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student opportunities

At Dayton Children’s Hospital we value education and provide students with opportunities to learn from our pediatric and professional experts.

pediatric residency training program

Dayton Children’s partners with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine to provide the Integrated Pediatric Residency Training Program. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Inpatient educational experiences take place at Dayton Children’s. Residents' ambulatory experiences are enhanced by outpatient rotations that occur in a setting specifically focused on delivering outpatient care to healthy children as well as acutely and chronically-ill children.

Learn more about the residency training program

nurse extern program

The nurse extern program at Dayton Children’s Hospital was developed to give junior nursing students an opportunity to get hands-on experience with pediatric patients. The students accepted into our program all have an interest in being pediatric nurses when they graduate.

Learn more about the nurse extern program

child life practicum

Dayton Children’s is pleased to offer clinical experiences for college students pursuing the child life profession. We offer a practicum, which is a 100- hour introductory experience to the child life profession.

Learn more about our child life program and practicum

professional internship opportunities

Non-medical internships at Dayton Children’s are handled through the volunteer department at Dayton Children’s. For questions on internships that might be available and are not listed here please call 937-641-3333.

Marketing Communications – The marketing communications department at Dayton Children’s offers internships to junior and senior level college students year round. To review the job description and apply, please visit Handshake. Search "Dayton Children's Hospital" and then look for the marketing communications internship position.

Dayton Children's Foundation– The Dayton Children's Foundation is responsible for all fundraising done for Dayton Children’s. For more information on an internship with development please contact

shadowing opportunities

Most areas of the hospital do not offer shadowing opportunities. However we do offer a nurse shadowing program.

Nursing shadowing program: This program allows junior and senior high school students to sign up to shadow an inpatient nurse for one 8 hr. shift. For more information on this program please contact our volunteer department at 937-641-3333.

family advocate

The Family Resouce Connection hires students to act as student advocates to help connect families with basic social needs. For more information contact Bridget Hobbs at

contact us view job openings

If you additional questions about applying for a job at Dayton Children’s please contact employee experience at 937-641-5627.

Are you interested in a rewarding and exciting career at Dayton Children’s? View our current job openings and apply today!

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