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Internship and Residency Programs

Moving Forward To Change the World By Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ

Through our leadership development program — available to students and recent graduates — we seek to identify, nurture, and develop students with demonstrated leadership abilities and a desire to work in a Seventh-day Adventist health care organization.

Apply Here For 2022 Residency           Apply Here For 2022 Internship

Residency Program

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Our residency program is designed for recent college graduates who are ready to begin a dynamic career in health care. This up to 3-year program gives you the opportunity to coordinate special projects and interact with leaders at all levels of the organization. You will receive specialized leadership development training that is aligned with our mission-focused culture, and will be challenged in ways that will help you learn and grow into a future leader. Residents will receive up to 2 executive mentors during their program and participate in monthly leadership development events. 

Summer Internship

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Our 12-week immersive internship experience will help you learn about the exciting careers available in health care. The program provides you the opportunity to work with multiple departments and teams so that when you return to school, you will have a clearer picture of what you want to do after you earn your degree.

Residency & Internship Disciplines and Business Expertise:

Please review this page thoroughly as you will indicate your preference for a business discipline in your application. Note that some areas of business expertise are intentionally listed for more than one discipline. 

 

Clinical Leadership

Nursing Leadership

The nursing leadership residency or summer externship is designed to give nursing students a taste of what a career in leadership is all about. They will be paired with a Chief Nursing Officer and then rotated through several key departments. Each rotation will include observation, job shadowing, and project assignment.

Ancillary Leadership

The ancillary leadership business expertise is designed to give students, or early-career practitioners with an interest in leadership, an opportunity to learn more about leading in ancillary services. Students may be working towards degrees including radiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, or laboratory sciences. They will be paired with leaders in their ancillary service line and rotate through key operations. Each rotation will include observation, job shadowing, and project assignment. 

 

Finance

Facilities Management
The facilities of hospitals, clinics and outpatient places are critical to provide excellent health care.  Facilities leaders focus assuring healthy and safe environments for patients and staff.  Facilities teams support building maintenance, environmental services (housekeeping), nutritional services (food service), engineering, security, safety, property management, along with the design and construction of new facilities.  Facilities leaders have varied backgrounds and certifications to effectively lead.
Accounting and Finance

The finance and accounting track provides you with the opportunity to learn more about the financial aspects of health care and to develop your skills as a finance professional in a dynamic environment. You will experience and work with various finance teams, from accounting and financial planning, to reimbursements and revenue cycle. You will also develop an understanding of health care finance with the help of experienced individuals throughout the company, and learn AdventHealth's wholistic approach to health care finance and how it aligns with the mission, vision and values of the organization.

  • Exposure to budgeting, cost analysis, accounting functions, revenue cycle, and strategic financial planning
Information Technology

During this program, interns and residents spend hands-on time serving alongside various teams within AdventHealth Information Services, including web, data center operations, networking and the help desk. They also spend time at hospital facilities observing the I.T. director and assisting in day-to-day operations.

  • AdventHealth - IS Systems and Applications
  • Enterprise Application Security and Authorization Process
  • Data Security Processes
  • Network, Enterprise and Operations
  • Web and Mobile Systems
Revenue Cycle

For those interested in the interactions between customers and financial systems, the revenue cycle track offers you the opportunity to observe business processes from start to finish. This business expertise takes you through the health care revenue cycle, from patient access and registration to billing and collections, so that you can learn the integrated disciplines of finance and clinical operations. You will explore the complexity of health insurance plans and health care's evolving revenue model, and will gain exposure to hospital revenues by working in operations, finance. business analytics, project management, and accounts receivable management.

  • Revenue cycle finance administration
  • Rotations in departments focused on the current and future business model of health care
  • Exposure to operations, finance, business analytics. project management, and accounts receivable management.
Supply Chain

If you enjoy coordinating a complex system of moving parts, building and maintaining strategic partnerships, and enjoy bringing efficiencies to world around you, then our Supply Chain business expertise is designed for you. You will learn about the full life cycle of supplies, services, and equipment for a multi-billion dollar organization from vendor selection and contracting, through storage and distribution. Supply Chain combines the skills of a people manager, strategist, and financial forecaster. You will learn first-hand about our clinical operations as you partner with nurses and physicians to get the resources they need to successfully treat patients.

  • Supply Chain Executive Management
  • Exposure to purchasing, logistics, contracting, acquisitions and operations
  • Corporate and hospital-based rotations
  • Learn about supply chain technologies

 

Human Resources

Human Resources

The human resources business expertise allows you to be part of a  top-performing health care HR team designing and executing progressive strategies. You will learn how the HR team inspires employees to live out their passion and potential while adding business value to the organization. You will participate in all aspects of human resources as well as being exposed to AdventHealth centers of expertise, the HR Shared Services team and the HR business partner function at the facility level. AdventHealth plans to grow significantly over the next 10 years, and that will only be possible with strong human resources leaders who can help grow and develop talent, improve retention, create a compelling employee experience and support our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

  • Human resources administration
  • Project-based rotations through various corporate departments as well as facility-based HR offices

 

 

Information Technology

Information Technology

During this program, interns and residents spend hands-on time serving alongside various teams within AdventHealth Information Services, including web, data center operations, networking and the help desk. They also spend time at hospital facilities observing the I.T. director and assisting in day-to-day operations.

  • AdventHealth - IS Systems and Applications
  • Enterprise Application Security and Authorization Process
  • Data Security Processes
  • Network, Enterprise and Operations
  • Web and Mobile Systems

 

Business Management

Facilities Management

The facilities of hospitals, clinics and outpatient places are critical to provide excellent health care.  Facilities leaders focus assuring healthy and safe environments for patients and staff.  Facilities teams support building maintenance, environmental services (housekeeping), nutritional services (food service), engineering, security, safety, property management, along with the design and construction of new facilities.  Facilities leaders have varied backgrounds and certifications to effectively lead.

Human Resources

The human resources business expertise allows you to be part of a  top-performing health care HR team designing and executing progressive strategies. You will learn how the HR team inspires employees to live out their passion and potential while adding business value to the organization. You will participate in all aspects of human resources as well as being exposed to AdventHealth centers of expertise, the HR Shared Services team and the HR business partner function at the facility level. AdventHealth plans to grow significantly over the next 10 years, and that will only be possible with strong human resources leaders who can help grow and develop talent, improve retention, create a compelling employee experience and support our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

  • Human resources administration
  • Project-based rotations through various corporate departments as well as facility-based HR offices

 

Information Technology

During this program, interns and residents spend hands-on time serving alongside various teams within AdventHealth Information Services, including web, data center operations, networking and the help desk. They also spend time at hospital facilities observing the I.T. director and assisting in day-to-day operations.

  • AdventHealth - IS Systems and Applications
  • Enterprise Application Security and Authorization Process
  • Data Security Processes
  • Network, Enterprise and Operations
  • Web and Mobile Systems
Management

The management business expertise is designed to provide a broad learning experience to equip you for various roles in health care operations and/or administration. This executive leadership development program takes you on a journey through clinical operations , physician leadership, organizational strategy, business development, finance and more. You will work with senior leaders in the acute care, outpatient, and post-acute care environments to learn how AdventHealth joins a mission- centered culture with business strategy. This track provides exposure to all facets of AdventHealth operations with the goal of preparing you for executive roles across the system.

  • Health care operations and/or administration
  • Rotations designed around the current and future business of health care 

 
Marketing and Strategic Planning

The marketing and strategic planning business expertise is for those who enjoy tackling complex problems and leading teams to new and innovative solutions. You will explore how health care innovation occurs, and interact with start-up companies that will become the next generation of health care suppliers. You will practice the science and art of creating and executing business development plans, be exposed to a major branding campaign, and learn about the latest digital consumer technology.

Interns will rotate through at least two departments of the Strategy team: Consumer Marketing & Media Relations; Digital Media & Brand Management; Business Development & Population Health. 

  • Executive marketing and strategic planning
  • Broad exposure across AdventHealth focused on all aspects of strategic development
Network Management

Healthcare more and more is being delivered through new services to assure the health of an entire population (for example an employee group).  Network professionals lead physician networks, improve patient care, manage “risk” payments and assure the ongoing health of “populations”.  Assuring best practices along preventive care for patients is critical.  Network leaders have varied backgrounds and certifications to effectively lead.

Physician Enterprise

Physicians are at the  core of AdventHealth. Their work makes it possible for AdventHealth to sustain and grow its ministry of care. The physician practice management leadership track helps you understand how building and maintaining a strong coalition of physicians who are aligned with AdventHealth's mission and values is critical to the delivery of health care. From people management to financial strategy, you will gain exposure to the life cycle of a physician practice, and will further develop.

  • Physician practice management and strategy
  • Exposure to the full spectrum of physician practice activities: operations, HR, finance, etc.
Supply Chain

If you enjoy coordinating a complex system of moving parts, building and maintaining strategic partnerships, and enjoy bringing efficiencies to world around you, then our Supply Chain business expertise is designed for you. You will learn about the full life cycle of supplies, services, and equipment for a multibillion dollar organization from vendor selection and contracting, through storage and distribution. Supply Chain combines the skills of a people manager, strategist, and financial forecaster. You will learn firsthand about our clinical operations as you partner with nurses and physicians to get the resources they need to successfully treat patients.

  • Supply Chain Executive Management
  • Exposure to purchasing, logistics, contracting, acquisitions and operations
  • Corporate and hospital-based rotations
  • Learn about supply chain technologies

 

 

Marketing and Strategic Planning

Marketing and Strategic Planning

The marketing and strategic planning business expertise is for those who enjoy tackling complex problems and leading teams to new and innovative solutions. You will explore how health care innovation occurs, and interact with start-up companies that will become the next generation of health care suppliers. You will practice the science and art of creating and executing business development plans, be exposed to a major branding campaign, and learn about the latest digital consumer technology.

Interns will rotate through at least two departments of the Strategy team: Consumer Marketing & Media Relations; Digital Media & Brand Management; Business Development & Population Health. 

  • Executive marketing and strategic planning
  • Broad exposure across AdventHealth focused on all aspects of strategic development

 

Mission and Ministry

Wholeness Program
The Wholeness Program  provides opportunities to experience the breadth of roles related to mission and observe how wholeness and whole-person care connect to hospital operations, clinical care and community work. The intern will be assigned to an executive level leader and will have opportunities to shadow program leaders, attend strategic meetings, and contribute to ongoing projects.

2021 Campus Visit Schedule

  • Southern Adventist University  |  9/7 - 9/8
  • Oakwood University  |  9/9 - 9/10
  • Southwestern Adventist University  |  9/27 - 9/28
  • Union College  |  9/29 - 9/30
  • Andrews University  |  10/6 - 10/7
  • Walla Walla University  |  10/11 - 10/12
  • Pacific Union College  |  10/18 - 10/19
  • La Sierra University  |  10/27 - 10/28
  • Loma Linda University  |  10/25 - 10/26
  • AdventHealth University  |  Virtual Visit

Apply Here For 2022 Residency          Apply Here For 2022 Internship

Qualifications

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Internship

GPA: 3.2 or higher.

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Residency

Graduating Senior, GPA 3.4 or higher.

Process Timeline

Process Timeline*

September - October
See Schedule for On-campus recruitment and interviews

November 1
Application Deadline

May (3rd week)
Mandatory Intern Orientation

June/July/August
Residencies begin (may vary)

*The sooner your application is submitted, the sooner it will be reviewed! 

Step 1

Complete Employee Application and Behavioral Assessment

Behavioral assessment link will be emailed to you upon application submission, and will expire 2 days after email is received

Step 2

Complete the Program Application

Application includes a video interview, so we can learn more about your personality, skills and interests


 

Contact Us 

Emerging Leaders Team

Email: Stephen.Smith@AdventHealth.com

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