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School Outreach Fall 2019 Internships - Hood River
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Providence Health & Services | Hood River, OR
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Job Description

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 some 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

Spiritual Care Department Intern

The intern will be officed in the Spiritual Care department and will have opportunities to interface with professional clinical chaplains on a daily basis. Supervision will be provided by the chaplains and by the Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care

Specific tasks would include:

* Putting together a contact system for local faith groups in the Columbia Gorge. Much of the information is available online, but what's especially needed is for someone to explain carefully to faith leaders how we would safeguard their information such as private cell phones, which our chaplains may need in order to reach them during an emergency. Information would also be used to communicate with faith communities about health-related issues, trainings, resources, etc. according to interest levels.
* Assembling above information in a spreadsheet through multiple personal contact with churches, church staff, lay leaders and clergy. We'd like to include as many faith communities as possible in the counties of Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania.
* Working closely with Spiritual Care staff to establish personal relationships with each faith leader for the purpose of building trust and relationships.
* (If possible within the scope of the internship) This collected information could be used to extend an invitation to faith leaders to participate in a shared training and appreciation event, in partnership with Hood River County's emergency preparedness. The intern may be involved in planning and hosting this event as a capstone project.
* The ideal candidate will have a degree of comfort and openness to people of diverse spiritualities and an ability to respectfully and productively engage with such individuals, while representing Providence in the community. Strong organizational and communication skills will be essential.

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 23rd - December 14th, or once 240 hours have been completed.


Please apply as soon as possible as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. This posting will expire soon. If selected to move forward, candidates will receive a link to complete a Hirevue video interview. Please complete this video as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours of receiving the link for the best chance of being considered.

For more details regarding internships and the application process, visit http://oregon.providence.org/our-services/s/school-outreach-internship-program/.

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.

About Providence Health & Services

Company Description

As the sixth-largest faith-based health system in the United States, our hospitals and care facilities are recognized in their communities for excellence, both as treatment centers and as places to work. Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit health system committed to providing a comprehensive array of services to meet the needs of communities across five states, including Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California.  Providence continues the legacy of the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in the West spanning more than 150 years.

In 2008, across our system, we provided services to more than 7.2 million people. That's equal to filling every NFL stadium to capacity three times over.

Imagine the difference your career at Providence will have in the lives of others.  Join the more than 50,000 professionals in five states who have found their calling at Providence Health & Services.

Company History

Over a century ago, the Sisters of Providence laid the foundation for a healing ministry that now spans five states and provides a caring presence in the communities in which we serve.  That healing ministry is Providence Health & Services.  Today, inspired by the spirit of our founders, the people of Providence share a deep, personal calling to serve by providing those in need with high-quality, compassionate care.

The order of the Sisters of Providence was founded in Montreal, Quebec by Mother Emilie Gamelin.  Moved by the love of Christ to serve the poor, hungry and sick in her community, Emilie’s work – and her mission – was known by those around her as “providence” for the poor.

Recently, Providence Health & Services marked the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Sisters of Providence in Washington and celebrates the founding of the oldest corporation in the West.

Mission & Values

From our humble beginnings in the Sisters' first one-room hospital, Providence Health & Services has remained steadfastly committed to our Mission of providing a healing ministry. The same spirit of service that fueled our founders continues today, and is evident in every aspect of our Mission.

Firmly rooted in the charitable works started more than 150 years ago:

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

This is our Mission. It's what we stand for, and what we believe in. We continue to base our work on core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship.

Working Here

Providing the very finest patient care is the responsibility of every member of the Providence Health & Services team. Direct care providers such as nurses, therapists, pharmacists and allied health professionals play fully integrated roles in caring for our patients. However, it also takes the talent and teamwork of many disciplines to bring our Mission to life.

Providence offers a variety of rewarding careers in clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

Everything we do in operational areas, including management, finance, information technology, human resources and support services, is focused on those we serve. Our core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship are put into action every day by every employee.

Here, you'll find professionalism that is reflective of the important work we do—saving lives, improving the quality of life and promoting wellness. The people of Providence are passionate about their work because they are passionate about life. If you feel the same way, join us.

Hiring Information

Our mission and our values call for us to work on behalf of the poor and vulnerable in our society.

To that end, we embrace all people in belief in the inherent value of every person. Being committed to diversity is one of our operational principles that ultimately contribute to our ability to effectively serve the poor and vulnerable.

As an equal opportunity employer, Providence Health & Services works to create a diverse work force that reflects the growing and changing populations of people in the communities we serve and a workforce in which all employees’ differences and unique experiences are celebrated, enabling and encouraging them to contribute their best work.


Caring is what we do.

At Providence Health & Services, our benefits help us care for our employees and their families by supporting their personal wellness and by providing them with tools that promote financial security and professional growth, including:

  • Employee assistance program, including counseling, referrals and career guidance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off – for holidays, vacation, illness and family leave
  • Retirement program
  • Tuition assistance

Honors & Awards

We are deeply honored that Providence facilities have been distinguished with national awards and certifications. At Providence Health & Services, our dedication to excellence is evident in the service our people demonstrate every day. Here, you’ll find an environment built on the core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. They are at the heart of everything we do...and others have noticed.

Providence’s honors and awards include recognition from:

 J.D. Power and Associates
Oregon Business 100 Best Companies
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award
Solucient 100 Top Hospitals
Working Mother 100 Best Companies
American Nurses Credentialing Center – Magnet Recognition
Qualis Health Quality Award
Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals
Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For