Summer Youth Internship Program

Nicklaus Children's Hospital collaborates with M-DCPS to facilitate summer internships to rising 10th through 12th Grade high school students between the ages of 15-18 enrolled in a Miami-Dade County Public School to gain experience and knowledge in their intended collegiate fields of study and/or careers.

Program Details

As required by M-DCPS, the Summer Youth internship program is a 5-week work-based learning experience between M-DCPS high school students and businesses and organizations throughout Miami-Dade County. It fosters a collaborative work/learn exchange between students and mentors, offering a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of the workplace.

Key Features of the Program Include:

  • Minimum commitment of 30 hours per week for a duration of five weeks
  • Opportunity for interns to earn academic credit, contingent upon a successful internship evaluation and completion of assigned academic tasks
  • Interns are covered by the school accident policy throughout the program
  • Oversight provided by both an instructional supervisor and a workplace supervisor

Mentors play a crucial role in the program, contributing their time and expertise to provide interns with meaningful, career-related experiences. They are responsible for submitting weekly timesheets and conducting quarterly grade evaluations to ensure the ongoing progress and development of the interns during the internship period.

How to Enroll

Students, all applications are facilitated through MDCPS directly.

A student must first complete the online pre-internship course and submit required completed documentation to the School Champion through


Parents and students can contact the Internship Hotline (305-693-3005) to find out more about enrollment and their School Champion.

For any other questions about this program please contact our Education Program/Internship Specialist by email at