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Undergraduate Intern, Institute for Health Policy

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 862784 Date posted: 02/11/2020
Description:

Summer 2020 Internship

Department description:

The Government Relations Department-s mission is to advance and protect the ability of Kaiser Permanente to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.


Project Overview:

The Intern will work on projects supporting communications for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, an internal health policy think tank that shapes policy and practice with evidence and experience from the nation-s largest private integrated health care delivery and financing organization.


Desired Skillset:

- Pursuing a bachelor's degree or have graduated from an accredited university within the last year with a focus on Public Health, Public Relations & Communications or Health and/or Public Policy

- Interest in and knowledge of current health policy issues

- Strong organizational skills

- Strong written communications and editing skills

- Project management skills 

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Essential Functions:
- Contributing to a designated project or initiative to meet a KP business objective.
- Report development and analytics.
- Project management - planning, execution, and measurement.
- Learning new applications needed to complete assignments or support the execution of business objectives.
- Job shadowing in other functional areas.
- Performing additional duties as required.


Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- N/A
Education
- Pursuing a bachelor's degree or have graduated from an accredited university within the last year.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
 
Additional Requirements:
- Aptitude to perform data and process analytics and formulating solutions
- Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
 

Preferred Qualifications:
- 3.0 GPA or above.
- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Proven ability to build effective working relationships as well as strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to learn quickly and experience producing high quality work in short periods of time.

- Interest in and knowledge of current health policy issues.

- Strong written communication and editing skills.

- Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

- Strong project management skills.

- Strong organizational skills.

Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Internship Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Communications Specialty: Communication Professional Department: Institute for Health Policy Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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