School Outreach Internship Program

The Providence School Outreach Department offers paid internships for college seniors each quarter. Undergraduate seniors 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).

Internships are offered in a variety of non-clinical roles to give students experience in different Providence departments. Examples of departments include: Providence Brain and Spine Institute, Finance, Emergency Management, Operational Excellence, School Outreach, Communications, New Patient Call Center, Physical Therapy and more!

Program description

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. As an intern, you’ll have:

  • Providence employee orientation
  • Exposures to various departments within Providence
  • Opportunities to participate in surgical viewings and/or career exposure events
  • 2-3 intern workshops on topics including: Professionalism and How to Get a Job
  • Opportunity to join the Providence College Club (a monthly opportunity to meet and hear from various health care professionals)

Internship details

  • Length of program: 10-12 weeks, maximum of 240 total hours
  • Number of positions available: 7-25 depending on the quarter (more positions are available in the summer)
  • Compensation: Competitive (health care benefits are not included)


Undergraduate seniors are eligible. Applicants should be Oregon or SW Washington residents or attending a college or university in this region.

Ideal candidates

The applicant must 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.

Work hours

Participants can work 1-5 days a week, but no more than 20 hours per week and 8 hours per day. 240 hours are allotted to selected applicants. Internship days can be scheduled around academic responsibilities. Time off will be considered, but not necessarily granted.


Apply through the Providence Careers website. Search “internship” to find positions. Please include a resume.

Important Dates

Internships also available in Hood River and Medford, but dates may vary. Contact School Outreach for more information.

Application acceptance dates

Internships will be posted on the Providence Careers website on the dates listed below. The posting will remain open until we receive enough qualified applicants, typically 2-4 weeks after the opening date.

  • Winter 2020 internship posting open:
    October 15, 2019. Posting will close November 1, 2019.
  • Spring 2020 internship posting open:
    January 7, 2020. Posting will close February 3, 2020.
  • Summer 2020 internship posting open:
    February 4, 2020. Posting will close March 2, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 internship posting open:
    Update: due to the COVID-19 situation we have postponed most internship opportunities for the time being. Please check back for updates to the fall internship dates.

Internship term dates

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

  • Winter 2020: January 13- March 20
  • Spring 2020: March 30-June 12
  • Summer 2020: June 15-August 28
  • Fall 2020: Update: due to the COVID-19 situation we have postponed most internship opportunities for the time being. Please check back for updates to the fall internship dates.

Interview dates

After applying, selected candidates will be sent an online, video recorded interview that can be completed on a smart phone, computer or tablet. This video interview should be completed within five business days from the time you receive the email invite. Candidates selected to move forward will then be invited to an in-person, panel-style interview. The dates below are for the in-person interviews. Dates are subject to change.

  • Winter 2020: November 19, 20
  • Spring 2020: February 18, 19
  • Summer 2020 interview dates: March 16 17, 18
  • Fall 2020 interview dates: Update: due to the COVID-19 situation we have postponed most internship opportunities for the time being. Please check back for updates to the fall internship dates.

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

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