Internship Overview

Application Checklist

  • Application due on March 9th, 2018 at 11:59 PM
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (if requested)
  • Transcript (if requested)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application process and timeline? 
Applications will be opened from January 8th to March 9th. Extensions are rarely granted and all files must be received before the deadline. Beginning in April, we will send out notices and scheduling for interviews if you are chosen. Final notices for acceptance into internships are sent out in mid-May. 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 personal statement. Some internships may require you to submit a letter of reference from your teacher.

How many internships can I apply to? 
You may apply to all three internships.

Where will interviews be held? 
Interviews will be scheduled by the host organization(s) of the internship(s) you applied to. Internships will be held in Oakland or San Leandro. 

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

What grade level are students eligible to apply? 
Mentoring in Medicine & Science (MIMS) and Health Excellence & Academic Leadership (HEAL) prioritizes Juniors and Sophomores. Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) allows all students to apply but prioritizes Juniors. 

Do I need to attend an OUSD school to be eligible? 
You need to attend an OUSD school to apply to the Mentoring in Medicine & Science (MIMS), and Health Excellence & Academic Leadership (HEAL) internships. 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 an Oakland resident.

Is this a paid internship?
Yes. All students will be given a $1000 stipend upon completion of their program. In order to receive payment, students must enroll in ECCO via their OUSD Work-Based Learning Liaison.