Call for Student Applicants for Summer Internships

For immediate release: February 08, 2018

Contact:

Kelly Swan

[email protected] | 410-328-7960

Students Living in Baltimore City Encouraged to Apply and Gain Work Readiness Skills though YouthWorks Program at UMMC

BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is offering young people ages 14 to 21 the opportunity to gain work readiness skills training through summer internships.

Through the YouthWorks program at UMMC’s University and Midtown campuses, the interns will have the chance to participate in a summer experience that is a unique opportunity to begin to develop a career path to college or the workplace. Participating youth will develop workplace skills, learn how to meet employers’ expectations, gain exposure to career opportunities in high-growth industries, and feel the pride of earning a paycheck.

The five-week internship program runs from June 25 through July 27, 2018. After orientation, each intern is assigned to an area on one of UMMC’s two hospital campuses: UMMC University Campus and UMMC Midtown Campus. Each participant works five hours each day in one of more than 30 clinical and support areas. They also have two classroom hours on Fridays devoted to the development of essential skills, technical skills, and interpersonal skills that they can use in school, jobs, and life. Students earn minimum wage for their work.

Eligibility

Eligible participants MUST be Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14 and 21.

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 2. Apply online or learn more by visiting youthworks.oedworks.com.

The initiative is a collaboration between YouthWorks – a summer jobs program sponsored by the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development – and the UMMC Office of Community and Workforce Engagement, which coordinates several youth and adult job-training programs with government and private-sector organizations. 

For questions, contact Samuel Burris in UMMC’s community engagement office at [email protected].

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About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital – the flagship institution of the 14-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women’s and children’s health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the University Campus hospital. For more information, visit www.umm.edu