Careers at Lifespan Health System

Summer Youth Employment Program

Lifespan's youth employment program is designed to promote career exploration and youth development. The program offers an 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 Rhode Island areas: Providence, Mount Hope and Newport. 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

Lifespan's Youth Employment Program

Do you have a question about our youth employment program?

Please contact Jocelyn Toribio at 401-444-8520.

You can also email your question to

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:

Read what Summer Youth Employment Program Participants have to say

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 health care
  • Have a paid job for 24 hours a week for 7 to 8 weeks
  • Earn an hourly wage of $10.10
  • Join a team of more than 80 other Lifespan youth employees
  • Make friends and network to prepare for a successful future
  • Get career building help from professional career experts  
  • Possibly gain employment beyond the summer

When?  The program runs from June to August .

Requirements:  Youth must attend two pre-summer trainings.

Participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program

Youth Employment Opportunities

The Lifespan Summer Youth Employment program is providing opportunities to at-risk youth in our community and benefiting Lifespan's workforce.

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Who's Eligible

  1. Youth ages 16 to 19 (must be age 16 before April of the year in which summer employment will take place)

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

Apply Online

Applications for the Lifespan Summer Youth Employment Program will be accepted starting November of each year. Applications must be filled out and submitted online.

Applications for summer 2020 are now open. 

How to apply:

  1. Fill out our youth employment application online and submit it on or before the deadline.
  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 Willie Borkai at 401-444-8490  or email at