Kaiser Permanente Northwest

About Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our world-class medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, care delivery and chronic disease management.

Kaiser Permanente’s history in the Pacific Northwest goes back to the medical group established to serve workers and their families during construction of Grand Coulee Dam in northeastern Washington in the late 1930s. During World War II, those physicians served workers and their families at the Kaiser shipyards in Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash. With the closing of the shipyards in 1945, enrollment was opened to the community.

Northwest Internship Program: Prepare For A Successful Career
Looking to bolster your skills for a career in administration? This program offers qualified students rewarding, paid high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level internships in business administration and management, pharmacy, dental administration, research, and hospital operations throughout Oregon and the Southwest Washington area.

We’re looking for tomorrow’s leaders. People who are bold, creative, curious, and excited to contribute to the future of health. As an intern at Kaiser Permanente, you’ll develop your skills — and your confidence — as a member of an engaged, innovative, and exciting team.

We offer internships in a variety of settings and locations. Ready to dig in to what you're passionate about?


Certified Dental Assistant

June 2017 Salem, OR
“I love getting to work with dentists and dental hygienists, and I love helping people. I am currently in the dental hygiene program so I get to continue learning through my job.”

Healthcare administration and operations intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Hillsboro, OR
“In my specific internship I had a variety of different projects that I was able to work on. I was able to work on reforming primary care fax workflow, building out decision trees for health connect, and exposure to Sharepoint. In addition, tons of networking opportunities are provided for the interns to connect and develop professionally. I was able to diversify and develop my technical and professional skills. ”
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