Internships & Job Shadowing

Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? You've come to the right place!

Mary Greeley Medical Center is committed to providing students with a positive educational experience that will help them prepare for a career in healthcare.

Internship/Preceptor Request

Internship/Preceptor programs are designed to be a one-to-one relationship between an experienced Mary Greeley Medical Center practitioner and a novice. This unpaid clinical experience provides the intern/preceptee an opportunity to make the transition from student role to entry-level staff role in a practice setting.

Complete and return this form to Mary Greeley Human Resources at least 2 weeks prior to the requested date. Email to: or Fax to: 515.956.2872.

Requests are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request.

Preceptorship with a Physician

If you are a medical student looking for a preceptorship with a physician specifically, please submit a request with McFarland Clinic.

Student Nurse Summer Internship

This temporary, paid position is open ONLY to nursing students currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Nursing Program and have successfully completed the third year of a BSN Program. Visit our careers section to apply for the Student RN Internship.

Job Shadow Request (less than 24 hours)

A job shadow is defined as observation, lasting no more than 24 hours, scheduled to take place over no more than a 6 week period. Job shadow/student observation is not available on the Behavioral Health or Birthways units. Job shadows are accepted based on department availability to accommodate the request.

Student Responsibilities:
To ensure that our patients are protected and students are well prepared, we require students to complete organizational requirements prior to beginning their job shadow experience at MGMC.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Perhaps you don't quality for job shadowing, an internship or preceptorship, but would still like to give of your time at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Volunteering is a great way for youth to learn responsibility, give back to the community, and gain skills for future employment. Youth volunteers learn firsthand what it is like to make a difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and staff. Youth volunteers must be 12 years old, or have completed 6th grade. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

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About Mary Greeley

Mary Greeley Medical Center is by no means an ordinary hospital. Learn more about our first-class medical center located in the heart of central Iowa.