Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for its 2017 Health Careers Summer Internship program. The six-week paid internship program runs June 26-August 4 on Oahu and June 20-July 28 on Kauai. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 31.
This unique paid internship program offers students a rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the health care industry, learn more about general operations within a hospital system and explore a variety of different health care professions.
Each year, 75 outstanding high school seniors and college students join the Hawaii Pacific Health team for the summer and have the opportunity to interact with and learn from experienced health care professionals within the Hawaii Pacific Health system, which includes Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center, Wilcox Medical Center and Kauai Medical Clinic.
Students are introduced to health care professionals from various specialties and participate in visits to Hawaii Pacific Health’s medical facilities to get a better idea of what health care field they are interested in pursuing. They also have the opportunity to attend events like Career Day where professionals from Hawaii Pacific Health share their stories of how they got to where they are today and challenges they faced along the way, along with career advice.
“It’s an opportunity for students who either have an interest or don’t quite know that they have an interest in health care to come in and get a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in a health care setting,” said Carl Hinson, director of workforce development for Hawaii Pacific Health.
“It provides an opportunity for students in our community to have some exposure to various jobs and positions in health care,” said Art Gladstone, chief executive officer of Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center.
Since its inception in 2004, more than 600 students have participated in the program. Recent program alumni have returned to work within the Hawaii Pacific Health system.
Applications for the 2017 Health Careers Summer Internship are available online at HawaiiPacificHealth.org/SummerInternship. All components of the application can be completed electronically. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 31, 2017.
For more information about the Health Careers Summer Internship, call Hawaii Pacific Health Human Resources at 808-535-7571.