Dr. Samuel Edwards Summer Health Internship Program

SHIP is a six and a half week paid internship program. The program is for students in the 11th and 12th grades who reside in Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru. In partnership with the County Health Care Agency, the SHIP is an opportunity for eight students to experience the professional opportunities that being a part of the health care delivery system in the Santa Clara Valley can afford.

SHIP participants will learn the various departments of the Santa Paula Hospital Campus; clinic system, go through interviews with program selection member; attend a roundtable lecture on aspects of wellness within the healthcare agency; participate in goal setting for the program; be expected to report, interview, communicate, file, agree to and demonstrate work ethic, workplace expectations, and dress codes; work with other participants in the program; attend SHIP recognition meetings and the Santa Clara Valley Wellness Foundation tea, inaugural interview, program graduation reception, and all program expectations over the course of the program.

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Summer Health Internship Program was suspended for summer 2020 but is expected to start again in Summer 2021

The application window for Summer 2021 has closed,

please come back in the fall for the 2022 applications.


Dr. Samuel Edwards Summer Health Internship Program Class of 2019


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