Summer Internships








SIMPeds Summer Internships in Pediatric Simulation


Candidate Requirements

We accept high school and college students who will receive credits for an internship through their school. The ideal candidate is interested in broad exposure to medicine through simulation-based medical education.



Each summer the SIMPeds program hosts 2-3 high school students with aspirations in medicine/healthcare and who express an interest in medical simulation. The 4-6 week SIMPeds Summer Internship Program introduces students to the complete workings of a hospital-based simulator program and provides a unique view into the healthcare system through medial simulation. Past SIMPeds Summer Interns have gone on to college to study healthcare-related fields at Boston University, Dartmouth, and other top-rated universities.



Specific goals of the summer internship program are:

  1. To gain exposure to and experience using high-fidelity simulation as a tool for healthcare education;
  2. To understand practical aspects of and to provide administrative support for running a simulation center;
  3. To provide opportunities to survey and reflect on various healthcare career options through shadowing clinicians in their native environments; and
  4. To understand the principles of Crisis Resource Management and the methodology of debriefing.


Application Process:

If interested, please complete the application (also can be found on our Resource Center) and send it to Heather Hallgren with a copy of your resume and a cover letter by February 22, 2018.

Heather Hallgren
Boston Children’s Hospital
3 Blackfan Circle, 18th Fl.
Boston, MA 02115
(P) 857-218-3935


“I came into this unsure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, but now I am sure whatever career I choose, it will involve healthcare.”