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Huntsville Hospital's Corporate University provides opportunities to learn more about health care careers through several programs:

Huntsville Hospital's Career Shadowing Program

This program is offered to high school and college students wanting to learn more about the specific health care careers they have an avid interest in pursuing. This program gives the student the opportunity to observe and to receive mentoring from a health care professional in their work setting. For more detailed information regarding this program, please download the APPLICATION.

The Boy Scouts of America's Medical Venturing Program

Huntsville Hospitalís Medical Venturing Program provides high school students with opportunities to experience guest speakers, discussion groups, tours and demonstrations from professionals serving in health care. Medical Venturing is offered through Corporate University with Post 630 being the largest Venturing Post in the region and the only one with health care as its focus. Youth will learn about health careers and about the skills and education health care occupations require. Open to both young men and women, our program is conducted in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Eligibility: Students must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school or the home school equivalent to participate. The minimum age to participate in the program is 15 years of age. Participants will not be permitted to take part in hands-on patient care. The kick-off meeting for the year is in September. If you are interested, download a Medical Venturing Application. If you have any questions, call Corporate University at (256) 265-8025.

For an overview of health careers, click here.

Internship Program

A limited number of unpaid internships in specific fields of study are available for students. These unpaid internships are for students attending area Colleges and Universities that have an Educational Affiliation Agreement with Huntsville Hospital. Internships are typically one semester in duration with the student present 20-25 hours per week for no more than 12 weeks. Although Huntsville Hospital provides a broad number of clinical and preceptorship opportunities for many local nursing schools, the organization does not provide internships for nurses.

Requirements for internships include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational Affiliation Agreement (Contract) between the student's school and Huntsville Hospital.
  • Identifying the area of study, the affiliated school's faculty advisor, defined hours for completion, and student development goals and objectives for the internship

Students should contact Huntsville Hospital two semesters prior to the semester they wish to intern so the Education Affiliation Agreement process can be approved between the school and the Hospital and the necessary student requirements, immunizations and screenings can be met.

For more information, students may contact Huntsville Hospital's Corporate University at 256-265-8025.