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High School Shadowing

Thank you for your interest in placement with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Please note that it currently takes 60 days to process all placement requests because of concerns about COVID-19. This extends to all students, intern/externships, rotations, job observations and shadows, high school job shadows, job training placements, and volunteer placements.  

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Shadowing for high school juniors and seniors is limited to 4 hours total unless by special arrangement. All high school applicants requesting shadowing placement with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic must meet the following requirements prior to the start of placement:

  • Complete the required application and orientation documents.
  • The application must be signed by student and parent/guardian if the student is not yet 18.
  • All shadowing placements are subject to a criminal background check.
  • Upon placement approval, all shadowing candidates must agree to complete and return timesheets and evaluation forms as provided.
  • Placement with Yakima Vallery Farm Workers Clinic is subject to the above terms and staff availability.

The following additional information is required a minimum of 10 business days before the placement start date. You may send us electronic copies of the following documents when you apply:

  • A statement explaining why you selected Yakima Vallery Farm Workers Clinic for your shadowing with a list of 3 learning goals for the experience.
  • Proof of current Two-Step Tuberculosis Skin Test or other acceptable documentation of TB status.

Senior Project Requirements

High school seniors may be approved to complete shadowing for 8-16 hours in total. If you need more than 16 hours total, please make arrangements to complete the additional hours elsewhere. The following information is required a minimum of 15 business days before the placement start date:

  • Complete required application (signed by parent/guardian if the student is less than 18 years old) and orientation documents.
  • Criminal background check as completed by Yakima Vallery Farm Workers Clinic.

You may send us electronic copies of the following documents when you apply

  • A copy of your project proposal explaining why you selected Yakima Vallery Farm Workers Clinic and 3-5 specific learning goals. This must be signed by the student and school advisor.
  • Proof of current Two-Step Tuberculosis Skin Test or other acceptable documentation of TB status.
  • Seasonal Influenza vaccination.
  • All health tests are candidate responsibility and expense.

Additional Information

  • Upon placement approval, all shadowing candidates agree to complete and return timesheets as provided.
  • Placement with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is subject to the above terms and staff availability.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact students@yvfwc.org.