The Jackson Orthopedic Foundation Summer Intern Program is designed to provide college students with an immersion experience in healthcare. The program gives college students the opportunity to explore various health fields while shadowing experienced providers as they treat patients. This is an unpaid opportunity.
Whether a student is interested in becoming a nurse, a physician, a physician assistant, or a physical or occupational therapist, this internship allows each student the chance to witness the unique aspects of each professional role.
JOF's Summer Intern Program provides an opportunity for college students to explore multidisciplinary health care professions by shadowing practicing providers. One of Jackson Orthopedic Foundation's most popular programs, the program is scheduled to run from July 10 - August 18.
Emphasis in the program is placed upon musculoskeletal health, focusing on conditions affecting the bones, muscles, and joints. Students learn some basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and have the chance to present case studies during weekly conferences with each other in guided, group learning sessions.
Throughout the six-week program, teamwork is emphasized and professional collaboration is explored in weekly team conferences. Flexibility is incorporated into the schedules of the students to allow for summer school and work commitments, enabling JOF's Summer Interns to complete their hours within the program's designated time frames and still get the most out of this unique opportunity.
Prerequisites for the program include an interest in a career in the medical field and one completed year of college education. The program provides an immersion experience in the day to day jobs of a variety of health care providers, including exposure to research and health care education.
To apply online: complete our Summer Intern Program Volunteer Agreement/Application Webform and you will be contacted for an interview.
You can download the application in printable PDF format, and email it along with your supporting documents (preferably in PDF format) to our Internship Co-ordinator or submit via USPS.
Please include the following along with this application submission:
• High school transcripts
• All college grades to date
• One letter of recommendation from a previous employer
• Additional letters of recommendation are optional
• A statement regarding your interest in a career in the medical profession. Include why you are interested in a career in medicine, what type of health care professional you want to be, why you think you are qualified for internship program, and how it will help you decide if a career in medicine is right for you.
In addition to the above application, a personal interview is required of selected applicants. We will contact you to schedule an interview so that it can fit into any school breaks that you may have when you are in the Oakland area.
Completed applications must be received by June 10 for the summer 2017 program
Please send all information to:
JACKSON ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION
3317 Elm Street, #201
Oakland, California 94609