Job Shadow: Details and Application

Job shadowing is a career exploration option in which students learn about a career by walking through the work day as a shadow to one of our professionals. The job shadowing experience is temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in a career area of interest to the student. Students witness first-hand the work environment, occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options. 

Apply for Job Shadow

Who can apply to the program?

In order to be eligible for the job shadow program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old (must be at least 18 years of age or a senior in high school to be allowed to job shadow in the following departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Department, Medical Surgical Unit, Surgical Services. Emergency Medical Services)
  • If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian signature will be required on the application. 
  • High school students and above

Required Documentation

In order to be considered for a job shadow, you must complete the following forms and upload all documentation. Please have all documents ready to upload before starting the form. 

The form will NOT submit unless you have completed all fields and all forms have been uploaded.  

Please have the following forms completed and ready to upload as a bmp, doc, docx, gif, jpeg, pdf, png, psd, tif. Files cannot be larger than 25 Mb per upload. 

  1. MMR
  2. Varicella
  3. HepB
  4. COVID
  5. Influenza
  6. Mantoux test results

When can I job shadow?

This program is offered on an on-going basis throughout the year. Opportunities to shadow are limited and based on staff availability.  

What if I have trouble with the application?

Call 507-646-1518.

Immunizations Required for Job Shadow
Immunization Requirement
COVID Fully vaccinated (2 shot series Pfizer or Moderna, 1 shot Johnson and Johnson)
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) 2 doses of MMR - OR - positive lab titers showing immunity for mumps, measles, and rubella 
Tuberculosis (TB) Negative 2 step TST test  - OR - negative blood assay M. tuberculosis (BAMT) test in their medical history with annual negative  TST or BAMT. Observers with a positive TST test must have a negative chest x-ray at least 12 months after conversion and negative symptoms.
Hepatitis B Completed 3 shot series, or positive antibody titer - OR - 2 of the 3 shots completed with series in progress - OR - an observer may document their decision to decline to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B
Varicella 2 doses of Varicella - OR - positive lab titers showing immunity for varicella
Annual seasonal flu Updated


What departments offer job shadows?

These departments offer job shadow opportunities.

  • Accounting
  • Anesthesiology
  • Birth Center
  • Cancer Care & Infusion Center
  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Department
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Endoscopy
  • Home Care, Hospice
  • Human Resources
  • Lab
  • Long-term Care Center
  • Marketing & Community Relations
  • Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Services
  • Surgical Services