Community Partnerships

To all in our community interested in a job shadow/observation within Providence Alaska

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for our vulnerable patients, the wellbeing of job shadowers, and for our community, we are suspending all observations/job shadows until further notice. We want to do our part in slowing down the spread of the coronavirus so that we may be able to maximize our health care resources for those who need it most.

Additionally, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remains low in Alaska, there are many Alaskans who traveled over spring break to destinations all around the country and the world, and are now returning home. The Centers for Disease Control recommends limited social contacts or social distancing for everyone coming back to Alaska.

Please keep yourselves healthy. We hope to offer the valuable opportunities of job shadow/observations again once the CDC lifts their recommendations of social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Working in partnership with Alaska school districts, colleges, universities and agencies, Providence has created exploration opportunities in nursing; medicine; radiology; pathology; physical, occupational and speech therapy; respiratory therapy; dietetics; pharmacy; health information services; genetic counseling; and social work. The Community Partnerships Program serves a diverse population of individuals, from K-12 to post-secondary students, as well as adult learners looking for a career change.  Individuals who participate in this program oftentimes go on to pursue careers in health care.

For Available Opportunities

Educators, career counselors and students may contact the Community Partnerships Coordinator for more specific information on available observation and career presentation opportunities and student requirements for observations/job shadows. 

The following forms need to be reviewed and completed by each job shadow participant prior to observing and may be returned to the Coordinator via e-mail (if documents are scanned), via fax at 907-212-4962, or in person to the community services office at Providence Alaska Medical Center:

For requests for observations with medical providers (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners), please contact the Medical Staff Services Office at 907-212-3185 to coordinate your request.

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Providence Professionals Encouraged to Become Involved

Providence health care professionals who may be interested in sharing your talents and gifts as a mentor (1-60-hour job shadow experiences) or as a presenter are also encouraged to contact the Community Partnerships Coordinator for information on ways to become involved.

For More Information

To learn more about Providence Community Partnerships, please call 907-212-2976. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library.