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Patient Access Internship Program - Summer 2019

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 

The Northwestern Medicine Patient Access Undergraduate Internship presents a valuable opportunity for undergraduate students to gain an experiential education and for Northwestern Medicine to benefit from the service, skills and knowledge that undergraduate students can offer.

This is a paid, eight-week summer program which provides an unparalleled experience for select aspiring healthcare leaders throughout the Northwestern Medicine system.

The Undergraduate Intern's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Uphold the mission, vision and values of Northwestern Medicine.
  • Successfully complete projects and work tasks assigned.
  • Develop a working knowledge of hospital operations to a degree that allows for the successful completion of projects supporting a variety of hospital operations.
  • Develop working relationships with staff and management that allows for successful business interactions across all levels of the organization.
  • Participation in activities designed for development of interns during their assignment at Northwestern Medicine; which include:
    • New Employee Orientation
    • Networking Opportunities, including luncheons, with Senior Leadership
    • Networking Opportunities with other college internship groups within the Northwestern Medicine hospital system
    • Enhancing Your Personal Image Workshop
    • Presentation Skills Workshop
    • Interview/Resume Building Workshop
    • Final Poster Presentation to over 100 members of Northwestern Medicine Senior Leadership
  • Full communication with department managers and staff in order to successfully transition work at close of internship.

Required Documentation for Application Submission to be Uploaded

  • Resume
  • One to two page statement addressing the following four points:
- Your interest in Northwestern Medicine
- Your passion for a career in healthcare and how an internship compliments your career goals
- Your experience working and/or volunteering in a healthcare setting
- How you have used leadership skills in a work, volunteer, or educational setting
  • Undergraduate transcripts

Uploading Instructions

In the "Resume & Attachments" section of the online application please upload your resume, personal statement and transcripts.

To attach a file:
  • Click "Browse"
  • Select the file you wish to upload
  • Your file may appear to be attached, but in order to complete the process you must click "Attach"

Please note that you can attach a maximum of 5 files, and the files cannot exceed the allocated limit of 1024 kilobytes.

  • Candidates must have a High School Diploma or the General Equivalent, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program to qualify.
  • The most promising applicants demonstrate superior academic performance, leadership skills and relevant healthcare experience.
  • Interns project maturity, professionalism and initiative.
  • They are comfortable in complex organizations and passionate about their career aspirations.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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