SPOKANE – Twenty-five high school students from eastern Washington will wrap up their Health Operations Preparatory Experience (H.O.P.E.) internships with a campus visit at Washington State University Spokane Friday from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

While touring the campus, students will attend presentations about the various health programs offered at WSU Spokane and get information about financial aid and applying to college. They will also participate in a dental camp hosted by Eastern Washington University’s dental lab.

The part-time summer internships, sponsored by Project H.O.P.E., provide high school students from diverse backgrounds and underserved populations the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various health sciences fields. Through the program, students are placed at health care facilities within their local communities to explore different health sciences careers. Students are encouraged to use their internship to ask questions, observe procedures, and learn about the opportunities available in the health sciences.

Project H.O.P.E. is funded by the Washington State Department of Health, facilitated by the Office of Community and Rural Health, and coordinated by the Area Health Education Center of Eastern Washington. Project H.O.P.E. is designed to provide internship opportunities for ethnically diverse students living in rural, underserved areas.