High School Internships 2022-09-03T16:32:21+00:00

Health Excellence & Academic Leadership (HEAL) Program

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.

PLEASE READ: Before You Apply

General Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  1. Be enrolled in high school; 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. Cohort: Make sure you know what cohort you want to apply to
  3. Resume: Have an up-to-date resume ready to upload
  4. Short Answer: Short answers differ per cohort. Once you’ve decided the cohort you will apply to, 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 (75 word minimum per question):
      • What health career are you interested in pursuing? Why?
      • What experiences (academic success, personal struggles, etc.) have shaped your interest in a health career?
      • Where do you see yourself after high school, in pursuit of your career goals?
      • you.

For questions or if you’re experiencing application issues, contact us at: healprogram@alamedahealthsystem.org

Cohort Details:

  • Investigators Winter Cohort | 11/28/22 – 2/15/23 | Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Career Explorers Winter Cohort | 11/29/22 – 2/16/23 | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The application for winter cohorts will open on October 3rd.