Hutchinson Regional Academy

Hutchinson Regional Academy

Exploring Healthcare Careers

The Hutchinson Regional Academy is an 8-week, paid summer internship program designed for high school students completing 10th, 11th or 12th grades. 

The Academy provides high school students with a structured learning experience in a hospital setting.

Working an average of 18 hours/week, students will participate in both observational and hands-on learning, side-by-side with Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System’s healthcare professionals. 

The Academy will conclude with a graduation dinner, and a brief presentation from each participant to the Scholarship Committee. The Committee will award a $500 scholarship to each of two students. 

How to Apply

To be considered, an applicant must: 

  • Live in Reno County
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade
  • Have an overall and science GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale)

Please print, fill out, and email the following forms to Kayla Orellana at

Preference is given to:

  • Students who have an interest in exploring healthcare as a career.
  • Students who are performing well and stand out as leaders within their schools and communities.

Students will be accepted into the program based upon meeting the above criteria and taking part in a pre-employment interview.

“The Academy was a great experience. I participated in a variety of different areas, including surgery and rehab services. Dr. Fan was a great teacher and showed me a better perspective of healthcare. I thank everyone who gave me this opportunity and made the Academy continue another year!” – Raven Bright

Please call Kayla Orellana at 620-665-2227 for more information.