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How can I find internships that pertain to my profession?

I am planning on majoring in Biology and becoming a Physician Assistant. Therefore, I was wondering what internships apply to me and would benefit me the most.
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Gabrielle’s Answer

Universities are a great way to find internships! Networking is so important to help connect you with opportunities such as internships and even a career. I would advise reaching out to a professor or student advisor that works within the department you will be studying in.

Take a look on Indeed and other job search websites for internships as well! Or at an organization you are interested in working for in your desired field. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask people that are currently working in the field too!

Hope that helps you some!

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Vickey’s Answer

When applying to get into a PA program, there are a couple of things that you can do to increase your chances of being selected.

Good Luck.


Vickey recommends the following next steps:

Science background. You are studying biology, excellent.
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Shadow a PA for a while. If you know a PA, ask them to let you follow them around for a while. Or, contact the program you are applying to and ask them if they have a list of people that volunteer to be shadowed.
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You don't need an "internship" per se. If you can obtain a job or volunteer in the health care field, that would be good. Example: nursing assistant, ER assistant, doctor's office, medical clinic, etc. The goal is patient contact hours, not learning medicine. Ask the programs you plan to attend how many patient contact hours they require and plan to exceed that number, just to look good :)
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Have all your ducks in a row before you interview. Know how you plan to pay for the program. Plan your life outside the program, that is, childcare, significant other's reaction to the time commitment.
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