for students ages 14 and older

Requirements:

Must be 14 or older

Areas:

All Summit Health facilities in areas such as Radiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Clinical Engineering

Interests:

All interests including healthcare or business operations

Dates:

Available Monday - Friday during normal business hours

 

Download Shadowing Packet

Apply Now

Contact Kim Taylor at 262-4628 or via email kitaylor@summithealth.org


 

Volunteer

Description:

A behind-the-scenes experience for anyone interested in learning more about healthcare

Requirements:

Must be 13 or older for positions that do not provide direct patient care
Must be 16 or older for positions that involve direct patient care
References will be needed
Minimum commitment is 50 hours
Coaches and/or student volunteers.

Areas: Most opportunities are at Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital
Interests: Healthcare

Dates:

Available at all times

 

Apply to volunteer with Summit Health

 

 

 

 Clinical Hours                    

Description:

Assist Summit Health staff and eventually perform independently with supervision from staff or mentor
Can include duties with or without direct patient care

Requirements:

Must be a college student with a major related to healthcare

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Healthcare

Dates:

Fall, spring, and summer semesters available

Apply Now for Chambersburg Hospital Apply Now for Waynesboro Hospital

Non - Clinical Hours 

Description:

Assisting staff in the non-clinical, business department of the hospital
Complete projects under supervision of a department mentor

Requirements:

Must be a college student with a major related to the position

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Information Services, Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Management, Public Relations

Dates:

Fall, spring, and summer semesters available

View Affiliations (.pdf)

Apply Now for Chambersburg Hospital Apply Now for Waynesboro Hospital

 


Paid Internship - Nurse & Other                   

Description:

Paid position, upon availability, for college students.
Position may or may not include direct patient care.

Requirements:

Must be a college student with a major related to the internship position

Areas:

Most opportunities are at Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital, but interns may work at any Summit Health facility

Interests:

Healthcare (may or may not include direct patient care)
Information Technology
(Other areas available upon request)

Dates:

Typically 1 semester

Apply Now


Medical Staff Observation 

Description:

May include rounding with a licensed healthcare provider or observing surgery in the operating room

Requirements:

Must be 14 yrs or older; 16 yrs or older in some areas

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Healthcare

Dates:

Typically 1 day

 

Download Observation Packet

Apply Now


Shadowing                                    

Description:

A behind-the-scenes experience for students ages 14 and older

Requirements:

Must be 14 or older

Areas:

All Summit Health facilities in areas such as Radiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Clinical Engineering

Interests:

All interests including healthcare or business operations

Dates:

Available Monday - Friday during normal business hours

 

Download Shadowing Packet

Apply Now

 

Contact Kim Taylor at 262-4628 or via email kitaylor@summithealth.org

 


Summer Work Experience

Description:

Provide a work experience during the summer for premedical students

Requirements:

Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

Areas: Chambersburg Hospital, Waynesboro Hospital, and other Summit Health affiliates
Interests: Medical School

Dates:

Four-week program during the summer | Applications available in December


Volunteer

Description:

A behind-the-scenes experience for anyone interested in learning more about healthcare

Requirements:

Must be 13 or older for positions that do not provide direct patient care
Must be 16 or older for positions that involve direct patient care
References will be needed
Minimum commitment is 50 hours
Coaches and/or student volunteers.

Areas: Most opportunities are at Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital
Interests: Healthcare

Dates:

Available at all times

Apply to volunteer at Summit Health

 

 

 

 

Fastrack Program

Description:

For Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to become a Registered Nurse (RN) through Excelsior College
Requires a full time commitment
The total cost of the Fastrack Program to students is $35,000 for the first 12 months of enrollment. Students who must remain in the program beyond 12 months, will pay an additional $1,000 per month.  However, all costs will be deferred for those students who choose the Expense Deferment Option.

Requirements:

Must be LPN willing to commit to a full-time, intensive academic program

Areas:

Program is held at an off-site Summit Health residence near Chambersburg Hospital

Interests:

Nursing

Dates:

Offered up to 2 times per year
Length of study is 12 – 18 months
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4pm

Download Application Packet

Learn more about Fastrack Program

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the Fastrack documents, please contact Polly McMullen at (717) 267-7484 or via email pmcmullen@summithealth.org


 

 

 

 

Residencies                                     

Description:

For medical residents requiring clinical rotations or observations in the hospital

Requirements:

Must be a medical resident seeking board certification

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Healthcare

Dates:

Varies by program

 

View Affiliations (.pdf)

Please contact  Provider Resources prior to applying at
(717) 267-7180 option 4 or
 
shcvo@summithealth.org

Apply Now


 

 

 

Learn to Work Program                                      

Description:

Assists recent college graduates interested in gaining experience that relates to their acquired degree

Requirements:

College degree related to the position.

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Marketing & Public Relations, Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, and Information Services

Dates:

Two to ten weeks year round

Click to apply now!

 Contact  Kim Taylor at
(717) 262-4628 or
 via email 
 kitaylor@summithealth.org

 


Medical Staff Observation                               

Description:

An insider’s view of the hospital for high school students
May include rounding with a licensed healthcare provider or observing surgery in the operating room

Requirements:

Must be 14 yrs or older; 16 yrs or older in some areas

Areas:

Chambersburg Hospital or Waynesboro Hospital and other Summit Health facilities

Interests:

Healthcare

Dates:

Typically 1 day

 

Download Observation Packet

Apply Now online


Shadowing                                           

Description:

A behind-the-scenes experience for students ages 14 and older

Requirements:

Must be 14 or older

Areas:

All Summit Health facilities in areas such as Radiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Clinical Engineering

Interests:

All interests including healthcare or business operations

Dates:

Available Monday - Friday during normal business hours

 

Download Shadowing Packet

Apply Now

Contact Kim Taylor at 262-4628 or via email kitaylor@summithealth.org

 

 

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