Group Health Administrative Internship Job
Group Health - Seattle, WA

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Description

Are you looking for the opportunity to spend the summer working as an intern for a world-class health care organization? Group Health Cooperative is now recruiting for its summer 2013 administrative internship program, which is designed for highly qualified, diverse, undergraduate and graduate students. As an intern at Group Health, you will have the opportunity to take on essential work with significant responsibility, while learning about the operations of an integrated health care organization.

About Group Health

As one of the nation's top health care organizations, serving more than 66,000 members in Washington State and North Idaho, Group Health is renowned for its progressive, patient-dedicated health care. Based in Seattle, Washington and founded in 1947, Group Health is a nonprofit health care system that provides both medical coverage and care through health plans offered by Group Health Cooperative or its wholly owned subsidiaries, Group Health Options, Inc. and KPS Health Plans. More than 70 percent of members receive care at Group Health Medical Centers.

Group Health is a consumer-governed organization. Its 11-member Board of Trustees-all health plan members elected by other members-work closely with management and medical staff to ensure that the organization's policies and direction put the needs of the patients first.

Program details

This paid internship is designed to give you the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge obtained during school, while working in Group Health's integrated health care setting.

Internships run for 12 weeks, and there will be two sets of start and end dates, depending on your Schedule:
  • June 3 through Aug. 23, 2013
  • June 17 through Sept. 6, 2013
Positions will be in areas throughout the organization-delivery system, health plan, and administration. During the program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete important work that will give you the skills and experience to help jumpstart your career
  • Receive mentoring from a Group Health leader
  • Interact with other interns in various program events, both during the work day and through outside social activities
  • Attend brown-bag lunches with senior leaders
  • Receive a performance evaluation from your preceptor
  • Attend a workshop on resume writing and behavioral interviewing
  • Give a presentation on your internship experience at end-of-summer
Internships are still being developed, but could be offered in the following areas of the organization:

  • Health Plan
  • Internal Audit
  • Strategy Development and Deployment
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Public Affairs
  • Communications
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Research Institute
  • Enterprise Project Management
Eligibility

Group Health is actively seeking applicants who are members of groups that have historically been underrepresented in health care management. To be eligible for the Group Health Administrative Internship, the candidate must:

  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university
Application process

To apply for a Group Health administrative internship, you must complete the online application and upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter, which should include:
1. What motivates you toward a career in health care and why you are interested in employment with Group Health?

2. The qualities your diverse skills and experiences would contribute to Group Health.

3. Areas of the organization that you are interested in working.

  • A current resume
  • A copy of your most recent transcript. (These can be unofficial.)
o If unable to upload your transcript email it to recruiters.i@ghc.org: (include in the subject line – “Internship 2013”)

Applicants must have all documents submitted by Friday, February 1, 2013, to be considered.

We cannot consider incomplete applications.

Interviewing will occur in mid February and internships will start on Jun 3rd or June 17th. A "welcome mixer" will take place in June for all interns.

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Qualifications

Experience Requirements
Minimum: Work experience using a computer, developing spreadsheets and working independently. Work experience in the designated department or similar environment may be required.
Preferred: None

Knowledge requirements
Minimum: Communication, organizational and analytical skills. Computer skills in a Windows environment, including MS Word and Excel. May require knowledge of designated department processes and procedures.
Preferred: None

Education Requirements
Minimum: College student.
Preferred: Bachelors degree and coursework related to the department or relevant work experience.

Certification requirements
Minimum: None
Preferred: None

Group Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Job: Administrative/Clerical Support

Organization: GHC

Primary Location: WA - Seattle-Seattle-Group Health Headquarters

Bargaining unit: WWA Admin NonExempt (non-union)

FTE: 0

Schedule:
Per Diem

Shift: Day Job

Days of shift: Variable

Hours of shift: Variable

Travel: No

Job level: Entry Level

Job type: Standard

Employee status: Temporary

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