Exploring Careers in Healthcare for Youth and High School Graduates

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Begin your career with a purpose and a mission of helping others. Moffitt Cancer Center provides several opportunities to middle school students, high school students and recent graduates to explore the world of healthcare. We offer many entry-level positions and volunteer opportunities that provide hands-on experience.

We're here to help you learn about the healthcare field and pursue your passion no matter where your interests are.

Begin Your Career at Moffitt

Did you know that your high school diploma or GED qualifies you for many jobs at Moffitt Cancer Center? Gain experience and work hand-in-hand with leaders in their fields in numerous positions throughout Moffitt.

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Moffitt Trainee Programs

Nursing Trainees

For those interested in nursing, we offer a trainee position for high school graduates. A nursing assistant trainee is a student employed by Moffitt who will be enrolled in a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) program immediately upon hire.

Summer Programs for High School Students

Moffit offers two summer programs for high school students to gain an opportunity to learn about healthcare and research. Applications open annually in February. Learn more about how to apply and what the programs have to offer:

  • HIP IMO - HIP IMO is an integrated mathematical oncology-centric internship program that delivers interdisciplinary team science research experiences for high school students ages 16 or older by the time of the internship. This mentored summer training program is designed for motivated aspiring scientists to help prepare them for interdisciplinary cancer research careers.
  • Summer VolunTeen Program - The Summer VolunTeen Program is for students ages 15-17, who have completed their first year of high school. It is designed to show teens about healthcare careers while receiving hands-on volunteer experience. For those students 18 years of age at the time of application, you are welcome to apply to the student/adult program for the summer session. 

Community Partnerships Welcome Students

Moffitt partners with community organizations to provide students with opportunities to explore different healthcare careers. These programs allow students in the Tampa Bay area to engage with Moffitt team members and other healthcare professionals.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – School to Work - This program is a three-way partnership between the local school districts, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, and our corporate and community partners to provide one-to-one mentoring in the workplace for high school students (juniors and seniors) to help improve graduation rates. Moffitt’s partner school is King High School in Temple Terrace. The students (Littles) visit the workplace of the employees (Bigs) one morning each month during the school year for about three hours. They spend an hour learning post-graduation skills, then spend one-to-one time with their Bigs through lunch before returning to school. 
  • B.E.S.T Medical Academy – This Tampa Bay area program is the only one of its kind that gives teens an intimate look at the educational paths and careers of medical professionals. B.E.S.T. provides an in-depth overview of various healthcare careers and provides participants with the opportunity to learn directly from healthcare professionals in clinical settings. It is an intensive four-week camp that gives students a head start on exploring and engaging in an arena that most don’t have the chance to experience until medical school.