MaineHealth Summer Internship Program

2018 interns

The MaineHealth Summer Internship Program provides a terrific opportunity for students to gain valuable insight and hands-on experience within Maine's largest healthcare system. We take pride in the high-quality work that our summer interns produce and pay a competitive hourly rate. This is a non-clinical, internship program and most interns work out of our corporate office at 110 Free Street in Portland Maine (a few work at other locations in Scarborough and Falmouth, Maine.)

Interns are paired with a MaineHealth employee who will be their preceptor and mentor for the summer. The preceptor will assign tasks and projects to the student. In addition to working closely with their preceptor, the interns will attend several learning sessions throughout the summer - including discussions with MaineHealth senior leaders, informative presentations about how to write effective resumes and cover letters, and mock-interview sessions to practice answering behavior-based interview questions. 

Timeline

  • Applications: The timeline to apply for this internship program is February 1 – March 15. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Interviews: Preceptors conduct interviews and select their intern(s) in March and April. *Interviews may be completed via phone or Skype if the student is unable to attend an in-person interview.
  • Hiring and On-Boarding: Students complete the hiring and on-boarding process in April and May. *You will need to be able to come to Portland for some of the on-boarding process.
  • Orientation: A mandatory Intern orientation takes place on June 3, 2019
  • Internship: Interns work and learn 20-40 hours per week with their preceptor June – August. 
  • Final Presentation: All interns are required to present a summary of their internship at the end of the summer. 


Eligibility

To be considered for a MaineHealth Summer Internship position, students must be in good academic standing and currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) at an accredited educational institution (college, university, graduate school, medical school, etc.).

Things to Consider

  • There are several hiring/onboarding tasks that will happen April - May. The student will need to be in Portland, ME for some of these tasks.
  • Interns are also required to attend an intern orientation session in early June before they can officially start their internship at MaineHealth.

Internship Positions for Summer 2019

Department: Healthy Aging

Department: Healthy Aging
Hours per week: 32

Brief description: This intern will be involved with the Healthy Aging department's program evaluation project, which will include the following tasks & responsibilities:

- Literature search and review
- Survey design
- Data collection
- Data analysis
- Report writing
- Present findings to stakeholders
- Submit abstract for aging conference

Click here to apply for this internship position.

Department: Education & Training

DepartmentEducation & Training
Hours per week: 20 – 32 

Brief description: This intern will be involved with a variety of projects that are focused on health literacy and patient-centered communication. This intern will also collaborate with MaineHealth's opioid education work group to assist in conducting a large-scale assessment of all of the patient education resources that are utilized within the MaineHealth system.


Click here to apply for this internship position.

Department: Access to Care

DepartmentAccess to Care
Hours per week: 32 – 40

Brief description: This intern will be involved with many tasks related to the MaineCare Expansion. They will assist consumers with enrollment in eligible MaineCare categories. Additionally, they will assist the pilot program initiatives, which may include some on-site hospital work.


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DepartmentAccess to Care
Hours per week: 40 

Brief description: This intern will work with the Access to Care team to help ATC enrollees enroll in open MaineCare categories. They will also assist with the process for screening people for MedAccess, CarePartners, and coverage team help.

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Department: Digital Strategy

Department: Digital Strategy
Hours per week: 40

Brief description: This intern will work closely with the Digital Strategy team. They will be involved with a variety of projects, including:
- Search engine marketing and optimization
- User experience testing and design
- Web content management and writing
 

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Department: Homeless Health Partners

DepartmentHomeless Health Partners
Hours per week: 32 – 40

Brief description: This intern will be involved with patient engagement and registration at the MMC Preble Street Learning Collaborative. They will help patients complete applications for basic healthcare needs. In addition, the intern will:

- Provide outreach support to patients in the neighborhood
- Support onsite social work and clinical staff in day-to-day tasks
- Complete administrative and data-related tasks

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Department: Center for Performance Improvement / MaineHealth OpEx

Department: Center for Performance Improvement / MaineHealth OpEx
Hours per week: 32

Brief description: This intern will work closely with Center for Performance Improvement and OpEx (Operational Excellence) team members. The intern will be involved with a variety of projects.


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Department: Center for Performance Improvement
Hours per week: 40

Brief description: This intern will collaborate with the Management Engineering team at the Center for Performance Improvement. This intern will have the opportunity to learn about project management and process improvement tools (developing charters & timelines, root cause analysis, statistical analysis in Excel, etc.) They will gain exposure to healthcare operations through direct observations and Operational Excellence. The intern will be tasked with coming up with innovative solutions to programs related to capacity and patient flow at Maine Medical Center.

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Department: Planning

Department: Planning
Hours per week: 40

Brief description: This intern will collaborate with Planning Department leadership and analytics team members to conduct a strategic planning project for our system, which will include the following tasks & responsibilities:
- Analyze statewide discharge data, and other internal hospital data
- Facilitate meetings
- Conduct stakeholder interviews and/or surveys
- Carry out a needs assessment
This intern will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clinical professionals.

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Department: Child Health

DepartmentChild Health
Hours per week: 32

Brief description: This intern will be involved in a variety of prevention and public health focus areas, including childhood immunization, colorectal cancer screening, diabetes, hospital food service, oral health integration, and efforts related the care of pregnant women affected by the opioid crisis. Tasks and responsibilities will include:

- Performing site visits to hospitals and primary care practices
- Programmatic staff interviews
- Material development
- Data analysis

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Department: Telehealth

Department: Telehealth
Hours per week: 40

Brief description: This intern will work closely with the Telehealth Team to support several service lines in improving the delivery of quality care across the MaineHealth system. Telehealth is designed to be the innovation hub for patient-centered healthcare delivery through the integration of advanced telemedicine technology. Tasks and responsibilities will include:
- Conduct research and develop an operations manual for 'at home' virtual visits
- Survey healthcare providers about cardiology, diabetes, palliative care, integrated medication assisted treatment
- Support the launch of the new virtual support group project for the Maine Children's Cancer Program
- Participate in cross-functional rounding, learning about different components of a successful telehealth program 

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Department: Improving Care Coordination Dashboard Action Team

Department: Improving Care Coordination Dashboard Action Team
Hours per week: 20

Brief description: This intern will work closely with the Improving Care Coordination Dashboard Action Team. Tasks for this intern will include:
- Targeted literature review
- Analyze qualitative and quantitative data
- Research best practice interventions related to care coordination of complex care patients, especially elderly in rural areas
- Synthesize and organize data to provide additional insights to current and prior interventions 

In addition, the intern will also help to plan and provide onsite support for a half-day learning session for the Dashboard Action Team.

Click here to apply for this internship position.

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