http://www.healthcareers.org

Health Career Connection

Future Physican Leaders Intern

June - August 2020 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

I learned a lot about public health programming. I had also done FPL as a participant so it was very full-circle for me to come back as a facilitator

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person, but obviously that’s to no fault of the organization. I’m very thankful to have the opportunity at all.

Advice

Take it all in, there is a lot of info thrown at you but also a lot of great opportunities.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Engagement Specialist

June - August 2020 • Oakland, CA

What I liked

The support Health Career Connection (HCC) provides to its interns. We had lots of workshops on various topics from skill-building workshops on excel to life and career planning to COVID-19 mitigation strategies in health. They really try to match their interns with an organization that fits your interest. I was matched with Bay Area PLAN and was given a lot of leeway and independence to run my own projects, while still receiving lots of support, which I liked. We also switched to a remote version due to COVID-19 and they made it work really well.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more time to interact with our internship cohort, online mixers or workshops to help develop our skills in teams maybe, so we can get to know each other better. Everyone seemed so talented and driven, it would have been nice to better establish that connection with them.

Advice

Network with as many people as you can, be open and willing to share your story. Utilize this experience to determine what your authentic health career looks like and if it what your internship experience aligns with that or not.
1 person found this helpful

Intern

June - August 2019 • Fresno, CA

What I liked

Connecting with the community and learning about health advocacy.

What I wish was different

More community events.

Advice

Network, network, network! And push to do a project that you find will positively impact the community.
Be the first to mark this as helpful