MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program

Applications are now open for the 9th annual MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. The paid, hybrid internship program will take place July 8 – 26, 2024, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The objective of the summer internship program is to expose high school students interested in a career in health care to a wide variety of professions at Duke Health. This exposure is designed to strengthen students’ interest in the health care industry and to build a pipeline that meets the health care workforce shortages in our community. 

In addition to learning about dozens of healthcare specialties from volunteers, the students will receive general test-taking skills training, office and dining etiquette training, and receive hands-on experience while visiting areas in Duke’s School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other campus locations.

The deadline to apply for the 2024 internship program is Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at midnight (12 am). 

  • Please save the dates of March 25th and March 26th from 6 – 8 pm for Durham YouthWorks Orientation if you are selected to participate in the program. You will be required to attend one virtual orientation event.
  • The YouthWorks program requires you to be a Durham City or Durham County resident, age 14 – 24, by June 30, 2024.   Participants completing both parts 1 and 2 of the program have the potential to earn between $700-$1600.
  • Students receive the stipend after successfully completing the program.

The Duke University Health System (DUHS) has a long history of providing educational opportunities for Durham high school students. This continues with the MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program. Previously called the DUHS Summer Internship Program, this program was renamed to honor MaryAnn Black and her commitment to the program and to Durham.

Learn more about MaryAnn Black’s life and contributions in this Duke Today story and WRAL documentary.

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