Providence Ready Internship Program

The Providence Ready Department offers paid internships for college seniors and graduate students throughout the year. Students from any major are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to first generational college students (parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree).

The internships are designed to provide mentorship, training, and opportunities to develop new skills. Some interns will have specific job roles while others will have project-based responsibilities. Each intern will be matched to a specific department and assigned a direct supervisor. As an intern, you’ll have:

  • Providence employee orientation
  • Exposure to various departments within Providence through informational interviewing and/or job shadowing 
  • Opportunities to participate in surgical viewings and/or career exposure events
  • Intern workshops on topics including: Organization, Professionalism, How to Get a Job, Leadership Skills, and Goal Setting
  • Mentorship from your direct supervisor(s) and an opportunity to get hands on work experience in the department you are placed in 

Check out what some of our previous interns have to say in our Intern Spotlight Videos

We typically have 5-30 positions available each term with more positions available in the summer term. The specific number of hours for the internship will be listed on the posting, which will be on our careers page. The pay rate will also be listed on the job posting. 

Who is eligible? 

Undergraduate seniors and graduate students are eligible for the respective types of internships. Applicants will need to check the specific job posting to determine the location requirements. We are looking for applicants that demonstrate a commitment to helping under-served members of our communities. Those with good customer service skills who can relate well with individuals from varying backgrounds are preferred.

What are the work hours? 

Participants can work 1-5 days a week, but no more than 40 hours per week and 8 hours per day. Internship days can be scheduled around academic responsibilities. Time off will be considered, but not necessarily granted. Intern schedules will be worked out between the intern and their direct supervisor after the interview process. 

How do I apply? 

Apply through the Providence Oregon Jobs site. Please include a resume and cover letter.

What are the important dates?

Due to COVID-19 we have postponed most undergraduate internship opportunities for the time being. Please check back for updates on 2022 opportunities. Graduate student internships are being offered remotely. To apply for graduate student internships, click here

Internship term dates

The official start and end dates of each internship term will be listed below when available. However, if an intern completes 240 hours before the official end date, the internship will be completed at that point.

  • Winter 2022: TBD
  • Spring 2022: TBD
  • Summer 2022: TBD

Interview dates

After applying, selected candidates will be sent an online interview screen (either a recorded video interview or text screen). Candidates should complete this screen within a maximum of 5 days after receiving it. It can be completed on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Candidates selected to move forward will then be invited to a panel-style, interview. 

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.
Interns have come from many colleges and universities including:

  • Portland State University
  • Portland Community College
  • Oregon State University
  • George Fox University
  • University of Portland
  • Concordia University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • BYU
  • OIT
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Linfield College
  • Pacific University
  • Walla Walla University
  • Washington State University

We hope that you consider applying!