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Summer Externships

What is an externship?

Externships are short-term work experience programs aimed at easing professional transitions. They provide students with practical experience that complements research and school-based theoretical learning. Carteret Health Care supports college students on their academic journey through our Paid Summer Externship Program.

An externship allows students to:

  • Explore a career field in their major and experience a short extended period of working on the job over an eight-week period in the summer.
  • Learn how to apply their academic major through discussions with professionals who have a similar background
  • Explore a career field hands-on
  • Immerse themselves in a workplace environment while applying themselves to tasks and projects
  • Apply skills learned from their studies to responsibilities relevant to their industry of interest
  • Expand their knowledge of what it is like to work inside a specific field while under the guidance of industry professionals
  • Assess their "fit" for a particular position or organization
  • Make career connections and strengthen their network
  • Add value to their resume

Externships may vary each summer depending on need in the hospital.

Available Summer Externship opportunities will be posted in January/February of each year. Applications will be open the month of March and interviews/onboarding will take place in April. Externships normally last from mid-May through early August.

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Available 2024 Summer Externships and potential tasks:

Employee Health - Clerical office work, transporting specimens, stocking supplies, setting up and disinfecting office space, participating in community outreach events with the CHC Medical Mobile Unit, assisting with vaccine clinics

Environmental Services - Various housekeeping duties, discharge cleaning, patient room and communal area cleaning, supply distribution, stock supplies, dust mop floors, clean hand rails, clean furniture, visit patients

Home Health and Hospice - Administrative and clerical tasks, learning office processes involved in our department, shadow with our Liaison for liaison and marketing activities in the community, participate in team and organization meetings

Laboratory & Pathology - Accessioning specimens, helping in pathology office

Materials Management - Managing inventory, analyzing data, development and purchasing activities, distribution, and analytical tasks for which they are capable

Medical Assisting at CMG - Check-in and Check-out patients, assist patients with completing paperwork on Phreesia, answering phones, assist front desk, filing

Rehabilitation Services - Clean tables, stock supplies, ask questions, assist front desk, organize equipment, assist therapists as needed, observe with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists

Research and Innovation - Supports the research coordinators and related administrative tasks, Complete IATA and GCP Training, Responsible for processing and shipping biological samples adhering to IATA regulations (Pick up dry-ice as needed), Assist Coordinators with research subject visits, Complete check-in procedures including collection of vitals and complete medical history, Data entry, Recruit and telephone screen subjects, Patient visits and regulatory filing, Schedule follow-up study visits, Assist in study start-up and regulatory documentation

Internships are available upon requests and if the department is needing a semester long internship within a major. Internships usually require a certain number of hours and come with guidelines from a college or university.

For questions about internships or summer externships, email for more information.