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Job Shadow

Explore an Independence Health System Student Observation Experience

Have an interest in a health care profession? Let us help you explore your options through a job shadowing experience. Observation, or job shadowing, is a firsthand look at the daily experiences of health care professionals.

About the Program

The program is a maximum of 8 hours and open to high school seniors, college students or others considering a career change.

Once the application has been received and reviewed, we will notify you by email. You will be given the name and email address of an Independence Health System staff member who will arrange your shadowing experience. As a note -- observations do not include direct patient care or “hands-on” activities.

Job Shadow Application

To be considered for an Independence Health System shadowing opportunity, please complete the application at least three weeks before your desired shadowing experience date.

Click here to download the application.
Email your completed application to to submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Wear the Day of My Observation?

As part of the observation program, your appearance is important. Please note the following Independence Health System dress code policy:

  • Your clothing should be neat, tidy and clean. A few things to keep in mind - jeans, shorts, sweatpants, tank tops, bare midriffs and exposed undergarments are not permitted. “Docker” like slacks are strongly recommended.
  • Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes; clean gym shoes are acceptable. Socks or stockings must be worn. Do not wear sandals, flip-flops or CROC-style footwear with top surface holes.
  • No dangling jewelry. Body piercing and tattoos must be covered.

Where Should I Park on the Day of My Observation Experience?

Parking details will be sent to you via email when you receive approval/instructions regarding your shadowing request.

Independence Health System is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Independence Health System to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Independence Health System will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.