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Providence Health & Services School Outreach Fall 2019 Internships - Hood River in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling undergraduate senior level college or university students to Fall internship opportunities in Hood River, OR.

Preference is given to applicants who are in the first generation of their families to attend college. For the purposes of these internship opportunities, this is defined as the applicant's parent/guardian has not earned a Bachelor's degree.

General Internship Description:

Interns will be responsible for completing specifically identified health care or systems related projects. The projects will be varied and are based on the needs of the participating departments, health system, and communities we serve. Interns will be provided preceptor support along with clearly defined expectations for assigned work. Further details regarding exact departmental responsibilities will be provided after applicant screening process, but here is an idea of one of the opportunities available:

Volunteers In Action Intern

Specific tasks will include:

  • Working with Program Coordinator on research design, quantitative and qualitative methodology, and instrumentation

  • Assist in conducting an evaluation/survey project of the Volunteers in Action program

  • Creating and monitoring project task timelines

  • Working with Program Coordinator to identify data sources, determine methods for obtaining data, and assist developing and implementing data collection instruments and protocols, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and obtaining administrative data

  • Developing written presentations of data including charts, graphs, tables, executive summaries and fact sheets; developing other deliverables and methods of conveying statistical results as appropriate to key stakeholders

  • Preparing and delivering presentations to key stakeholders

  • Communicating with clients, volunteers, staff, and other key stakeholders

Interns will not be providing direct patient care.

Internship Benefits

Relevant health care industry projects and experience

Work directly with a variety of professionals and Providence departments

Health care careers exposure/exploration

Intern- specific workshops

Internship Details:

Length: One academic quarter/term 10-15 weeks. Maximum of 240 hours (please note, there is no guarantee of a full 240 hours, final schedule and hours are dependent on internship assignment)

Time Commitment: Be available 2-5 days per week, per term

Work Hours: Dependent on department, business hours are typical. Less than 20 hours per week.

Pay: $15/hr. Non-benefits eligible.

Start and end dates: On or after September 16th - December 14th, or once 240 hours have been completed.


This opportunity will remain posted and accept new candidates through the end of day on August 30th. From that time, any candidates who have moved forward and been asked to complete a Hirevue Video interview will have until the end of day on September 6th to complete the video interview to be considered, no exceptions will be made.

For more details regarding internships and the application process, visit .


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and completion of 3 years of post-secondary education

  • Enrolled in and working towards a post-secondary education (Bachelor’s degree) or have graduated with a Bachelor's degree within the past six months.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience working or volunteering to address health disparities

  • 1 year of customer service experience

  • Proficient with MS Office software programs

  • Medical terminology coursework experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 227775