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Providence Health & Services School Outreach Spring 2020 Internships - Medford in Medford, Oregon


Providence is calling undergraduate senior level college or university students to Spring 2020 internship opportunities within multiple departments in the Medford area.

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 healthcare 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.

Departments Available:

Clinical Support Department

The Clinical Support department is composed of a team of MBAs/MHAs, Nurses, Clinicians, Industrial & Systems Engineers, Project managers, Project facilitators, and Financial and Operational analysts. This team works with both Senior Leaders and front line staff on Business Development and Operational Improvement initiatives.

We have an exciting, unique Intern opportunity at Providence Medford Medical Center (PMMC). The Intern will work in the Clinical Support Department and will work closely on projects with stakeholders from departments including: Nursing Units, ED, Surgical Services, Endoscopy, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Finance, Clinics, and other Ancillary/Support departments.


  1. Team member of PMMC’s high priority strategic initiatives

  2. Assist with data collection and analysis

a. Work with stakeholders to identify current workflow and then document in Visio

b. Work with stakeholders to complete time study data collection and then analysis data with Excel to identify and portray trends

  1. Assist with group facilitation to identify root cause(s) and appropriate solutions to implement

  2. Assist with the development of project plans to implement solutions

  3. Assist facilitators with project management

a. Maintain meeting minutes to track action items, as needed for workgroup meetings

b. Assist with creation of PowerPoint slide decks for executive report outs

  1. Proficient computer skills desired: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio (or ability to quickly learn)

Environmental Health and Safety

As an intern with Providence Health & Services and working in Medford, you will have the opportunity to experience the work of EHS professionals within the Healthcare Industry. Working directly with the Providence Medford Safety Manager, a major part of the internship will support compliance with Oregon OSHA Hazard Communication and Employee Safety Committee requirements. In addition, you will have an opportunity to network with other EHS professionals in Medford and throughout the region. The requirements are an interest in EHS careers and a desire to learn. Knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel are useful. Experience with data gathering and analysis is a bonus!

*Interns will not be providing direct patient care.

Internship Benefits

  • Relevant healthcare industry projects and experience

  • Work directly with a variety of professionals and Providence departments

  • Healthcare 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: March 30 - June 12, or once 240 hours have been completed.


This opportunity will remain posted and accept new candidates through the end of day on February 3rd. 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 February 7th to complete the video interview to be considered, no exceptions will be made. Please don't wait until the last minute to apply or complete your Hirevue video. The sooner you complete each of these parts of the process, the better chance you have of moving forward. Best of luck to you!

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent -AND- completion of at least 3 years of post-secondary education

  • Must be enrolled in and working towards a post-secondary education

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Enrolled in a healthcare career, mental health, public health, social work degree program or related field

  • Experience working or volunteering to address health disparities

  • 1 year of customer service experience

  • 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: Health Care

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 248464