Where to Find Internships

Possible Sources for Internships

There are many places to look for internships.  And many different programs 
to apply for.....  Check the following as places to start.

Internet Links


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FINDING A POSITION IN THE MEDICAL/HEALTH FIELD

No matter where you work in the health profession, you will not 
be able to touch patients.  And there are very strict privacy 
regulations.  However, although you may be doing routine tasks, 
this is incredibly valuable experience to let you see what 
happens on the inside of a medical career.  It also allows you 
to meet people who can discuss and mentor your career path with 
you.  

1.	Hospitals:
a.	May be called a “Volunteer”, not “Intern”.  Intern 
implies someone who has graduated medical school.  
b.	Each hospital has a Volunteer Coordinator or Volunteer 
Office, etc.  They will have the application packages for you.  
Many of them are online. If you are applying for an ACADEMIC 
YEAR POSITION please tell the coordinator you are enrolled in 
the Science Internship Program at Wootton High School.
c.	Many hospitals have “satellite” clinics in various 
sites, kind of like the mini-clinics.
d.	Some of the links are on the POST.  But just as easy to 
find them through Google.  Apply NOW to as many as you can. 
i.	Shady Grove
ii.	Suburban
iii.	Montgomery General
iv.	NIH Clinical Center
v.	Bethesda Naval 
vi.	Holy Cross
vii.	ETC:  There are hundreds of other Hospitals around 
here, Silbey, Childrens, Washington Hospital Center, NOVA, UM, 
Georgetown, GWU, etc).  I have had interns at all of them.  And 
all will follow the same “pattern” for application.  

2.	Medical Offices (Doctors, Dentists, Physical 
Therapists, other Therapists, etc) and “Minute” “Emergency” 
Urgent Care” clinics:
a.	Doctors want you to come to them with resume in hand.  
This shows interest and “initiative”.  Be prepared to discuss 
why you chose this field of medicine and why this doctor.

3.	Public Health: There are a lot of governmental health 
offices and entities: Local (Rockville, Gaithersburg, etc), 
County, State, National.  
a.	Many of them list volunteer positions on the SSL hours 
site.  Link is on the POST
b.	Contact someone at the site- and again why you are 
interested in this site, this field and this person.

4.	Volunteer Organizations: A zillion of them, such as 
Lymphoma/Leukemia Society.  Choose your condition of interest.  
Most non-profits and may have volunteer positions in their 
offices.  Great way to make contacts.

5.	Professional Societies:  For example, local medical 
societie

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FINDING A POSITION WORKING WITH ANIMALS

There are all kinds of services and careers that work with 
animals.  Except for the Montgomery County animal shelter, most 
of them will require you to contact the individual with your 
resume and ask for a position.  Be creative with your 
searching. And be creative thinking about what kinds of work 
you would like to do.  Do you like to write?  Maybe you could 
work for an advocacy group writing web blogs….  

•	Veterinarians:  There must be about 200 animal practice 
sites within a 30 minute drive from here.  

•	Animal Shelter: Has an application process and the link 
is on the POST.  There are other animal shelters.  The animal 
shelters do a lot of fundraising and you will get a lot of 
insight into how to support a nonprofit rescue operation. 

•	Animal Rescue Groups such as Breed Specific Rescues, 
Second Chance, Horse Rescue, etc. 

•	Ancillary animal services: Pet Photographers, Groomers, 
farriers (not furriers); animal-assist therapies (ie, therapy 
dogs, horses, etc), trainers

•	Animal advocacy groups: USHUS, ASPCA, Zoo, etc


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Check out the POST- Possible Opportunities in Science and 
Technology. Lots of possible internships can be developed from 
these programs!
http://teacherweb.com/MD/WoottonHS/POST/index.html

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STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING GIUIDE FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.  
Every Wootton student should have received a paper copy of this 
guide in class.  Many of the items listed can be converted into 
an internship
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteer

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THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE conducts an intern 
program to enhance the criminal justice and law enforcement 
programs of high schools, colleges and universities by offering 
opportunities for experiential and student service learning. 
The 
program is designed to meet both the academic and career 
objectives of students while providing useful administrative 
and 
operational support services to the police.  

Animal Services is part of the police department.
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/poltmpl.asp?url=/content/POL/ask/communityservices/internships.asp

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VOLUNTEERING IN ROCKVILLE: There are infinite ways to share 
talent, experience, expertise and time with individuals or 
organizations that could use assistance by volunteering in the 
City. �Volunteer Time� in Rockville Reports highlights a 
different volunteer opportunity each month to promote 
an interest in giving back to the community.
http://www.rockvillemd.gov/residents/volunteers/volunteer-time.htm#fire

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VOLUNTEERING IN GAITHERSBURG
http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/poi/default.asp?POI_ID=118&TOC=107;81;101;118;

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: College of Narural resources. For 
college students...but if you find one you are interested in, 
contact Mrs. Adler and she will follow up with the Dean of the 
College for you.
http://www.agnr.umd.edu/AGNRJobs/internships.cfm#Field2

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY WORKFORCE YOUTH COUNCIL. This group has 
planned a countywide job fair. The Youth Job Fair will take 
place in the spring. Additionally a wide variety of workshops 
prior to the job fair are available for students to help them 
prepare for the interviews. The website not only provides 
information about the job fair but also has been created with 
young people in mind - and is chock full of information geared 
toward young people preparing to enter the world of work. The 
job 
fair will have a number of businesses conducting on-site 
interviews and offering jobs.  This is a wonderful opportunity 
for students to obtain paid internships and summer employment. 
Please visit the website to obtain information 
http://www.letsgetitstartedjobfair.com/

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CLINICAL CENTER AT THE NIH: In 
a medical setting, the term "Intern" means someone who has 
completed medical school.  Some of these volunteer activities 
can be structured as internships.
http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/about/jobs/volunteering.shtml

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What is OSSI?  NASA: ONE STOP SHOPPING INITIATIVE
 
OSSI is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, 
selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate 
students primarily in science, technology, engineering and 
mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other 
disciplines are available.

Students have the ability to search and apply for all types of 
NASA internship, fellowship, scholarship opportunities in one 
system. A single internship or fellowship application places 
students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for 
all NASA internships or fellowships.
https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/