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Benefits of Hosting Interns

Benefits of Hosting Interns

Procuring a quality intern can be costly and complex. Many organizations don’t have the infrastructure or aren’t able to expend the resources to organize an effective internship program. HCC’s turn-key solution provides a cost-effective option, which includes:

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Intern sourcing

  • Recruiting top talent from both local and national colleges and universities
  • Extensive applicant screening
  • Meticulous and highly accurate host organization-intern matching
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Structured Internship Program

  • Comprehensive education program and specialized professional development curriculum
  • Continual intern monitoring, coaching, and support
  • Professional networking for interns

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Preceptor Support and Benefits

  • Onboarding support
  • Preceptor training and resources
  • Access to our accomplished and talented network of 2,600 alumni

Added Value

In return for the invaluable internship opportunity provided, Host Organizations benefit from the interns’ fresh perspectives and the added capacity to advance special projects. HCC interns contribute their analytical, writing, research, interpersonal and project skills to go along with their drive and passion for making a difference in health. Many are from the local communities and also have key language and cultural skills as well as valuable community relationships and knowledge to contribute.

95% of HCC Host Organizations report the highest possible satisfaction with HCC interns and repeat as hosts. Of those joining the workforce, over 70% of HCC interns are hired by their host organization upon completion of their internship or education. Others go on to graduate school in public health, medicine, business, law or other clinical career.

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    What Our HCC Interns can do for you

    Interns support an array of projects and iniatives, including:

  • Organization Name:

    Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

    Internship Project:

    Supported strategic development and process improvement efforts for the Sagoff Breast Imaging & Diagnostic Center. Conducted a time study of patients’ progress through the center to help inform a new care design model.

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    Duke Health System, Durham, NC

    Internship Project:

    Strengthened two quality improvement projects. At the Duke Birthing Center, worked closely with staff and providers to increase patient satisfaction in Postpartum unit, recommending improvements on hourly rounding of nurses and improvements in staff response time. Supported Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development to streamline screening and created materials for first time visitors.

  • Organization Name:

    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

    Internship Project:

    Worked with the Culturally Responsive Care department to train and provide nurses with information on translation services and LGBTQ patient resources. Led focus groups with hospital residents, and collected and presented data on the importance of culturally responsive care in medical education.


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    Montefiore Medical Group, Yonkers, NY

    Internship Project:

    Served as project coordinator and data analyst for Montefiore’s Antibiotic Stewardship Program. Collected and analyzed data on antibiotic prescribing habits of health providers and demographic trends among patients with upper respiratory infections. Supported DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment) projects, to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25% over five years.

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    Sutter Health, Oakland, CA

    Internship Project:

    Assisted Senior Financial Analyst on a productivity project sponsored by Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Compiled a 3-year data trend analysis, to assess productivity in nursing units.

  • Organization Name:

    Alameda County Department of Public Health, Oakland, California

    Internship Project:

    Conducted a community-assessment for the Health Access Workgroup, which work to increase insurance enrollment and ensure access to prevention and medical services. With a 5-person team interviewed 282 East Oakland residents to understand barriers to access to care, to inform policy priorities.


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    Monterey County Department of Public Health, Salinas, California

    Internship Project:

    Helped coordinate a county-wide conference to provide resources and education to low-income migrant women, to improve health outcomes and develop community leadership and involvement in advocacy efforts. Planned and helped facilitate trainings for county nurses to better serve uninsured and underinsured residents of the county.

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    Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, Ahoskie, NC

    Internship Project:

    Led community wellness and engagement projects: opening 4 school gardens, piloting a health access program to provide integrated transportation services, and supported overall community health partnerships by developing and implementing surveys, site visits, and analysis of best practices.

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    Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Jamaica Plain, MA

    Internship Project:

    Managed a variety of patient prevention and wellness initiatives, such as nutrition, diabetes, and depression management programs. Developed curriculum on sugar-sweetened beverages, as well as health education materials for Spanish speaking patients.


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    Latino Health Access, Santa Ana, CA

    Internship Project:

    Organized several health fairs for local Santa Ana youth and families to access health resources, services, and education. Helped develop srategies to increase voter engagement through voter registration campaigns and education.

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    New York State Health Foundation New York, NY

    Internship Project:

    Interned with grantee Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, to support their Building Healthy Communities initiative, a joint effort of the Mayor’s Office, the Fund for Public Health of New York, and agencies to improve health in 12 underserved neighborhoods. Served as a field coordinator/ classroom facilitator for the community resource mapping initiative and positive youth engagement program.

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    Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, NC

    Internship Project:

    Assisted with planning, coordinating, and evaluating the Medical Careers and Technology (MedCaT), a health career oriented educational summer camp for Native American and Appalachian high school students in North Carolina. Also coordinated the Project SEARCH camp, which is modeled after the MedCat camp.


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    The Praxis Project, Washington, D.C.

    Internship Project:

    Conducted policy research for the National Comprehensive Healthy Schools Policy Campaign which focused on safe spaces, healthy and safe food and water and increased physical activity in schools. Updated and maintained progressive model policies for the Transforming Communities database.