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Internship Opportunities

We’re looking for tomorrow’s leaders. People who are bold, creative, curious, and excited to contribute to the future of health. As an intern at Kaiser Permanente, you’ll develop your skills — and your confidence — as a member of an engaged, innovative, and exciting team.

We offer internships in a variety of settings and locations. Ready to dig in to what you're passionate about? Explore our internship programs below. When you are ready to search for and submit interest for an open position, click the link below.

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Our Programs

Business Functions Internship Program: Jump Start Your Corporate Career

Ready to set yourself up for a successful corporate career? Through this program, students enhance their professional competencies and knowledge in the dynamic world of health care. Working on our corporate team — commonly referred to as Program Offices — gives students an excellent opportunity to work on “real-world” projects while strengthening their presentation, business, communication, networking, and interviewing skills. Highlights of this paid experience include:

  • Enhanced academic learning through hands-on work experience
  • The opportunity to network and establish relationships within an industry leader
  • The chance to evaluate and determine potential career paths
  • Mentoring and career advice from knowledgeable and experienced professionals
  • Public speaking, project management, time management, and communication skills development
  • Working in a collaborative culture that supports ongoing growth and learning
  • Experiences such as hospital tours, a trip to the Garfield Innovation Center, leadership presentations, networking events, and exposure to internal resource groups

Program Duration & Location

Each Internship lasts 10 to 12 weeks during the summer months (typically June through August). We recruit for these positions from January to April. The majority of internship positions are located in California, but there are opportunities in other regions as well.

Areas of Focus

Our corporate internships include finance, national facilities services, actuarial services, underwriting, human resources, internal audit services, the Care Management Institute, the Institute for Health Policy, and on our Marketing, Sales, Service & Administration (MSSA) team; however, many more opportunities exist.

Program Offices Interns

One of the best aspects of the program is that interns work on real-world projects and initiatives. Past examples include:

  • Developing and analyzing financial
  • Supporting technology initiatives
  • Researching health disparities to identify equitable care outcomes and opportunities
  • Performing technical analyses to identify opportunities for improvement with current and future financial performance
  • Conducting marketing research
  • Enhancing media plans

Requirements

We offer a variety of positions for undergrad and graduate-level students with backgrounds in business, public health, finance, statistics, marketing, communications, and other disciplines. Beyond that, we look for curious, enthusiastic, fast learners who are eager to contribute their skills and ideas to impact the future of health care, today.

We encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

IT Internship Program: Prepare to Be Tomorrow’s IT Leader

Looking to hone your IT skills? Our IT Internship Program provides an outstanding opportunity for top university talent to support and contribute to the strategic direction and current IT initiatives of one of the nation’s leading health plans. Highlights of this paid experience include:

  • Participation in peer-learning (cohort) sessions led by IT program leaders. These sessions are an opportunity to refine skills and seek guidance in a peer environment
  • A well-rounded opportunity for interns to work on projects within their assigned department
  • Participation in a variety of experiences and events, such as hospital tours, guest lectures, skills workshops, presentations, job-shadowing, and weekly group meetings
  • A curriculum that aligns with our employee development approach — the 3 E’s: experience, exposure, and education
  • A full-day orientation session designed to begin a successful experience
  • An opportunity to be a part of delivering high-quality, affordable health care services to our members and the community

Program Duration & Location

We offer three sessions per year:

  • Spring: February through May
  • Summer: June through August
  • Fall: September through December

The program is offered in multiple locations in California, including:

  • Oakland
  • Pleasanton
  • Pasadena
  • Corona

Locations outside of California include:

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Englewood, Colorado
  • Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Areas of Focus

Beyond being exposed to the innovative environment that is Kaiser Permanente’s technology engine, a strong focus is put on building tomorrow’s leaders. Participants cultivate a solid professional network, hone their resume-crafting skills, and partake in workshops and projects, including our group project presentations in which selected teams get to present to our CIO, Dick Daniels. To participate, interns have to go through an audition process on a specified topic. From there, they are placed in groups to create a presentation.

Requirements

There are no requisite majors to participate in this program. Current or recent undergrad or graduate students who are highly motivated, collaborative, and hardworking are invited to consider this opportunity.

We encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

Northwest Internship Program: Prepare for a Successful Career

Looking to bolster your skills for a career in administration? This program offers qualified students rewarding, paid high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level internships in business administration and management, pharmacy, dental administration, research, and hospital operations throughout Oregon and the Southwest Washington area. Highlights of this paid experience include:

  • The ability to apply classroom knowledge to real-world career development goals
  • Participation in multiple executive speaker series to learn about other areas of the organization, ranging from diversity and inclusion to compliance, community benefit, and finance
  • The chance to develop relationships with mentors and hiring managers
  • Unique opportunities to tour Kaiser Permanente facilities
  • High visibility among regional leadership
  • Participation in informational interviews
  • The power to cultivate a solid professional network

Program Duration & Location

Summer internships begin in June and conclude in August for a total of about 10 weeks. The program begins with a customized intern orientation, enabling participants to learn about Kaiser Permanente while laying the foundation for a successful experience.

Interns may be hired to work in any facility within the Northwest Region, spanning from Longview, WA to Salem, OR.

Areas of Focus

Main areas of focus in this program include business administration, pharmacy and pharmacy administration, research and development, hospital operations, and dental administration. During the internships, students grow their written and verbal communication skills, sharpen their time and project management capabilities, and hone presentation and networking skills. Sample assignments include conducting research, analysis and reporting, community outreach, web design, project management, and implementation of healthy workforce programs.

Requirements

Preferred qualifications and requisite majors vary depending on the project, but most are geared toward business administration, human resources, dental administration, public health, finance, and information analytics/IT.

Undergraduate Interns Must

  • Have completed 31 credits to qualify
  • Be current students or have graduated within the past six months

Graduate Students Must

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and be pursuing additional education, or have graduated within the past six months

Next Steps

If you're interested in participating in our Northwest Region Internship or have questions about the program, please contact us at kpnwcareers@kp.org.

We encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

Mid-Atlantic Internship Program: Lay the Foundation for a Future Career

Are you looking to sharpen your communication skills, boost your networking savvy, and solidify your project management abilities? Then the Mid-Atlantic Region Internship program is for you.

Summer Internship Program

Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Region Summer Internship program supports the region’s growth strategy by increasing brand recognition, attracting millennial talent, and enhancing our workforce to reflect the communities we serve. The internship experience was based on three critical components: education, exposure, and experience. Highlights of this paid experience include:

  • The ability to apply classroom knowledge to real-world career development goals
  • Participation in multiple Friday Forums series to learn about other areas of the organization ranging from Diversity and Inclusion to Compliance, Community Benefit, and Finance
  • The chance to develop relationships with mentors and hiring managers
  • Unique opportunities to tour Kaiser Permanente’s facilities
  • High visibility among regional leadership
  • Participation in informational interviews
  • The power to cultivate a solid professional network

Program Duration & Location

Summer internships begin in June and conclude in August for a total of about 10 weeks. The program begins with a New Employee Orientation — a customized intern orientation — enabling participants to learn about Kaiser Permanente while laying the foundation for a successful experience. Interns may be hired to work in any facility within the Baltimore area, Washington, DC, and suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia areas.

Areas of Focus

Main areas of focus in this program include business administration, health administration, communications and marketing, finance, human biology, and others. During the internships, students grow their verbal communication skills, time and project management capabilities, and hone presentation and networking skills. Sample assignments include conducting research, analysis and reporting, community outreach, web design, project management, and implementation of healthy workforce programs.

Requirements

Preferred qualifications and requisite majors vary depending on the project, but most are geared toward business administration, human resources, finance, and public health.

We encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

KP Launch: Prepare for a Rewarding Summer Experience

Looking to find a successful experience in corporate and community leadership? Kaiser Permanente’s KP LAUNCH (Learning About Unlimited New Careers in Healthcare) Internship Program offers young adults a variety of paid internship opportunities in our Oakland headquarters and administrative offices, as well as medical offices across northern California. Our goal is to build and sustain a diverse, culturally competent workforce for the future. To achieve that goal, we reserve our intern positions for young people that would otherwise lack the resources to explore a career in health. By providing these young people a chance to learn from inspiring health care professionals and leaders, they can build a valuable professional network. They also gain practical skills and work experiences by focusing on projects that matter. As part of our team, KP LAUNCH interns are helping Kaiser Permanente shape the future of health care.

Program Features

  • 8–10 Week Paid Summer Internship
  • Mentorship & Networking
  • Job Shadowing Opportunities
  • Professional & Personal Development Workshops
  • Community Service Experience
  • Exposure to Senior Leaders in their Field of Interest

To Be Eligible, College Interns Must:

  • Attend or plan to attend a four-year undergraduate college or university
  • Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Demonstrate leadership ability through campus activities, community service, or previous employment
  • Have permanent residence in a Northern California Kaiser Permanente Designated Service Area

How to Apply & Selection Process

Additional eligibility requirements and selection processes differ for the options listed below. Please visit each organization’s website for a full list of program requirements and processes.

Click here for more information on how you can prepare for a successful future with the KP Launch program.
You can also email KP.Launch@kp.org.

We encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

KP Washington Summer Internship Program: Put Your Education to Work.

Looking for an opportunity to spend the summer working as a paid intern for a world-class health care organization? Our Summer Internship Program is designed for highly qualified, diverse undergraduate and graduate students. As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to take on essential work with significant responsibility, while learning about the operations of an integrated health care organization.

Program Duration & Location

Internships are up to 40 hours a week and run 12 weeks, from June 12 through August 31. Individual internships may start sooner, from May 29 through August 17, depending on your schedule.

Internships are located in the greater Seattle area. Most internships placements will be in Renton, WA at Kaiser Permanente of Washington’s main campus, but may vary depending on the needs of individual departments.

Areas of Focus

Kaiser Permanente offers internships in a variety of areas across the organization. Through hands-on experience, students grow their written and verbal communication skills, sharpen their time and project management capabilities, and start to create a network of professionals.

Past placements have included:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Product Management
  • Marketing & Public Affairs
  • Quality & Planning
  • Laboratory
  • Product Management
  • Infection Control
  • IT – Business Operations, Enterprise Security Assurance, Integrated Digital Services, Care Delivery Services, and Web Services

Requirements

To be eligible for the summer internship program, the candidate must:

  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Currently be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with junior or senior standing; or between the first and second year of a graduate program at an accredited university
  • Hold a minimum 3.0 GPA

We encourage you to join our Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

What Our People Say

Estevan Campos

Compliance

Ethics & Integrity Intern

I am assisting in the development of SharePoint sites for Behavior Health, Continuum Care, End State Renal Disease and Telehealth. I also have been facilitating meetings and managing projects.

Analeeza Sanchez

National Equity

Inclusion & Diversity Intern

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team, being able to work in a space that promotes diversity and inclusion is so special and being able to partake in work that really champions what KP stands for is a great experience!

Aryonia White

Corporate

Communications Intern

My personal favorite impromptu informational meeting was with Donna Uchida because what started as a meet and greet lunch led to helping create ideas for the CEO Comms Brand Strategy. My personality and candor even led to a private meeting with Bernard Tyson – CEO and Chairman at Kaiser.

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