Careers

Internships and Residencies

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

  • Administrative Fellowship

    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.

  • Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program

    This one-year post-graduate fellowship program supports and mentors nurse practitioners and physician assistants as they develop their ability to provide high-quality care to diverse pediatric patients with complex conditions. Learn more.

  • Child Life

    We are not offering an internship for Fall 2024. Our next offering will be for Winter/Spring 2025.

    Child life interns will complete 640 hours over a 16-week period from January to May. Primary placement will be at our hospital campus with some time spent at other Seattle Children’s locations.

    Requirements

    • Current undergraduate or graduate student in child life or related field of study
    • Enrolled in an academic institution that has a current affiliation agreement with Seattle Children’s
    • Verification of the academic coursework required by the Association for Child Life Professionals (ACLP) eligibility assessment

    For more information on child life programs, please visit the ACLP website. For information about child life at Seattle Children's, please visit our Child Life page.

    How to apply

    • Seattle Children’s only accepts interns from affiliated academic institutions. Prior to applying, please check our list below to verify that your institution has a current affiliation agreement. If your institution does not have a current agreement, please contact the fieldwork/academic advisor at your university and have them email childlifeinternship@seattlechildrens.org to set up an affiliation agreement.
    • We follow the national ACLP guideline for application deadlines and offer and acceptance dates. Please refer to the ACLP website for more details.
    • At this time, we only accept electronic applications from applicants from affiliated academic institutions. Please verify from the list below that your academic institution has a current contract.
    • To apply:
      1. Complete the Internship Readiness Common Application.
      2. Email the downloaded application to childlifeinternship@seattlechildrens.org.
      3. The email subject line should state the internship session (winter/spring or summer) and year.
      4. In your email, please mention which academic program you are affiliated with.
    • Please note: The PDF of the ACLP Internship Readiness Common Application is the only component that will be reviewed. No additional documentation will be required or reviewed for a candidate’s initial submission.

    Current academic affiliation agreements

    • American Public University
    • Azusa Pacific University
    • Auburn University
    • Bank Street College
    • Central Washington University
    • College of Charleston
    • East Carolina University
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Edgewood College, Wisconsin
    • Erikson Institute
    • Mills College
    • Missouri State University
    • Ohio University
    • Southeastern Louisiana University
    • Texas Woman's University
    • Towson University
    • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • University of La Verne
    • University of Missouri, Columbia
    • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Western Michigan University
    • Medical Assistant Apprenticeship

      This program combines on-the-job training with online coursework to prepare participants to take the national certification exam.  Under this program, individuals work as MA apprentices for approximately one year, during which they complete 2,000 hours of on-the-job training while also progressing in online coursework. 

      As they complete required on-the-job hours, apprentices observe, practice and achieve mastery of core MA skills under the direction of a supervisor or apprenticeship coach.  Throughout the year, apprentices also complete online coursework and skills labs outside of work to supplement and support on-the-job learning.  Participants are registered with the state as MA apprentices and satisfy all requirements as outlined in state program standards. 

      The program includes: 

      • 2,000 hours of on-the-job training (paid, full-time work) 
      • 434 hours of online coursework, estimated at 10 hours per week (outside of work hours/unpaid) 
      • Three in-person lab days for skills practice related to online coursework 
      • Preparation for the national certification exam 
      • All training materials/supplies and national certification exam registration 

      Once they complete the program, graduated apprentices apply for state licensure and open medical assistant-certified (MA-C) positions.  Passage of the Seattle Children’s medication administration math test is required to begin work as an MA-C.  Seattle Children's will cover the costs of the apprenticeship program with the expectation that apprentices will move into MA-C positions and work at Seattle Children's for at least one year following completion of the program. 

      2024 cohorts start in February and August.  Openings are typically posted approximately 12 weeks prior to each cohort start.  To apply, look for the posting in the career center.  If you have questions, or would like to be added to a distribution list to be notified of future application dates, please contact MAapprenticeship@seattlechildrens.org.

    • Non-Clinical Summer Internships

      Our program provides opportunities for students to engage in hands-on projects; grow and strengthen professional development skills; and build connections with fellow interns and mentors in an inclusive environment.

      Current dates

      June 10 – August 16, 2024

      Length

      10 weeks, full-time (40 hours per week)

      Eligibility

      Rising seniors and recent grads, with an interest in healthcare, from underrepresented backgrounds and local colleges/technical schools

      Location

      Hybrid and fully remote internships are available in a range of non-clinical departments, including marketing/communications, clinical analytics, business operations and health and public policy.

      Program highlights

      • Competitive hourly wage
      • Lunch and transportation stipend
      • Career and professional development activities
      • Job shadowing
      • Hospital and research institute tours
      • Professional networking and mentorship
      • Opportunity to learn internal operations, systems and technical skills under the guidance of experienced mentors
      • Completing an end-to-end project to present to Seattle Children’s peers and leadership

      To explore internship opportunities and to apply:

      1. Search for “non-clinical internship” on our career portal and click the department posting you are interested in.
      2. Review posting requirements and apply through the career portal by submitting your:
        • Resume,
        • Cover letter
        • Name/contact information for one reference
    • Nurse Technician (Paid Position)

      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. Interested candidates can review job postings and apply on our website. Select Nursing & Related-Non Contract from the Category dropdown menu.

      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.

    • Nursing

      Nursing students

      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.

      New nursing graduates

      Seattle Children’s nurse residency is a one-year program that prepares and supports new graduates with less than one year of experience starting their pediatric career. Learn more.

    • Occupational Therapy

      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.

    • Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency

      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 or virtual 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:

      Dominique Mark, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
      Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Pediatrics
      Seattle Children's Hospital
      4800 Sand Point Way NE, Mailstop MB.5.420
      Seattle, WA 98105

    • Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

      The Postgraduate Year Two Pediatric 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 pediatric 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 or virtual 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.
      • Successful completion of an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program

      How to apply

      Application materials are accepted through mid-December. Early applications are encouraged. Please refer to PhORCAS and the residency program directory on the ASHP website for specific application requirements.

      Submit inquiries to:

      Dominique Mark, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
      Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Pediatrics
      Seattle Children's Hospital
      4800 Sand Point Way NE, Mailstop MB.5.420
      Seattle, WA 98105

      Office: 206-987-6001

    • Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Oncology Pharmacy Residency

      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 or virtual 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:

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

      Email

    • Physical Therapy

      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.

    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit

      The Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) is a 41-bed facility providing acute care and crisis stabilization for patients ages 3 to 17 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

      In a single email, please attach the following forms as either a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file and email to psychinterns@seattlechildrens.org:

      • 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 

      In addition, please have a professor send separately a letter of recommendation attached as either a Word document or PDF to psychinterns@seattlechildrens.org.

      Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted.

      Application deadlines

      At this time we are unable accept any student intern applications. Please continue to check back for the most up to date and current information.

      Questions

      If you have any questions, email the internship coordinator.

    • Research Internships and Training Opportunities

      Are you a high school, undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing training opportunities and internships at Seattle Children’s Research Institute? Our opportunities include:

      • Summer STEM internships for high school students
      • Summer internships in research labs for undergraduate students
      • Limited research opportunities during the school year for undergraduates and graduate students
      • Visit Invent@SC and our careers page for postdoctoral fellowships 

      For more information, please visit the Science Education Department.

    • Social Work

      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.

    • Speech Therapy

      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.