These are the only departments offering internships and residencies at this time.

Internships and Residencies

  • This two-year fellowship program is tailored to the administrative fellows’ specific interests as well as organization initiatives during their tenure at the hospital. Learn more.

  • We offer two internships a year: winter/spring and summer. Interns will complete 600 hours over a 15-16 week period.

    Primary placement will be at our main campus with some time spent at other Seattle Children’s locations.

    Requirements

    • Current undergraduate or graduate student in Child Life or related field
    • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
    • 150 hours of volunteer work in a hospital setting
    • Documentation of the completion of the Child Life Course
    • Copy of the CLC course work review

    For more information on Child Life programs, please visit the Child Life Council website.

    How to apply

    • Contact the fieldwork/internship coordinator at your university. Have them call our department at 206-987-3285 or email us.
    • We follow the national CLC guideline for application deadlines and offer and acceptance dates. See ChildLife.org for more information.
    • We utilize the CLC’s common application.

    Applications must include the following:

    • An official university transcript
    • Résumé/cover letter
    • Two letters of reference on letterhead
      • One from a professor in your course of study
      • One from your experience working with children and families

  • These positions are for RN students currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing and in good standing. Registration with the Washington State Department of Health is required.

    Positions will be available periodically throughout the year and will be posted online under Employment Opportunities: Nursing, Other than Staff RN.

    In addition to Washington state requirements, Seattle Children’s prefers students to have completed their junior year of a BSN program and to have completed a pediatric clinical rotation before applying for a nurse tech position.

    How to apply

    Apply online via our careers website. Questions? Contact our nurse recruiter at 206-987-2112 or, toll-free, at 800-874-6691.

  • Clinical experiences for nursing students are only available via contracted affiliated schools of nursing.

    How to apply

    Nursing school faculty or representatives may contact Nursing Professional Development at 206-987-7700. Students are to work through their school representatives.

  • Please note that there is a three-year waiting list for occupational therapy internships at Seattle Children's. There are only a few slots designated to each school.

    Requirements

    • You must be in an occupational therapy program at a university with which we have a contract.
    • Requests must go through the Occupational Therapy department at Seattle Children's and through the fieldwork coordinator at your university.
    • If we do not have a contract with your school, you must talk to your fieldwork/internship coordinator to arrange an internship with Seattle Children's.

    How to apply

    Contact the fieldwork/internship coordinator at your university.

  • The Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency at Seattle Children’s is a one-year training program that offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand clinical knowledge, and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice.

    Applications are accepted in early January for the residency program that runs from July to June. Selected applicants will be required to visit Seattle Children’s for an on-site interview in January or February.

    Requirements

    • PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy, or equivalent experience
    • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Washington. Must obtain pharmacist license by September during the residency program.
    • Participate in the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program.

    How to apply

    Application materials are accepted through mid-December. Early applications are encouraged. Contact the program director, listed below, or refer to the current program summary (PDF) for the annual deadline. Selected applicants will be required to visit Seattle Children's for an on-site interview in January or February

    • Personal statement outlining career goals, areas of interest and reasons for applying to the residency program at Seattle Children’s
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three professional letters of recommendation
      • At least two letters must be written by APPE rotation preceptors.
    • Official School of Pharmacy transcript

    We are in PhORCAS this year, and will be in the Match.

    Submit inquiries to:

    David Villeneuve, PharmD
    Pharmacy Residency Program Director
    Seattle Children’s Department of Pharmacy
    M/S MB.5.420
    4800 Sand Point Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105

    Phone: 206-987-2033
    Fax: 206-987-5058

  • The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Seattle Children’s is a one-year training program that provides training in the field of oncology with a focus on pediatrics. Experience is gained in general hematology-oncology, stem cell transplantation and ambulatory care. Opportunities to explore additional areas of interest are available through electives both on- and off-site.

    Requirements

    Selected applicants will be required to visit Seattle Children’s for an on-site interview in January or February. The applicant must meet the following general requirements:

    • PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy or BS degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and 2 years of hospital patient-care experience
    • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency
    • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Washington. Must obtain pharmacist license by September of the year the program begins.
    • Participate in the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program. Our program code number is 95017.

    How to apply

    • Application materials submitted through PhORCAS. Applications are accepted through the second Monday of January.
      • Personal statement outlining career goals, areas of interest and reasons for applying to the residency program at Seattle Children’s
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Three professional letters of recommendation
        • At least two letters must be written by a preceptor.

    Address inquiries and requests for Seattle Children’s recommendation form to:

    Sarah Tucker, PharmD, BCOP
    Pharmacy Residency Program Director
    PGY2 Hematology/Oncology
    Seattle Children's
    M/S MB.5.420
    4800 Sand Point Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105-5005

    Phone: 206-987-1155
    Email

  • Please note that there are only a few slots available per calendar year, and an interview process with each prospective intern is required to help determine if this pediatric setting is the most appropriate for the student.

    Requirements

    • You must be in a physical therapy program at a university with which we have a contract.
    • Requests must be relayed to the clinical coordinator of clinic education (CCCE) in the Physical Therapy department at Children’s through the fieldwork coordinator at your university.
    • If we do not have a contract with your school, you must talk to your fieldwork/internship coordinator to have them initiate contact with the CCCE at Children’s to determine if setting up a contract is possible.

    Schools

    • University of Puget Sound
    • University of Washington
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Pacific University
    • Northwestern University

    How to apply

    Contact the fieldwork/internship coordinator at your university to help set up an interview with the CCCE at Seattle Children's.

  • The Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) is a 41-bed facility providing acute care and crisis stabilization for patients ages 3 to 18 who are struggling with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses.

    The PBMU offers a 10-week internship program for college juniors and seniors to learn about the day-to-day operations of a pediatric acute care inpatient psychiatric facility from a floor-level perspective. Interns will spend an eight-hour shift each week paired with bachelor's-level staff (coaches) working directly with patients, specifically learning how to support patients through skill development and coaching. Interns will receive a thorough orientation covering safety; effective behavior; milieu and crisis management; professionalism; boundaries; documentation; patient- and family-centered care; and accountability, respect and teamwork (ART) standards.

    Interns will not have direct contact with psychiatrists or psychologists and will not be able to observe or participate in treatment interventions as conducted by psychiatrists or psychologists. If this is what you are looking for in an experience, you should explore opportunities at other organizations.

    Qualifications

    You must be a junior or senior currently enrolled in a program at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University or Seattle University. We are not able to accept applications from students at other colleges and universities at this time, due to contractual agreements. To participate in this internship you must be enrolled in a class that you can receive credit for through this internship or you must be enrolled in a practicum course that you can receive credit for through this internship. We only accept six interns per quarter.

    How to apply

    Send a résumé, statement of purpose – a brief statement expressing what you hope to gain from this experience, your interest in the field of mental health, how you believe the internship will benefit you in the future and your post-baccalaureate goals – and a letter of recommendation from a professor to:

    PBMU Internship Program
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit
    Seattle Children's Hospital
    4800 Sand Point Way NE, M/S RA.5.120
    Seattle, WA 98105

    Application deadlines

    • Winter 2016–17: November 18
    • Spring 2017: March 8
    • Summer 2017: June 5
    • Fall 2017: September 12
    • Winter 2017–18: TBA

    Questions

    If you have any questions, email the internship coordinator.

  • Are you a high school, undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent grad (within the past 24 months) interested in pursuing for-credit internship and training opportunities at Seattle Children’s Research Institute? Our opportunities include:

    • STEM internships for high school students
    • Internships in research labs (for high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates)
    • Research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students
    • Postdoctoral fellowships

    For more information about these opportunities and how to apply, please visit the website of our Office for Training, Education and Research (OTER).

  • We accept five to seven master's-level social work interns each year. These are unpaid internships. The duration of the internship is usually eight months, but may vary depending on the requirements of the student's practicum curriculum.

    Requirements

    These internships are available to master's-level social work students currently enrolled in a CSWE-accredited program. Applicants must be referred to the program by a practicum fieldwork coordinator at their MSW practicum office, and the internship must be part of a formal social work curriculum.

    Schools

    University of Washington School of Social Work, but will consider requests from other CSWE programs.

    How to apply

    Contact the fieldwork/internship coordinator at your university.

  • Please note that there is a three-year waiting list for speech therapy internships at Seattle Children's. There are only a few slots designated to each school.

    Requirements

    • You must be in a speech therapy program at a university with which we have a contract.
    • Requests must go through the Speech Therapy department at Seattle Children's and through the fieldwork coordinator at your university.
    • If we do not have a contract with your school, you must talk to your fieldwork/internship coordinator to arrange an internship with Seattle Children's.

    How to apply

    Contact the fieldwork/internship coordinator at your university.