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Atrium Health is proud to offer student placement programs for education and training with a rich environment for learning opportunities across the system.  

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Compliance with Covid 19 Vaccination Policy

The Federal Vaccine Mandate requires all students, learners and visiting faculty members to be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19. Atrium is required to be able to produce full documentation of vaccination for all individuals present in its properties upon demand.

Atrium Health will review a request for a medical exemption for the Covid vaccine. The medical exemption request for the COVID vaccine must be primarily related to documentation of a severe allergic reaction to the first dose. Documentation must be provided from a licensed provider who has evaluated the student and feels that additional doses of the Covid vaccine would be harmful. The licensed provider cannot be related to the student. Atrium Health cannot accommodate a request for a religious exemption.

If you experience Covid symptoms or test positive for Covid, please contact Teammate Health at (704)631-0200 or TeammateHealth@atriumhealth.org for assistance.

What Type of Student Are You?

There are several kinds of students based on the program you are studying and/or the nature of the experience.

  • Medical & Advanced Practice- these students are enrolled in schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthesia programs, and PharmD students.
  • Clinical Students- (typically includes nursing, therapy students and other Allied Health students) These students are in college programs that will have direct contact with patients or visitors. These students will have a college-based instructor who will arrange their clinical experience/rotation at Atrium Health. Atrium Health does not provide placements for students attending schools that are not included in the Atrium Health Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement or who do not have college-based instructor to make their arrangements. Clinical students are students who are already enrolled in a healthcare related program that requires a clinical experience/rotation as a requirement for graduation or completion of their academic program.
  • Non-Clinical Students- These students are enrolled in college programs that are typically in office settings or in areas where there aren’t any patients. Some programs that are considered non-clinical are: Business, Healthcare Management, Finance, Marketing, Communications, Health Information/Health Management Technology, and Information Technology
  • Shadowing or Observation- These students can be enrolled in high school or college programs and seek to observe someone in a career in healthcare. Shadowing is an optional experience for students. Observations are required, passive experiences where students simply watch a person perform their job duties. Currently, Atrium Health is not offering shadowing or observation experiences.

Identification of a qualified preceptor is the responsibility of the student, not the Student Placement Office. It is strongly recommended that students who seek an experience at Atrium Health work through your school/education provider to make arrangements. Each school/program has a different set of requirements for the educational experience.

 

Summer Internships (Non-Clinical)

The Summer Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain project-based learning experience. The program is intended to bring both college (undergraduate and graduate level) and high school students to Atrium Health. All high school interns are placed through the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and The Senator Scott Opportunity Internship Program in Fort Mill Schools.

Internships include:

  • Formalized structure, including SMART goals to be achieved by the end of the internship
  • Bi-weekly report of training and projects, to be completed by the intern
  • Weekly virtual meetings with Atrium Health leaders across the organization to gain further understanding of the system and the many different career opportunities in health care
  • Critical skills training to support a successful internship (high school students)

Current 2022 Summer Internships

 

Hear From Leaders What They Love About the Program

This is our department's second year with the program, and it has been a great experience for us! So professional and well-prepared to work in this environment and provide significant contributions.
- Melanie Hogg, Director, Clinical Research, - Emergency Medicine CMC
Phenomenal program!! Can't wait until next summer to host more interns. (Our interns) were amazing! Such an amazing group of students and future leaders!
- Francisco Medina, Team Lead, Myers Park Pharmacy
Hosting interns allow me to connect back to purpose. Someone helped me so, it’s only right that I pour the same efforts back into our future generation.
- Janelle Willis, Manager, Material Resource Management
 

How to Apply

The 2022 Atrium Health Summer Internship Program application cycle has ended.

Summer Internship applications are accepted in March/April 2023. Students can apply on the Atrium Health Careers site. Search for Student Intern/Summer.

Students interested in internships must apply for these programs through their high school.

  • Interns are selected by MYEP and Opportunity Internship program coordinators.
  • Internships last approximately 8-12 weeks for non-clinical, full-time and part-time paid opportunities.

 

Shadowing Observation

Please contact the Student Placement teams for experiences at Atrium Health Navicent, Floyd and Wake Forest.

For the Greater Charlotte Region Only:

Shadowing and observation experiences are suspended, unless the observation experience is a programmatic shadowing/observation at the collegiate level or the student is a current Atrium Health teammate. Shadowing or observation is permissible if required to receive credit toward a healthcare degree completion and the student attends an education provider holding an Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement (CEAA) with CMHA d/b/a Atrium Health.

All applicable requirements and constraints under the affiliation agreement must be observed. This excludes students in pre-professional degree programs that require observation experiences making them eligible to apply for a professional school. (i.e., the biology major that requires shadowing or work experience that enables an application to medical school or PA school)

Currently Atrium Health is concentrating on providing experiences to students who are in pursuit of academic credit at the collegiate level. There is no immediate plan to re-open shadowing experiences for students who do not meet the criteria above.
High School students should consider AHEC HEROES, PATCH, Rise to Success and MYEP student experiences. MYEP students must enroll through the school they attend and cannot enroll directly with Atrium Health.

Contact CareerDevelopment@AtriumHealth.org for Greater Charlotte Region experiences that meet the criteria above.

 

Allied Health Student Placement

Allied Health Student Placement Programs are work-based learning opportunities for student participants to develop practical skills that will enhance future healthcare careers and bridge the gap between formal education and practical work experience. This is also an opportunity for Atrium Health to participate in the educational process while receiving valuable work contributions from the student participants, as well as developing essential skills of our own leaders and teammates.

Allied Health Student Placement Programs include instructor-led experiences with education institutions who have an established Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement* with Atrium Health and consist of the following areas:

  • Radiology Technology (Rad Tech)
  • Medical Assistants
  • Phlebotomy
  • Exercise Science
  • Social Worker
  • Behavioral Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy

*New, first-time, Clinical Education Affiliation Agreements are not being considered at this time.

 

Medical Education Student Placement

Medical Education Student Placement Programs are work-based learning opportunities for student participants to develop practical skills that will enhance future healthcare careers and bridge the gap between formal education and practical work experience.

This is also an opportunity for Atrium Health to participate in the educational process while receiving valuable work contributions from the student participants, as well as developing essential skills of our own leaders and teammates.

Medical Education Student Placement Programs consist of the following areas:

  • 3rd Year Medical Students
  • 4th Year Medical Students
  • Advanced Practice Provider Students (For those looking for NP/PA rotation placement, please contact appstudent@atriumhealth.org)
  • Army Personnel
  • GI Apprenticeship
  • International Visitors
  • PATCH Student Program
  • United Arab Emirates Fellowship

 

Nursing Student Placement

Nursing Student Placement Programs are work-based learning opportunities for student participants to develop practical skills that will enhance future healthcare careers and bridge the gap between formal education and practical work experience.

Nursing Student Placement Programs consist of the following areas:

  • Nurse Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Pre-Licensure (ADN, BSN)
  • Graduate Nursing (MSN and DNP)

Requesting Student Placement

Very important: To be considered for a clinical rotation, there must be an active Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement (CEAA) on file between Atrium Health and your educational institution.

  • If you are unsure if your school has a current CEAA, refer to this CEAA list.
  • New, first-time, Clinical Education Affiliation Agreements are not being considered at this time.

Who to contact If you are a college/education provider-based representative:

 

High School Student Programs

  • PATCH – for Charlotte Mecklenburg High School 10th graders
  • Rise to Success – for High School Seniors