High School Internship Program

The purpose of this program is to supplement conventional classroom training by introducing students to a broad range of non-clinical, practical experience through the work environment at Pottstown Hospital. Our program’s goal is to enhance the students’ academic, professional, and personal development. Internships allow students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while gaining invaluable, hands-on experience. Students will earn academic credit while exploring a variety of career avenues within the hospital. During their participation, students will interact with and have the chance to network with staff, who can become mentors, contacts, and references that can help guide their educational and career paths after the completion of their internship.

Students may only participate during their senior year of high school. Students will be required to confirm a consistent schedule of the days and hours they will be on campus. Schedules should fall Mondays - Fridays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekly schedules should not exceed 10 hours and should not be less than six hours. 

The number of internship positions offered is at the availability and discretion of Pottstown Hospital.

The current application period is closed and will reopen in January 2025 for students who will be seniors in the 2025 - 2026 school year.

Shadowing Program

Pottstown Hospital offers a robust shadowing program for High School and College students. This program is for exploratory purposes, and not intended to meet curriculum, internship, or school requirements.

If interested in shadowing, please complete the application and send to Megan Forstburg, Supervisor of Community Engagement at Megan.Forstburg@towerhealth.org to start the process. Shadowing is dependent on the availability of a preceptor. It typically takes approximately six weeks from the initial interest email to be able to shadow onsite.