The Center offers an exciting and fast-paced environment for motivated individuals interested in effecting systemic change across the health care industry. Learn more about opportunities to join our team below.
Innovation Accelerator internship opportunities
Clinical trials project intern: The clinical trials project is a collaboration between the Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Center for Health Care Innovation. The team is looking for an intern to dedicate 15-20 hours per week from February 2017 - April 2017. Learn more about the role and how to apply here.
Summer internship opportunities
Service design summer internship: The service design summer internship offers students an opportunity to apply design methodologies in complex clinical settings. To start, interns participate in a two-week design sprint to learn about the center’s methods. Mentors guide interns as they move through the sprint, and at the end of two weeks, the group presents their work to clinical partners. Following the design sprint, interns learn about ongoing work at the center and select a project to work on for the remainder of the internship. Interns are considered co-equal members of the project team, and have the opportunity to make valuable contributions.
Application period: January 15 - March 1 (anually) | Duration: 10-12 weeks | Time commitment: 20-40 hrs/wk | Compensation: Paid
Medical student summer internship: The medical student summer internship offers students at the Perelman School of Medicine a unique opportunity between their first and second year. The internship begins with a crash course in innovation methods. The crash course is an intensive, exciting week of presentations, one-on-one sessions, and fieldwork experience through a design sprint. After the design sprint, interns gain hands-on experience working on a project focused on health care delivery innovation. Interns become an integral part of a multidisciplinary team that includes important stakeholders from across the health system. In most cases, interns get the opportunity to work in all four phases of the double-diamond over the course of the summer.
Application period: January 15 - March 1 (annually) | Duration: 10-12 weeks | Time commitment: 40 hrs/wk | Compensation: Paid
Innovation management internship: The Center for Health Care Innovation is dedicated to facilitating the development, testing, and implementation of new strategies that improve patient outcomes and care value. The innovation managment intern will have the opportunity to work on projects focused on connecting with patients outside of traditional venues; improving the health and health care of our employee population; reducing the cost of health care while maintaining and improving outcomes; and enabling a culture of innovation at Penn Medicine. Motivated and entrepreneurial individuals hoping to drive systemic change at Penn Medicine and across the health care industry should apply.
Application period: January 15 - March 1 (annually) | | Duration: 10-12 weeks | Time commitment: 40 hrs/wk | Compensation: Paid
Additional internship opportunities
Clinical informatics internship: The clinical informatics internship enables students to assist with developing, testing and implementing novel IT solutions in health care settings. Over the course of the year, interns learn at least one skill set - either front end web-design or database querying - and assist with building tools for center projects. Clinical informatics interns also serve as the primary project manager for one or two programs, such as mHealth labs during their tenure. Deliverables from the year include: reports about innovation methods applied to new projects, initial build and subsequent iterations on digital tools informed by user testing and feedback, and analyses of outcomes for small-scale tests or pilots.
Apply | Application deadline: May 1, 2017 | Duration: 1 year | Time commitment: 35 hrs/wk | Compensation: Paid
Accelerator internship: The accelerator internship connects students with teams participating in the Innovation Accelerator Program each fall. Interns gain hands-on experience and receive direct mentorship from center staff and project teams working to solve some of health cares's biggest problems. Students from a variety of educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply including medical and nursing students, MBAs, engineering students, design students and more.
Application period opens: July 17, 2017 | Application deadline: October 2, 2017 | Duration: October – April | Time commitment: 10-15 hrs/wk | Compensation: Paid