Summer jobs students at MGH

MGH Summer Jobs Program

Since 1991, Mass General has employed students from East Boston High School, Timilty Middle School, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, and other partner programs. Students from Revere and Chelsea High Schools and the Charlestown neighborhood now are part of the program.

Overview

Massachusetts General Hospital provides meaningful employment opportunities young people from select high schools. The program offers young people positive summertime activities as they are exposed to health-related careers that could be in their future.

At Mass General or our health centers in Revere, Charlestown and Chelsea, students work in various departments, including nursing, pharmacy, patient transport, research labs and more. To maximize their experience with young people, students’ supervisors participate in a program orientation and training, and students receive additional support through weekly workshops focused on personal and professional development.

About this Program

2014 Outcomes

  • 147 high school age youth were employed, and 93 Mass General volunteer supervisors mentored students.
  • Five workshops tailored to two student cohorts (9-10th graders and 11-12th graders) focused on health and wellness, and taught students strategies for cultivating healthy, supportive relationships in their lives. All of the students attended the 5th workshop - a career panel of several MGH professionals from various departments. The panelists shared their roles within the hospital, the skills required to be successful and their educational backgrounds/requirements.
  • 16 rising 9th graders, who graduated from the Timilty Middle School in 2014 and placed in summer jobs at Mass General, also participated in a summer fitness club two times a week at the end of the students’ work day.  Students met twice a week at the end of the day with a certified health and fitness coach who had them create personal health goals and led them in interactive dance and yoga activities. Mass General supervisors/mentors were also coached/trained on strategies for making the workplace a positive learning environment for their students.

News

  • MGH Summer Jobs celebrates another successful season - 8/15/2014, Mass General

    Students from the MGH Summer Jobs program said so long to summer and to six-weeks of summer jobs culminating with a celebration in the O’Keeffe Auditorium on Aug. 13.

  • Read about Marta Guerrero's summer working in the GI Endoscopy Unit at Mass General Hospital - 11/9/2011, Mass General

    Meet Marta Guerrero, an alumna of East Boston High School and student at Bryn Mawr College. Marta participated in MGH Youth Scholar Alumni Summer Program. This new program provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program and Posse Scholars with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. At Bryn Mawr, she studied sociology with a minor in education and a concentration in public health. Marta now works as a Community Health Educator at the YWCA of Boston.

  • Before Llanira Ruiz was hired by Harbor COV, she was a summer intern at Mass General Hospital - 11/8/2011, Mass General

    Meet Llanira Ruiz of East Boston, an alumna of East Boston High School and Wheelock College. Llanira participated in MGH Youth Scholars’ Alumni Summer Program. This new program provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Llanira recently graduated from Wheelock with an undergraduate degree in social work. She now is working as a Case Manager at Harbor COV in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

  • Kacthary Sanclemente was a Medical Assistant this summer at Mass General. Read her story. - 11/7/2011, Mass General

    Meet Kacthary Sanclemente of East Boston and Boston College, who participated in MGH Youth Scholars Alumni Summer Program. This new program provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program and Posse Scholars with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Kacthary is studying nursing.

  • Read about Ivana Maya's summer internship at Mass General Hospital - 11/6/2011, Mass General

    Meet Ivana Maya of Jamaica Plain, an alumna of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers and a student at Simmons College. Ivana participated in MGH Youth Scholars’ Alumni Summer Program. This new program provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Ivana is pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.

  • Read about Corey Williams' summer internship in the Radiology Department of Mass General - 11/5/2011, Mass General

    Meet Corey Williams of Dorchester, an alumnus of East Boston High School and a student at Bunker Hill Community College. Corey participated in MGH Youth Programs’ Alumni Summer Program. Students applied to new program that provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Corey is pursuing an associate’s degree in radiation technology.

  • Chandani Buchan worked as a Research Assistant at Mass General this summer. Read her story - 11/4/2011, Mass General

    Meet Chandani Buchan of Boston, an alumna of Edward M. Lennedy Academy for Health Careers and a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She participated in the MGH Youth Scholars Alumni Summer Program. This new program provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Chandani is pursuing an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and accounting.

  • Abdi Ali was an intern this summer in the OR of Mass General Hospital. Read his story. - 11/3/2011, Mass General

    Meet Abdi Ali, an alumnus of East Boston High School and a student at Denison University. Ali participated in the MGH Youth Scholar Alumni Summer Program. Students applied to this new program that provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Ali is pursuing an undergraduate degree in History and Psychology double major with Pre-medicine concentration

  • Read about Liz Centeio's summer job working in the Obstetrics Department at Mass General Hospital - 11/2/2011, Mass General

    Meet Elizabeth Centeio of Dorchester, an alumna of the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers and a student at UMass Boston. Liz participated in MGH Youth Scholars Alumni Summer Program. Students applied to this new program that provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Liz is pursuing an undergraduate degree in pre-med.

  • Read about Breeze Victor's summer job as a research assistant at Mass General Hospital - 11/1/2011, Mass General

    Meet Breeze Victor of Boston, a graduate of the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science who now attends Bucknell University. Breeze participated in MGH Youth Scholar Alumni Summer Program. Students applied for this new program that provided alumni/graduates of the MGH High School Program and Posse Scholars, like Breeze, with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development. Breeze is pursuing an undergraduate degree in biology.

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