Job Shadowing / Internship Experience


Job Shadowing Experience

The goal of Bassett’s Job Shadow Program is to help individuals learn about careers in the health care field, as well as the skills and education tracks required for different occupations. The job shadowing experience is designed to be a one-time observation only experience, lasting two to four hours. The job shadowing experience does not fulfill any clinical or internship requirements, nor does it provide any hands-on experience. Job shadow participants are not paid for their time.


Internship Program

Bassett Medical Center provides unpaid internship opportunities to enhance student learning in health care occupations. Internships at Bassett are only offered to high school graduates in partnership with specific accredited colleges, universities, or allied health programs as part of a student's curriculum/graduation requirements (either for credit or non-credit hours).


Complete the acceptance process:

All job shadow participants will be trained and oriented to the hospital setting and are required to complete the 2016-2017 mandatory education packet. Applications will not be processed until this packet is complete.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the minimum age required to shadow?
Job shadow participants must be 16 years of age.

How far in advance should I submit my application?
At least three weeks in advance.

How soon should I expect a response?
Applicants should expect a response in approximately seven business days, but the time may vary depending on the number of applications and immunization records to process.

What is a PPD?
A PPD is a tuberculosis test. The first step is receiving an injection, and the second is to return to the facility between 48 and 72 hours later to have a health professional examine the injection site.

How many times can I shadow/intern?
You can shadow up to 5 times during each shadow experience. Individual departments may have specific requirements; please ask your supervisor.

Where can I learn more about volunteering for Bassett Healthcare Network?
Please see volunteer information here.

What should I wear to shadow?
Volunteers should dress in business casual attire: khakis, dress shirt, dress pants – no jeans, no open-toed shoes, and no tank tops.

If I am scheduled to shadow and get sick, what should I do?
If you feel ill, please contact Patient Services at 607-547-6691 or

If you have other questions about job shadowing, please contact Patient Services at 607-547-6691, or fax request to 607-547-3584.

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