Each summer, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation hosts up to a dozen interns, providing up-and-coming health professionals with exposure to interesting projects and meaningful work—as well as providing many of our project teams with additional staffing resources over the summer months.
The internship provides students with an opportunity to collaborate with project teams and senior staff, complete training in PRHI's Perfecting Patient Care℠ quality improvement methodology, contribute to JHF's and PRHI's programs, and gain experience in the latest innovations in healthcare delivery, policy, and patient safety. The paid internships (for those who are eligible) run for 10 weeks, from early June through early August, with interns assigned to one or more current projects.
By providing challenging work experiences, the internship aims not only to hone participants' skills but also to expand their cross-discipline professional networks, and provide them with a deep understanding of how quality improvement can improve health care.
Graduate students from diverse healthcare disciplines such as policy, medicine, computer science, rehabilitation, public health, business, nursing, social work, health law, engineering and other fields who are interested in improving health care are encouraged to apply. Exceptions are made on occasion for undergraduate students whose relevant life and work experience are impressive.
Recruitment for the 2017 summer internship program is now closed.