2016 Summer Internship Program Intern Application

Location: Summer Program - All Regions



Health Career Connection

Summer 2016 Internship Program


Deadline for Application Submission is February 8th,2016 at 11:59pm EST/PST. No applications after this date will be considered. 

Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and health care.

Through partnerships with local organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to:  hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, health plans, local health departments, community based organizations and advocacy groups. During the course of the internship, students will work on meaningful projects and gain professional and personal development. HCC  provides extensive exposure to health careers through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path.

HCC interns are passionate, committed, and dedicated to connecting with their cohort and alumni. We look forward to reading your application!


Summer Internship Overview

  • Summer internships are full time (up to 40 hours per week) for 10 consecutive weeks through the months of May through August.

  • Interns will be provided with stipends that range from $3,000 – $4,000.

  • Interns will attend mandatory HCC workshops and events throughout the summer.

  • HCC does not offer clinical or bio-medical research related internships.



  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (community college or 4-year college or university) or have recently graduated from an undergraduate institution.

  • Recent graduates must have completed their degree within the last three years.

  • Candidates who are enrolled in a post baccalaureate are eligible to apply.

  • Graduate students are not eligible to apply.

  • Students enrolled in high school and/or are simultaneously taking community college classes are not eligible to apply.



All applicants must submit the following documents and information:

  • Educational Background

  • Demographic Information

  • Updated Resume

  • Personal Statement

Please do not submit transcripts, letters of recommendations or any additional documents. They will not be considered.


Selection Process

  • Only complete applications are reviewed. "Complete" refers to submission of all required documents as well as completion of all fields on the online application.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, HCC will begin a review of all complete applications.

  • A select number of applicants will be contacted for in-person interviews with Health Career Connection staff. *Only applicants who are invited to interview will be contacted by Health Career Connection staff.    Please do not contact Health Career Connection staff about the status of your application-- due to the volume of applications we cannot answer individual requests for application status.

  • Based on the candidate's application and interview, a select number will be invited to move forward to a second round of interviews with potential host organizations.

  • Final placement decisions are made by Health Career Connection staff and are based on intern interests, qualifications, placement site availability and feedback.   


Selection Timeline

Application open:  November 1, 2015
Application deadline:  February 8, 2016 @11:59 PM EST
Interviews (varies by region): Late February - Mid April 2016

Host Organization Interviews: Mid April - May 2016
All students notified of Final Placements (varies by region):  June 2016


For general FAQs about the summer internship program, click  here .


NOTE:  Please   be mindful that the system will be overloaded closer to deadline so plan accordingly. T echnical assistance will NOT be available after 4:59 PM Pacific Standard/West Coast Time (7:59 PM Atlantic Standard/East Coast time) on February 8, 2016.

If this is your first time applying for the HCC Summer Internship Program, please click on the "Apply for this Position" button to begin your application.

If you are a returning applicant and have applied in previous years, complete the log in fields and click the "Add to my Jobs" button to update your information and formally apply for the 2015 Summer

Use the log-in information that you used to submit your 2016 Internship Program Application.

If you technical difficulty, please send an e-mail to HCC Team, at info@healthcareers.org with the e-mail subject title: "Log-in Information for [Your Full Name]", e.g. "Log-in Information for Trisha Garcia"

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