Providence Ready Alaska Summer Internships

Alaska’s Internship Program

Start your non-clinical career in healthcare with a paid Providence Ready Alaska summer internship! Healthcare is a team sport and that team includes many non-clinical professionals. Our internships are designed to provide on the job learning, mentoring, and exposure to what it's like to work for the largest healthcare employer in Alaska. For Summer 2023, internship opportunities are available in the departments below.

  • Food and Nutrition Services – The Food and Nutrition intern will learn about the operations involved in keeping our patients and visitors well nourished. The intern will work on a number of projects, including updating prices in an industry database, label printing projects, and setting inventory levels. In this role, you’ll make meaningful process improvements that will impact how the Food and Nutrition teams serve their customers.
  • Real Estate Strategy and Operations (RESO) - The RESO intern will help Providence meet its commitment to be carbon negative by 2030. The intern will help develop a process for diverting donatable physical goods from the landfill and help implement it across all ministries in Alaska. In this role, you’ll learn about emissions and waste in healthcare and how to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Providence Imaging Center (PIC) - details coming soon!
  • Providence Alaska Foundation (PAF) - The PAF intern will have the opportunity to work on many projects, including things like online donor fund development, policy evaluations and audits, and data integrity analysis in a Customer Relationship Management platform. In this role, you’ll learn about the science and art of working with community partners, project management planning, content writing, and how to thrive in a hybrid work environment. The PAF intern will spend time working remotely, so having a reliable computer is important.

Most internships will be in person, with occasional remote work depending on the intern’s host department operations. There may be an opportunity for a virtual internship.

Interns will gain experience working in a highly matrixed healthcare organization. Each intern will be paired with a host department and supervisor, where they will have hands on work experience, mentorship, and exposure to what it takes to run healthcare organizations. Interns will also:

  • Participate in Providence’s new caregiver orientation
  • Learn Providence’s deep history in Alaska
  • Get experience working with Office 365 products like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint
  • Learn about trends in healthcare administration from experienced executive leaders
  • Get presentation and public speaking practice in an end of summer presentation
  • Make connections in Alaska’s largest healthcare employer

The internship will start on June 5, 2023 and will end on August 11, 2023. Interns should expect to work no more than 40 hours per week and no more than 8 hours per day plus a 30-minute lunch break, during normal business hours.

Internship positions are paid, temporary positions and are not eligible for PTO and other benefits. Pay will vary based on experience with the pay range listed on the job posting.

We’re looking for the next generation of biggest hearts and brightest minds.

Candidates for our intern positions must:

  • Have a substantial connection to Alaska AND
  • Be enrolled in post-secondary study and have completed at least one year AND
  • Be in good academic standing AND
  • Be able to pass background check and caregiver health screening

Apply through the Providence Jobs site ( Search for ‘student intern’ to find the application. Please include a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • What interests you in working for Providence?
  • What are your career goals and how would this internship help you achieve those goals?
  • If you are not sure what your career goals are yet, tell us why you picked your major and what has most interested you in that area of study.

Interviews will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams. After a brief screening interview, invited candidates will interview with one to four representatives from host departments most relevant to their career goals and/or academic background. Expect at least 6 interview questions.