College Internships 2024-04-29T22:46:27+00:00

HealthPATH College Internships

HealthPATH is a career and workforce development program of Alameda Health System (AHS) that was launched in 2015 as a direct way to address the lack of healthcare professionals coming from racialized communities. HealthPATH aims to improve the lives of the young people in Alameda County by providing education and training that will lead to careers in healthcare. Our vision is to contribute to the health and economic well-being of the communities AHS serves by providing an on-ramp to healthcare employment through career exploration, training, and mentoring offered by our diverse, dedicated workforce.

On-Ramp to Health Careers Internship ’24-’25

The On-Ramp to Health Careers is a six-month internship program for under-represented community college students. The program will cover professional skills such as resume writing, interviewing, public speaking, elevator pitches, and other skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about health careers at AHS through placement in clinical and non-clinical hospital departments where they will be mentored by health system leaders.


  • Must be currently enrolled at one of the following community colleges at the time of application and throughout the internship:
    • Berkeley City College
    • Chabot College
    • College of Alameda
    • Laney College
    • Merritt College

Internship Details:

  • Professional Development Workshops: October 2024 – January 2025 | Fridays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Department Placements: January 2025 – May 2025 | 4 hours, once a week
  • Location: Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus | 1411 E 31st St, Oakland CA 94602
  • Compensation: $1,000 stipend

Application Requirements:

  • Résumé
  • Short Answer Questions (200 word minimum each question):
    • Why are you interested in working in a public health care system such as Alameda Health System?
    • Alameda Health System, a safety-net health system, is both committed to equitable access to healthcare for all residents of Alameda County and to the diversification of the healthcare workforce. Please tell us how these commitments resonate with your own values and experiences. How will you embody these commitments during your participation in the HealthPATH internship?

Application Timeline:

  • App Open: August 2024 (date TBD)
  • App Deadline: September 2024 (date TBD)
  • Interviews: TBD
  • Decision Notifications: TBD
  • Program Start Date: October 2024

For questions, email us at:

Application Opens in August 2024!

Gateway to Health Careers Internship Summer 2025

The Gateway to Health Careers internship is a paid summer internship for college students and recent graduates interested in gaining more experience in the healthcare field. The internship offers placement in clinical and non-clinical departments such as: Infection Prevention, Quality – Patient Safety, Human Resources, Medical Staff Services, Information Technology, Finance, Specialty Clinic’s, etc.


  • Education: Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program (community college or 4-year college/university), post baccalaureate program, or have received your undergraduate degree within the past year
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5 GPA
  • Please note: Background check & drug testing required upon hire

Internship Details:

  • Duration: June 2025 – August 2025
  • Days: Mondays – Fridays
  • Time: 8am or 9am start
  • Location: Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus or AHS facility within Oakland or San Leandro
  • Compensation: $20/hour
  • Must be able to participate for the entire 8-week internship. 

For questions, email us at:

Application Opens December 2024!