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Northern California

Northern California

HCC’s roots are in Northern California.

HCC is an expansion of a program that originated in the 1970’s and has been operated by HCC’s founders since 1990. HCC’s Founders were interns in the initial program, from which HCC was founded. It was a life and career changing experience for them and since that time they have been committed to providing others with similar opportunities.

Geographically, the HCC Northern California Region includes the Greater East Bay, Contra Costa, Solano, the Sacramento area up to the El Dorado Hills, Marin, San Francisco, the Peninsula, San Jose and the Greater South Bay, Santa Cruz, and Salinas.

HCC paid internships are available at all types and sizes of health organizations including hospitals and health systems, community health centers, medical groups, academic medical centers, HMO’s and health plans, community-based organizations, public health departments and advocacy groups.

HCC interns come from all universities and colleges in the region, including campuses of the University of California, California State University, and private institutions. Some of our applicants come from California community colleges as well. Our Northern California Program also includes a large number of interns from northern California who attend college in other parts of the state or country and students from other regions who want to be in northern California for the summer.

HCC partners with the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. This partnership, along with others we have throughout our regions, allows us to tap into highly qualified and experienced faculty, students and alumni. Interns participate in workshops and get to interact with faculty, staff and students who can provide invaluable knowledge, insights, and connections about how students can find the graduate programs that suit them and how they can be competitive applicants. Over the past 8 years, over 7 HCC alumni per year have been admitted to the School of Public Health.

Host organizations

The following is a list of just some our HCC Northern California Intern Host organizations and their locations:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Berkeley and Oakland
  • Alameda Health System – Oakland
  • Alameda County Public Health Department – Oakland
  • Blue Shield of California – Sacramento
  • California Primary Care Association – Sacramento
  • Children’s Hospital Oakland – Oakland
  • Contra Costa Health Services – Matinez
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center – Martinez
  • Health Access – Oakland and Sacramento
  • La Familia Counseling Center – Sacramento
  • UCSF Medical Center – San Francisco.
  • Dignity Health – Saint Francis Memorial Hospital – San Francisco
  • San Francisco General Hospital – San Francisco
  • San Mateo Medical Center – San Mateo
  • Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System – Santa Clara
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • La Clinica de la Raza – Oakland
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland – CHAMPS program
  • LifeLong Medical Clinic – Berkeley
  • Monterey County Department of Public Health
  • Ravenswood Family Health Center – East Palo Alto
  • Sutter Health – multiple hospitals in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Santa Cruz, including Alta Bates Medical Center, East Bay Medical Foundation, Eden Medical Center, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Pacific Medical Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Santa Cruz Maternity & Surgery Center
  • The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative – multiple locations at hub offices in South Sacramento, Richmond, East Oakland, and East Salinas
  • Kaiser Permanente- multiple hospitals and medical groups throughout Northern California, including Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Santa Clara, Hayward, Fremont, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, and Sacramento