Observer Program application process

In the Observer Program, people interested in health care careers are allowed to observe Children’s Minnesota staff for one day (a maximum of eight hours).

Participation criteria

To participate in the Observer Program, you need to:

  • Be a high school student (age 16 or older), a college student, or an adult exploring a second career
  • Provide up-to-date immunization records, including a negative tuberculosis test and seasonal flu vaccine (during flu season)
  • Please note: due to high demand, observers may not observe the same discipline more than once or observe more than once in one semester.

The application process is currently suspended due to current precautions taken surround COVID-19. When restrictions are lifted, the application for these disciplines will be available again. Thank you for understanding.

Here’s how to apply for the program:

Applications will only be considered when complete immunization requirements have been received.

Due to staff availability, we are not always able to provide a match. So, if you do not receive an observation match, please reapply during subsequent months.

NOTE: If a staff member has already agreed to sponsor you for an observation shift, you can submit an application any time. Contact the Observer Program office for a “sponsor known” observer application at email: [email protected]


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