Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) welcomes 14 interns for its second Healthcare Career Exploration Program for area high school and college students. The seven-week paid internship will give students the opportunity to shadow and be mentored by professionals in various healthcare roles by giving each student rotations throughout the hospital. Rotations will include two weeks on an inpatient unit; two weeks in surgical services, the emergency department, or trauma; and three weeks in ancillary services such as the lab, imaging, outpatient therapy, and quality.

“This is our second year hosting high school and college students as part of this internship, and it was such a huge success last year that this year we expanded it to Parkland Medical Center, our sister facility in Derry,” said Dean M. Carucci, market president of HCA Healthcare – New England, and chief executive officer of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “In this program, students will be able to work in various departments throughout the hospital, giving them exposure to a future career in healthcare.”

In addition to the clinical and administrative rotations, each intern will be assigned a leadership mentor who will give them a hospital-based project to work on throughout the summer, which they will present to administration on the last day of the program. Various staff members also will talk to the students about career opportunities in their respective fields and personal career paths.

In order to be accepted into the program, student applicants had to submit an essay detailing their career aspirations and why they are interested in this internship, provide two letters of recommendation, and complete a formal interview with members of the hospital leadership team.

Students who have been accepted into the program and will be interning at Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Healthcare Exploration Program this summer are*:

Elijah Bernstein of Hampton

Junior, University of New Hampshire

Henry Dangora of Exeter

Senior, Exeter High School

Hannah Evans of Hampton

Junior, Winnacunnet High School

Jordana Grossman of Exeter

Freshman, The Newman School

Lauren Guerrette of Weare

Sophomore, University of New Hampshire

Gemma Hopkins of York, Maine

Sophomore, Boston College

Zosia Kobylinski of Rye

Sophomore, Virginia Tech

Brianna Machado of Acushnet, Massachusetts

Sophomore, University of New Hampshire

Steven Nguyen of Dover

Freshman, Great Bay Community College

Luke Parish of Hampton Falls

Junior, Winnacunnet High School

Luisa Pelletier of Dover

Sophomore, Dover High School

Stella Pillet-Shore of Durham

Sophomore, Oyster River High School

Jillian Richmond of Portsmouth**

Junior, Portsmouth High School

Aiden Stambulskiy of Woburn, Massachusetts

Junior, Boston College High School

*Most recent year of school completed

**Jillian Richmond was recently named the winner of Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Frist Humanitarian Award – Volunteer