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Internship Opportunities

The Heywood Healthcare Internship Program (HHIP) provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience to students whose career interests are in healthcare.

Internship opportunities in Cardiology, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Women’s Health, Human Resources and more are all designed to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.

Season Start Date Duration Applications Open Applications Close
Fall August 16 weeks June 1st July 31st
Spring January 16 weeks October 1st December 31st
Summer June 10 - 12 weeks January 1st April 30th

Internships are part-time with schedule flexibility.

Internships Offered:

  • Paid internships 
  • Unpaid internship 
  • Observation/capstone projects 
  • High School (16 years or older)

Opportunities for Students With Disabilities:
Heywood Healthcare is committed to the community in sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success.

This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best strategic outcomes to organizational goals. Our values of (C.A.R.E.) Compassion, Attitude, Respect and Empathy are why Heywood Healthcare is so highly respected in our community.

Students must have completed one year of college (i.e., freshman) and be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or Resident or international student currently studying in the apply to the Heywood Healthcare Internship Program (HHIP).

High School internship opportunities are often available in support of our local community. Students must be a currently enrolled high school student through a school program and working papers may be required to participate.

For most internship opportunities your school is required to have an agreement in place with Heywood Healthcare, so we encourage you work closely with your program coordinator.

Heywood Healthcare is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation or national origin is prohibited.

The first step in applying for an internship (paid, unpaid, or observation/capstone projects) is completion of the Heywood Healthcare Internship Application.

Download the Heywood Healthcare Internship Application here.

For internships at Heywood Hospital, please submit your inquiry to:

Zachary McBride
Human Resources Assistant
(978) 630-6170

Mailing address:
Heywood Healthcare
Philanthropy Office
242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440

For internships at Athol Hospital, please submit your inquiry to: 

Kaleigh Maio
Human Resources Business Partner
(978) 249-1102

Mailing address: 
Athol Hospital
Human Resources Department
2033 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331