Graduate Student Internship (54366)

  • Job Type: Relief
  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours: .001/0
  • Shift: Days
  • Hours in Shift: 8
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Req: 54366

Job Description

Join a team of driven health care professionals at an award-winning academic medical center! Our 10-week internship experience is specifically designed for graduate students seeking administrative experience in health care. You'll be matched a department and given projects that apply skills learned through your education. You'll build relationships across our health care enterprise as you bring solutions to the table. Previous interns have gained valuable experience in everything from innovative digital health systems, patient satisfaction, leading edge technology, human resources and so much more. Our internship program also provides time for professional development and learning through lunch and learns, social events, and presentations that give you the opportunity to learn from our dedicated practitioners, your fellow interns, and learn more about how to hone your health care expertise and career opportunities in a health care organization. This is a paid internship.

Application Process:
The following materials must be received no later than January 17, 2020
-Completion of this online application
-Separate attachment with current resume
-Separate attachment with a cover letter that answers to the following prompts. Your submission should be no longer 750 words: (1) Describe a topic, concept, or idea in health care that fascinates you. Why is it captivating? (2) Describe what sparked your interest and what you hope to gain from this internship.

Expected timeline
-Week of January 20: Initial selections made
-Weeks of January 27 and February 3: Interviews
-Week of February 10: Offers extended
-June 1: Internship start

Candidates will be selected based upon the submitted application information and interview outcomes. Only candidates who are currently enrolled in a graduate program will be considered.

We've included example responsibilities of a graduate intern. Specific duties may vary depending on department or program needs.

-Assist with detailed data gathering for initiatives that may involve collecting qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of internal and external sources
-Draft project deliverables that summarize key findings and propose solutions
-Present project findings and results to internal audiences
-Interface with clinicians, employees, and leaders of the organization to understand different perspectives and/or share findings
-Participate in learning and development activities
-Observe leadership meetings as exposure to the health care decision making environment

Interns will be required to abide by all Joint Commission requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.


Bachelor's degree
Current pursuing graduate studies at an accredited school; this program is designed for administrative graduate experience, so we often see students from programs like Masters of Health Administration, Masters of Public Health, Social Sciences with focus on health policy or administration, Epidemiology, and masters-level business programs.

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