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Intern Program

UCLA Student VolunteersAn exciting opportunity awaits for a select individual seeking to gain experience in health care management with UCLA Health.  This position will work directly with the Senior Administration team providing support and assistance to various projects and assignments.

The chosen candidate will be able to shadow various health care administrators, attend management meetings and observe senior team leadership.  This is a great opportunity to see and experience firsthand what is involved in the administration of UCLA Health. 

The internship requires 15 hours per week and at least a nine month commitment. We do not accept student-for-credit volunteers. This is a non-paid position. Letter of recommendation will be provided upon completion of internship.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Must be an undergraduate or already with a degree; some positions require a Master's level student
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize and follow-through on assignments
  • Must possess good customer-service skills and act in a professional manner
  • Proficient in Word, Microsoft and Excel
  • Strong adherence to UC HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines and regulations required
  • Candidate must be flexible, and possess a positive attitude
  • Experience in an office environment working as part of a team

Please note that all internships are non-clinical in nature, and focus primarily on the business or administrative component of healthcare. Below is a listing of the positions available. Read over the descriptions and when applying (link at bottom of the page), make reference to the positions you wish to be considered for.

Internship Categories:


Information Technology

Patient Experience

Quality and Safety


Clinical Neurophysiology

Care Coordination and Clinical Social Work

Pfleger Liver Institute & General Surgery

Laboratory Operations

Medical Coding & Clinical Documentation

Nursing Ronald Reagan #1

Nursing Ronald Reagan #2

Nursing Santa Monica #1

Planning, Design and Construction





Employee Volunteer Interpreter Program (EVIP)

Surgical Waiting Area


Radiation Oncology

Quality & Safety



Please note, you will not be allowed to log out and return to complete the application so please have your work and volunteer history ready when you begin to complete the online form. You will have an hour to fill out the application online.

If you have questions about the program, you may contact Silva Thomas via email sithomas@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310.267.8186.