Health Career Connection
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

P: (866) 579-4442

Director: Maritza Penagos

Contact: Health Career Connection
P: (866) 579-4442

Health Career Connection Summer Internship Program

Year Program Started: 1985

Max. Participants/Year: varies, 120 per year

Application Deadline: February

Program Timeframe: summer (10 consecutive weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: college, recent college graduates

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group, African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, White non-Hispanic

Type of Program: internship/fellowship, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: for credit, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (undergraduate, typically 2nd or 3rd year, or recent college graduates), area of residence (must live in or relocate to region)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: education (health, science), nursing, nutrition, public health, economics, business administration

Additional Comments: Health Career Connection (HCC) provides internships that provide exposure to public health and health administration in Boston, New York, New Jersey, and California (Northern, Central, and Southern, including the newest region, Coachella Valley). We focus our recruitment efforts on public health-related undergraduate majors, although we accept students from all majors, including those who are pre-med with a strong interest in public health.