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Health Excellence & Academic Leadership (HEAL) Program

Summer 2022 Internship

The HEAL Program internship introduces high school students of color to career opportunities in the healthcare field. Students gain exposure to health careers through experiences such as shadowing doctors, nurses, and other clinicians; skills workshops; seminars; hands-on experiences in our simulation center; and field trips. Internship options include in-school and after school experiences that include:

  • Department Rotations: At the core of the HEAL experience are rotations through a variety of clinical departments at Highland Hospital, such as Labor and Delivery, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, Radiology, Respiratory, and more!
  • Intro to Health Careers: Students are introduced to a broad spectrum of health careers and learn about the education and training requirements to pursue their career goals.
  • Professional and Life Skills: Students attend classes and workshops covering topics such as professionalism, collaboration and teamwork, public speaking, and other skills that are critical to success in any career.
  • Simulation Lab Experience: Gain hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art simulation center such as CPR, vitals, bedside care, etc.

Internship Details:

  • Duration: June 20, 2022 – July 29, 2022
  • Schedule: Mondays – Fridays | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Application Opens: January 4th
  • Application Closes: February 11th
  • Interviews: February 21st – 24th  
  • Compensation: $1,000 stipend
  • ECCCO Class: Students who have been accepted into the program will be required to attend a Monday career development class at a high school designated by OUSD. The class will take place every Monday from 9:00 am – 11:30 pm.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  1. Currently be in the 11th grade; AND
  2. Live in Oakland at the time of your application and during the duration of the cohort OR be enrolled in an OUSD school/charter at the time of your application and during the duration of the cohort

Before starting the application, please note the following:

  1. The application must be completed in one sitting. There is not a save function; you cannot start the application and resume it at another time.
  2. Resume: Have an up-to-date resume ready to upload
  3. Short Answer (150 word minimum per question): We suggest you draft your responses to the short answer questions at your own pace in a separate document, then copy and paste it into the short answer section.
    • Short Answer Questions
      • What health career are you interested in pursuing? Why?
      • What experiences (academic success, personal struggles, etc.) have shaped your interest in a health career?
      • How will this internship experience help move you towards your goal?

For application questions, email us at: healprogram@alamedahealthsystem.org

Application Deadline: February 11th at 11:59 pm PST.

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