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Undergraduate Intern, Laboratory Medicine - Geisinger Lewistown Hospital SPRING 2023

This role will begin in January 2023 and last through the spring semester. Participate in experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a clinical or professional setting.

Job Duties

  • Assist with supporting the assigned area, gaining practical application experience, and expanding their knowledge and skills base.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to observe the workplace and gain industry knowledge, while also performing job-specific tasks to assist with operations.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.

The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

This opportunity is open to students currently enrolled in a science program at a regionally-accredited college or university. Bio and chem majors are encouraged to apply! This position is expected to work at least 20 hours per week, day shift. This is an in-person position. 

This position is located at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital in central Pennsylvania. Funds are NOT available to assist with relocation or housing.

While it is preferable that this internship be taken for school credit, it is not required.

This opportunity will expose the intern all aspects of laboratory medicine, including specimen collection, processing, testing, and quality control. The intern will be able to participate in special projects and partner with laboratory staff/leadership. This position will expose the intern to the following roles in the clinical laboratory:
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians
  • Cytotechnologists
  • Histotechnologists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Molecular Biologists
  • Pathologists' Assistants
  • Clinical Chemists

More about the clinical laboratory from Laboratory professionals are responsible for performing routine as well as highly specialized tests to diagnose and/or aid in the treatment of disease, troubleshooting (preventing and solving problems with results, specimens, or instruments), and communicating test results to the pathologist or treating health practitioner. They may examine blood or body fluid specimens under the microscope for bacteria, parasites, fungi, or cells that might indicate cancer or other diseases. They perform quality control checks, evaluate new instruments, and implement new test procedures.