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  • Summer Youth Employment Program

  • Lifespan's youth employment program is designed to promote career exploration and youth development. The program offers a eight-week paid summer employment experience at a Lifespan hospital or Lifespan Corporate Services to teens 16 to 19 years old. Eligible youth must reside in selected areas: South Providence, Mount Hope and Newport.

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    Teens are placed in a wide variety of departments throughout Lifespan, including:

    • Radiology
    • Physical Therapy
    • Cardiology
    • Nursing
    • Transport
    • Central Processing
    • Human Resources
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Respiratory Care

    When they graduate in August, our summer employees take with them a wealth of personal and professional experience. Some youth even gain permanent employment. Lifespan also stays in contact with the teens beyond the summer to continue career counseling.

    Lifespan also offers the Seacole Scholars Program for high school students who have their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. Find out more about the Seacole Scolars Program.  

    Program Description

    The Lifespan Summer Youth Employment Program offers youth an opportunity to:

    • Join Lifespan, Rhode Island's largest private employer
    • Explore exciting career options in healthcare
    • Have a paid job for 37 hours a week for 8 weeks
    • Earn an hourly wage of $8
    • Join a team of more than 80 other Lifespan youth employees
    • Make friends and network to prepare for a successful future
    • Have professional career experts help you with your career building
    • Possibly gain employment beyond the summer


    The program runs from June 2014 to August 2014.


    Youth must attend two pre-summer trainings.

    Who's Eligible

    1. Youth ages 16 to 19 (must be age 16 before April 2014)

    2. Residents in zip codes 02903, 02905, 02907, 02908, and 02909 (in Providence), the Mount Hope area of Providence, residents of Aquidneck Island, OR youth who attend the RI Nursing Institute (RINI).

    3. Youth who have a willingness to learn

    4. Youth wishing to get help interested in pursuing a career in health care

    All of the above criteria must be met for a youth to be eligible for the program.  

    Apply Online

    Applications for the 2014 Lifespan Summer Youth Employment Program are now being accepted. Applications must be filled out and submitted online.

    Applications must be received by Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.  

    How to apply :  

    1. Fill out our youth employment application online and submit it on or before the deadline
      (Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.).
    2. Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria listed above will be considered for an interview.  
    3. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a call from a Lifespan human resources representative.
    4. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified by mail.

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Kelly Estes at 401-793-4905 or email