Oregon Programs

The Providence Ready Department offers paid internships in Oregon for college seniors and graduate students throughout the year. Students from any major are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to first generational college students (parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree).

The internships are designed to provide mentorship, training, and opportunities to develop new skills. Some interns will have specific job roles while others will have project-based responsibilities. Each intern will be matched to a specific department and assigned a direct supervisor. As an intern, you’ll have:

  • Providence employee orientation
  • Exposure to various departments within Providence through informational interviewing and/or job shadowing 
  • Opportunities to participate in surgical viewings and/or career exposure events
  • Intern workshops on topics including: Organization, Professionalism, How to Get a Job, Leadership Skills, and Goal Setting
  • Mentorship from your direct supervisor(s) and an opportunity to get hands on work experience in the department you are placed in 

We typically have 5-30 positions available each term with more positions available in the summer term. The specific number of hours for the internship will be listed on the posting, which will be on our careers page. The pay rate will also be listed on the job posting. 

Undergraduate seniors and graduate students are eligible for the respective types of internships. Applicants will need to check the specific job posting to determine the location requirements.

We are looking for applicants that demonstrate a commitment to helping under-served members of our communities. Those with good customer service skills who can relate well with individuals from varying backgrounds are preferred.

What are the work hours?

Participants can work 1-5 days a week, but no more than 40 hours per week and 8 hours per day. Internship days can be scheduled around academic responsibilities. Time off will be considered, but not necessarily granted. Intern schedules will be worked out between the intern and their direct supervisor after the interview process.

How do I apply?

Apply through the Providence Jobs site. Please include a resume and cover letter.

What are the important dates?

Due to COVID-19 we have postponed most undergraduate internship opportunities for the time being. Please check back for updates on 2022 opportunities. Graduate student internships are being offered remotely. Apply for graduate student internships.  

After applying, selected candidates will be sent an online interview screen (either a recorded video interview or text screen). Candidates should complete this screen within a maximum of 5 days after receiving it. It can be completed on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Candidates selected to move forward will then be invited to a panel-style, interview. 

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.

We hope that you consider applying! 

Guidelines for school affiliations

Welcome to Providence! We are excited to have you join us as a contractor or student and we look forward to serving with you!  If you are a student or faculty who already has your clinical experience secured with Providence, this site will provide you with resources that will help you navigate Providence for the time you are with us.

  • All colleges/universities and high schools that send their students to Providence for practicums will maintain school affiliation agreements with Providence and will adhere to all terms contained within the school affiliation agreement.
  • All students participating in practicums will be currently enrolled in a school that maintains a school affiliation with Providence.
  • High school student activities: High school students have no scope of practice and any work they do must be for their learning purposes only, not for the benefit of Providence. Their work must never be used to replace an employee.
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