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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: 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. There is no residential requirement for this program.

    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 24 hours a week for 7-8 weeks
    • Earn an hourly wage of $8.10
    • 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 2017 to August 2017.


    Youth must attend two pre-summer trainings.

    Who's Eligible

    1. Youth ages 16 to 19 (must be age 16 before April 2017)

    2. Residents of Providence, Aquidneck Island or youth who possess a valid CNA license.

    3. Youth who have a willingness to learn

    4. Youth 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 2017 Lifespan Summer Youth Employment Program will be accepted starting on Friday, November 4, 2016. Applications must be filled out and submitted online.

    Applications must be received by Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by 5 p.m.

    How to apply:

    1. Fill out our youth employment application online and submit it on or before the deadline
      (Wednesday, January 4, 2017 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 Tory Briody at 401-444-8655 or email at or