The Turner-UCLA Allied Health Internship Program is implemented by the UCLA Community Engagement Program, in partnership with Bobby and Lauren Turner, to provide learning opportunities for high school students and recent graduates in finding out more about careers in the entry-level, allied health professions. The one week long, summer internship program is designed to address workforce shortages and offers career education for students from under-resourced communities who express interest in learning about health care career opportunities. For our students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, we offer a range of shadowing opportunities from entry-level, clinical and administrative positions. We want to highlight rewarding careers in healthcare that do not require traditional four-year college education or medical school. Our goal is to expose students to the many opportunities in healthcare, with hopes that students will be inspired to pursue some of our scholarship opportunities for the short-term allied health training professions.
Through the Allied Healthcare Careers Program and the expansion of the Turner-UCLA Allied Health Internship Program, we hope to inspire many more students to enter the helping professions. Our Allied Healthcare Careers Program has reached close to 90 high schools and organizations to date, with established local partnerships with community based organizations such as Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Kid City Hope Place and UCLA YouthSource Center. This transformative experience has shaped our students’ futures and will impact countless others as the scholars begin their careers and deliver skilled, compassionate care to patients in and around our community.
Applications for 2019 have closed. Applications will reopen for the next cohorts in January 2020. For all other questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.