Help Local Students Learn About Healthcare Careers

Duke University Health System is seeking volunteers for the MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program

The rising sun shines on the Duke University Health System campus, including Duke Clinic, Duke Cancer Center and the Duke Medicine Pavilion. Photo by Jared Lazarus, University Communications.

Founded in 2015 by MaryAnn Black, the late associate vice president for Community Relations for Duke Health, the paid internship is a collaboration between Duke Health and Durham YouthWorks that aims to teach young adults the skills needed to succeed in the workforce.

As part of the hybrid program, health system leaders are looking to identify staff and faculty willing to share about their profession and their career journey in a virtual 15-minute presentation over Zoom, followed by 15 minutes of questions from the group.

Health system employees can also volunteer as virtual proctors during one-hour blocks on Zoom or help guide the group during tours as in-person volunteers. Those interested in volunteering should fill out a volunteer form before May 14 to be considered.

Last year, 36 students from 12 high school and early college programs, the largest class to date, were exposed to 50 different professions in Duke Health.

For more information about the MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program, please contact Darla Wohlfarth at 984-312-5973 or

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