PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO STARTING THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND ACCESSING STUDENT ON-LINE APPLICATION. TAKE TIME TO READ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND THE STUDENT CHECKLISTS WITH GUIDELINES AND TIPS ON SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PROCESS. PRINT OFF CHECKLISTS TO FOLLOW AND MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI) Summer Internship Program (SIP) is an intensive, nine (9)-week, paid summer internship that provides top science, business and creative students throughout the Northeast Ohio region with the opportunity to work and learn alongside world-renowned Cleveland Clinic (CC) physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals in a variety of fields.
The goals of the program include:
- To provide individually structured, full-time, science, creative and career-related learning experiences at Cleveland Clinic, our community hospitals and family health centers during the summer for selected students;
- To foster students' interest in science, creativity, their chosen career field and related research and their science literacy;
- To expand the science, research and creative experience and learning beyond the student's existing classroom curriculum;
- To increase the student's creative, lab and analytical research skill level;
- To increase the student's leadership and project management skills.
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PROGRAM INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
During this program, as an intern, the student will spend individual time at a facility of the Cleveland Clinic or appropriate designated site with an assigned mentor in their assigned location1. The Program places chosen students in selected CC locations for the nine (9)-week duration of their program during the summer under the direct supervision of a CC employee or designated supervisor in their assigned location. The student may also work with other CC and designated site employees in that same location. While there, the student will function as a member of that area's work team and be responsible for the tasks assigned, based on skills and training by their CC mentor or designated site mentor, as well as for the conduction of their own research project.
- PLEASE NOTE -
1While the application asks for student preferences for work areas, there is NO guarantee that students' preferences will be accommodated.
Please review the following policies and guidelines. NOTE: Failure to adhere to CC policies may result in termination from the program.
Before the start of the internship, students will be required to:
- Submit to the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI), their complete online application and supporting documentation.
- Submit to the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI), with their application and supporting documentation, written documentation of good health by providing an up-to-date copy of their immunization record as written certification that they have been immunized against the common communicable diseases, including this year's combined seasonal flu-H1N1 vaccination; written documentation and certification must be on official form provided by CC and printed off from OCEI's website with all of the support documentation forms. DO NOT complete the form yourself. It must be completed by your physician or representative from the clinic that provided the services; all immunizations must be current and up-to-date (this is NOT the same as a well visit nor a sports physical);
- Complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam provided by Cleveland Clinic, including a test for TB, a drug screen and Cotinine testing for tobacco use.
During the internship students will be required to:
- Comply with all CC policies, especially those concerning appropriate behavior, confidentiality of all information and dress code (additional department policies may also apply);
- Arrive at your designated work location no later than the assigned arrival time and remain there until the assigned departure time, thus maintaining NO MORE than 40 hours per week – overtime, evening, Saturday and Sunday hours are not allowed;
- Be on time, dressed neatly and appropriately. Any issued uniform or clothing required by your assigned work area must be worn according to your work area policies;
- Wear the CC issued badge, which must be visible at all times, above the waist with photo facing front;
- Wear Internship issued lab jackets and scrubs (where applicable) at all times;
- Wear Internship issued apparel when requested;
- Absolutely NOT wear revealing, form fitting or see-through clothing, T-shirts, (except as part of an approved uniform top), sweat suits, jogging suits, tank tops, shorts, jeans, denim of any color, leggings, capri style pants, overalls, sandals, peep toe shoes, sling-back shoes or shoes without backs, flip-flops, clogs, crocs, shoes worn without socks or hosiery, fishnet or patterned hosiery, and midriff shirts;
- Absolutely NOT use/have turned on personal laptops, cell phones, SmartPhones, BlackBerry phones, iPhones, cameras, pagers, iPods, iPads, MP3 players, CD/DVD players, headphones, electronic games and players, or other electronic devices during work hours;
- Turn off and store personal laptops, cellular phones/pagers and all other electronic gear in your purse or backpack while on CC property or assigned work locations;
- Use email adhering to CC policies and check CC email on a daily basis;
- Refrain from accessing and/or discussing confidential information pertaining to Cleveland Clinic, its patients, its employees and various programs including discussions on blogs, social networking sites and/or discussion boards.
For successful completion of the program, you will be required to:
(All internships except Creative Learning)
- Complete research placement, your research project and your research poster board;
- Document presentation of research to your mentor and others in your assigned area;
- Present your project on Graduation Day by preparing a research poster presentation;
- Tape your presentation for myResearch™ (a video presentation of your project).
For successful completion of the program, students will be required to:
(Creative Learning ONLY):
- Complete project placement, your assigned project and your project product;
- Document presentation of product to your mentor and others in your assigned area;
- Present your project on Graduation Day by preparing a presentation of your completed product.
In the event the student is, or becomes ill during the course of the program, injured, sick, pregnant, or otherwise impaired, the student shall immediately notify the CC Office of Civic Education Initiatives so their participation in the program can be properly modified as necessary;
If the student is injured, or requires first aid or emergency treatment while at any CC facility, designated site or attending an official OCEI activity, CC agrees to make reasonable efforts to immediately seek said treatment and to notify the parent/guardian that such treatment is necessary - parents/guardians shall be responsible for payment to CC for such care, CC is not obligated to provide any other/additional medical or surgical service to the student.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION.
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INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM START AND END DATES
PLEASE NOTE: OUR PROGRAMS REQUIRE A COMMITMENT TO THE FULL DURATION STATED FOR THE PROGRAM WITH NO TIME OFF ALLOWED. ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND PROGRAM ORIENTATION DURING THE LAST WEEK OF MAY, 2013, AND PROGRAM GRADUATION ON AUGUST 2, 2013.
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DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND TERMINATION POLICY
Cleveland Clinic (CC) and/or the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI) may terminate a student's participation in any and all activities at CC related to this program or any other activities and programs available through our partnerships as a result of lack of competence, conduct or behavior which is considered by CC to be a breach of OCEI Student Code of Conduct, CC policies or detrimental to patient care. Both student and parent/guardian agree that the due process rights accorded the student pursuant to their home School District and Board of Education Student Handbook shall not be applicable to such termination.
A student shall be terminated under the following conditions: Please note that the list is not exhaustive and the Office of Civic Education Initiatives reserves the right to make decisions according to cases under review:
- Falsification of any information in the application, supporting documents or interview
- Repetition of an infraction for which a warning was received
- Breach of CC policy, OCEI code of conduct and/or privacy/confidentiality/HIPAA laws
- Disruptive/disinterested behavior
- Disrespect of patients, patients' family members and visitors
- Disrespect of mentors, superiors, colleagues, work or work culture
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