Administrative Summer Internship

OHSU Healthcare has developed a summer internship program which gives undergraduate and graduate college students the opportunity to experience the healthcare profession through an administrative lens. OHSU is accepting 15 interns for the summer of 2017 (June 19th- September 1st) to be placed in various healthcare departments across the organization. Interns will be assigned a project that has been developed by a department director. Each project will include a detailed description and anticipated milestones the intern will be expected to complete throughout the internship.

In addition to the intern’s assigned project, there will also be opportunities for interns to acquire a sense of the culture at OHSU, experience day to day operations, interact with patients, families and staff throughout the organization (e.g., attending daily readiness huddles, staff seminars and trainings, informal education in healthcare terminology, etc.)

Primary Responsibilities:

An internship within the Healthcare Administrative Internship Program may include any or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Completion of department project; as assigned by department Director
  • Complete a formal presentation of project completion at end of internship 
  • Communicate and coordinate with department supervisor 
  • Keep accurate, up-to-date records of project milestones; as assigned by supervising staff
  • Communicate and interact with patients and patient’s families
  • Attend daily readiness huddles, staff trainings, staff meetings, informational sessions, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit to a 10 week internship during the timeframe
    (June 19th- September 1st) 35-40 hours per week
  • Must meet a minimum of 200 hours for the duration of the internship 
  • Current enrollment or recent graduate at an accredited university pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree, Junior or Senior Standing 
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must comply with any and all OHSU policies and regulations
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed and willing to take initiative 
  • Ability to work independently as well as work in collaboration with department team 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet project deadlines and milestones
  • Able to respect privacy and keep information about patients and families confidential

How to Apply:

Please complete and submit an application by March 10, 2017 using the following link:
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