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Summer Administrative Internships

Our Summer 2021 Administrative Internship Application is open until March 5th.  Apply via the links below or search "administrative intern" on our homepage.

Through our Administrative Internship Program, you'll discover how our clinical innovation extends into our operations and administrative settings.  Every Summer, we welcome 40-50 graduate and undergraduate students for 8, 10, or 12-week, paid internships to gain hands-on experience that complements your academic learning.  Our administrative internship program is specifically designed for students that want to learn about healthcare operations and leadership.  We match each intern to a department, where a preceptor guides day-to-day work.  Our program also includes dedicated time for profesional development through seminars with our thought leaders, networking events, career tips, and social events. 

Graduate Students

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Description
Each year we have 5-10 opportunities for graduate students to join our organization for the Summer.  The specific departments with intern spots change each year based on what special projects we have in our organization.   Projects are typically related to strategic plans and operational improvements in the department.  Due to COVID-19, some of our internship experiences in 2021 are virtual.  We will ask about in-person or virtual preferences in the phone screen.  We also offer the following benefits to our graduate interns:
  • Paid Internship
  • Assigned preceptor for day-to-day work
  • Mentorship from intern program managers
  • Professional development, including career tips and networking opportunities
  • Small group leadership exposure
  • Social activities to build community with your fellow graduate interns
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Qualifications
Graduate experiences that are part of our formal Summer Administrative Internship Program are designed for students that want administrative (not clinical) training.  Generally, we find that students pursuing master's degrees in health administrative, public health, the social sciences, and business, align well to our program.  We're open to many different backgrounds as long as your interests and skill sets align with our departmental needs.  If we have a need for specialty skill sets like studio art or architecture (we sometimes do when we renovate spaces!), we'll make sure to list them on our applications when they are opened each year.  
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Internship and Application Dates
Summer 2021 internships will follow this timeline:
  • Application live: Early February.  Click here for the application for Summer 2021.
  • Applications due: March 5
  • Phone Screening with Program Team: March 8 - March 19
  • Virtual Interviews with Preceptors: March 19 - April 2
  • Selections communicated: April 2 - April 9
  • Internship begins: late May - early June
  • Internship concludes: August
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Application Process
Application 
  • We post one central application for our multiple internship experiences​​​​​​​
  • Letters of recommendation and transcripts are not required
Phone Screen
  • Applicants are selected for phone screens based on their resume and application.  We may ask additional questions to help us understand your interests and skills. 
  • Our intern program team conducts phone screens to clarify points on your resume or prompts, confirm your availability for the summer, and answer questions from you
  • The intern program team recommends you to a department/preceptor that they feel is a good match.  We do not accept requests from candidates to be in a specific department
Interviews
  • 10-15% of applicants move to the interview round.  Preceptors conduct interviews virtually with the top 2-3 candidates recommended for their position based on the application and phone screen
  • We use behavioral interview questions
Following the interviews, final selections are made.
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Undergraduate Students

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Description
In Summer 2021, we have 10-12 opportunities for undergraduate students to join our organization.  Intern projects and department hosts change each year.  We include the list of departments and projects in the application.  Due to COVID-19, some of our internship experiences in 2021 are virtual.  We will ask about in-person or virtual preferences in the phone screen.  Our undergraduate experience also features:
  • Paid internship experience
  • Meaningful work - we won't have you come to do our filing!
  • Assigned preceptor for day-to-day work
  • Mentorship from intern program managers
  • Career development sessions to help you in your future job searches
  • Social activities
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Qualifications
Undergraduate intern candidates must be pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree from an accredited institution.  For our general administrative experiences, we don't require a specific major or prior healthcare experience.  Instead, we're looking to see if you the following skillsets:
  • Problem Solving.  This includes your ability to adapt, seek information to understand the root cause of an issue, show attention to detail, prioritize work, and raise thoughtful questions
  • Communication.  This includes actively listening to others, clarifying assumptions, and adjusting communication method and style appropriately to the situation
  • Self-Management. This includes clarifying how you fit into the team and your goals, demonstrating self-awareness, accepting constructive feedback, and adjusting based on what you've learned
In our data analysis track, we also look for demonstrated statistical analysis skills, modeling, and sometimes coding language understanding.  For our clinical administration track, we often add experience as a nurse or provider in a clinical setting.  We'll note all requirements in the application. 
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Internship and Application Dates
Summer 2021 internships will follow this timeline:
  • Application live: Early February.  Click here to apply for Summer 2021.
  • Applications due: March 5
  • Phone Screening with Program Team: March 8 - March 19
  • Virtual Interviews with Preceptors: March 19 - April 2
  • Selections communicated: April 2 - April 9
  • Internship begins: late May - early June
  • Internship concludes: August
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Application Process
Application 
  • We post one central application for our undergraduate experiences.
  • A completed application and resume are required to apply.  Cover letters and letters of recommendation are not required
Phone Screen
  • 30% of applicants move to the next round, a phone screen
  • Our intern program team conducts phone screens to clarify points on your resume, confirm your availability for the summer, and answer questions from you
  • The intern program team recommends you to a department that they feel is a good match
Interviews
  • 10-15% of applicants move to the interview round.  Department leaders conduct interviews virtually with the top 2-3 candidates recommended for their position based on the application and phone screen
  • We use behavioral interview questions
Following the interviews, final selections are made.