Job Shadow

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE) and Providence Medical Group (PMG) provides Job Shadowing opportunities for students on a limited basis. You will learn about a job role through observation and interactions with staff. Direct patient care is prohibited for any shadow or student observation.


  • You must be able to identify a PRMCE or PMG staff member (also referred to as a “sponsor”) who has agreed to allow you to shadow them. Volunteer Services is unable to identify a sponsor for you.
  • A sponsor must be someone who is not related to the person requesting the job shadow.
  • You must be at least a high school senior or older to shadow a staff member at PRMCE or PMG.
  • PRMCE and PMG allow up to 8 hours of shadowing within a six-month period.


  • A Washington State Patrol background check will be run on all job shadow participants.
  • You will be required to provide proof of immunizations to your sponsor for MMR, Varicella, Tdap, and Influenza (during active flu season).
  • You must complete the job shadow within 30 days of receiving approval.
  • The dress code is business casual. No jeans or open-toed shoes.

Application Process

    Authorization Form
    • Please review and complete the Job Shadow Authorization Form with your sponsor. This is the staff person you’ll be shadowing.
    • Provide your sponsor with the appropriate health records as outlined in the Authorization Form.
      Do not send any health documents to Volunteer Services.
    • Your sponsor must present this form to the Manager/Director/Physician from the department in which you’re shadowing in order to obtain the required Manager Signature on page 2.
    • Once the form is complete, please scan and email to
      Do not submit the Authorization Form without a Manager/Director/Physician signature.
    • If you are unable to scan the form, you may fax it to Volunteer Services at 425-261-4583.

    • You will receive the Job Shadow Application via email within 3 business days after Volunteer Services receives the completed Authorization Form.
    • Participants will be notified of approval by the end of business hours on Wednesdays.
    • Applications received after 10am on Wednesdays will be processed the following Wednesday.

    Name Badge
    • Once you receive an approval email from Volunteer Services, you must arrange to pick up your temporary name badge(s) from Volunteer Services.
    • Our office hours are 9am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Keep in mind that we may be closed during these hours, so please call ahead of time to confirm we’ll be open when you arrive.

Job Shadow Authorization Form