Pathmaker Internship - Level l


The Pathmaker High School (Level I) internship is designed to give high school students unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the hospital system.

Level I interns support staff members or college-level interns (Level II) who provide guidance on what it takes to succeed in college and what it means to work in the healthcare industry. These students experience daily operations in a healthcare setting while assisting with patient care tasks, including:

  • Delivering food trays and assisting with meals
  • Transporting specimens from the lab
  • Interacting with patients
  • Daily Rehabilitation exercises
  • Administrative support within the department

Available Departments

Pathmaker Interns in the Level I program attend shifts in several areas of the district, primarily focused at Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

  • Acute Care
  • Progressive care
  • Imaging
  • Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency

Internship Requirements:

Initial Training/Orientation

16 hours 

Minimum Hours per week

4 hours

Minimum Age

16 years

Total Clinical Hours for Program Completion

96 hours

“Most [schools] are impressed with the access the internship provided. Working in healthcare administration, the experience has made me comfortable working with multidisciplinary clinical teams in a variety of hospital settings including the emergency room, critical care and operating room.”— Healthcare Administration Student, Johns Hopkins University

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