Internship Overview

Application Checklist

  • The Fall 2019 application is now CLOSED

  • Resume and Short Response (No Cover Letter Required; you can disregard this in the application!)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the internship schedule?

Students must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours/week during regular business hours (M-F, 9 AM-5 PM). This internship is a good fit for students with a flexible schedule, for example, students who have a free class period or for students who attend schools with work-based learning time.

What is the internship like?

Students will receive training prior to starting their internship on topics like e-mail and phone etiquette, networking, professionalism etc. After this students will intern in a department or program where they will work on projects with their mentor(s)/preceptor(s). We will also go on a field-trip.

What is the application process and timeline? 
Applications will be open from August 1-August 23, 2019. Extensions are rarely granted and all files must be received before the deadline. Beginning in mid August, we will send out notices and scheduling for interviews if you are chosen. Final notices for acceptance into internships are sent out in late-August. Please continue to check your emails regularly as to not miss any deadlines. 

What documents will I need to apply? 
You will need to submit your resume and short response as to why you are interested in this internship. No Cover Letter is needed ; you can disregard this in the application!

Where will interviews be held? 
Internships will be held in Oakland or San Leandro. Both locations. Locations are near/across BART stations. 

What GPA do I need to apply? 
There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply to any of the internship. All students can apply.

What grade level are students eligible to apply? 
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) allows all high school aged students to apply. Must be in grades 9th-12th.

Do I need to attend an OUSD school to be eligible? 
You do not need to be an OUSD student to apply to the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) internship, but you do need to be a City of Oakland resident. This is because of our grant funding. Participants must be Oakland residents.

Is this a paid internship?
Yes. All students will be given a $$$ stipend upon completion of their program.

What are the important program dates?

Application Opens: August 1, 2019

Deadline to Apply: August 23, 2019

Interview Notifications: Rolling in late August 2019

Acceptance Notifications: Early September 2019

Program Dates: September 16, 2019 - December 20, 2019