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Can Pre-Med students

get an internship?

Medical Internships


For students who are considering a medical profession or are trying to get into medical school, an internship is a good way to get exposure to the field. However, there are many legal restrictions that prevent non-credentialed students from participating in a medical internship. In other words, you must wait until you’re in medical or nursing school before you can participate in a medical or nursing internship. Until then, you can and should gain experience working in a medical environment.

Experience Working in a Medical Environment


The best way to gain experience working in a medical environment is to volunteer. There are many great volunteer opportunities in the Puget Sound area. Below is a list of area hospitals, medical-related organizations, and volunteer databases that will be helpful in your search for a medical volunteer opportunity.

Area Hospitals

Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Contact Leah Smith at (425) 688-5369
Swedish Medical Center
Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center
Evergreen Healthcare
UW Medical Center
Valley Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Group Health
Contact Candy Troy at
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Highline Medical Center (Burien and Tukwila)
Franciscan Health System (Tacoma)
Multi-Care (Tacoma)
Multi-Care-Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center (Tacoma)
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Other Organizations

Project Hope (Washington D.C.)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Reserve Corps
Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens - Volunteer Resource Center
American Cancer Society
Northwest Burn Foundation
Seattle Red Cross
Providence Hospice of Seattle
Providence Hospice of Seattle
Caregiver List

Volunteer Databases

Seattle Works
Craigslist Volunteer Section
United Way of King County Volunteer Database
Volunteer Match