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High School Internship Program

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Leaving a Legacy Through ScholarshipsHigh School Internship Program

Purpose of the Internship Program

To introduce current high school juniors and seniors to career opportunities in health care. Selected students spend seven weeks during the summer in a hospital environment, immersed in one of the following hospital areas: nursing unit, pediatric physical therapy, child life, music therapy and administrative office.

General Information

The Service League Board of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a volunteer-based fundraising body of the hospital providing financial support for many important hospital programs one of them being the summer internship. In 2014, they are awarding eight $750 paid summer internships.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of a health career interest, participation in extra-curricular activities, and scholastic achievement. Recipients will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours/week for a seven-week period during the summer of 2014.

Once accepted, interns will be required to attend a new volunteer orientation and complete a medical screening that includes a two-step Tuberculosis test and verification of vaccination records.


  1. Applicant must be interested in working in a hospital setting.
  2. Applicant must be a high school junior or graduating senior at the time of application 
  3. If you were an intern the year before, you are not eligible to participate in this program again.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application with internship selections (2 pages)
  • A letter telling us why you are interested in this internship 
  • Two letters of recommendation (e.g. from teachers, counselors, supervisors etc.). Letters from family members or friends will not be accepted.

The 2014 Sumer Internship Program is now closed.

For the 2015 Summer Internship Program, please visit our website end of February 2015. The application is usually available for about a month and is typically due the first week of April.

If you have any questions, please contact Magda Scanlan, Manager of Volunteer Services at 847.723.6194 or email:

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