Newsroom CoxHealth launches non-allied health internship program for college students Posted on April 17, 2023 Beginning summer 2023, CoxHealth is launching its first formal internship program for non-allied health departments across the organization. Students seeking careers in a range of fields from information technology to human resources to finance will have the opportunity to gain experience in fields that are crucial to a health care system.“For some students in majors such as business or computer science, health care may not be top of mind for a career option,” says Katelyn Lenhart, administrative director of workforce development, recruitment and retention. “When in reality, it’s a great option because you can pursue a career you are passionate about while still giving back to the community. We feel it’s important to expose those students to these opportunities and show them the difference they can make.”This will be a paid internship and may qualify as a part of an educational program in which students can earn academic credits from their university. It is a full-time program during the summer, and most positions will span 10 weeks from June to August. After the completion of the summer program, interns could have the opportunity to participate in an extended internship program during their senior year.“There was a lot of thought and consideration that went into this program to ensure students grow and learn from it. Interns will work on meaningful projects directly with CoxHealth leaders, professionals and business partners to gain relevant experience and prepare them for their career after graduation,” says Lenhart.The internship opportunities for this year include positions in the following departments:Clinic OperationsData AnalyticsFinanceHuman ResourcesInformation TechnologyCoxHealth plans to expand the program in future years to other departments.This program is collaborative across the community. CoxHealth is working directly with local schools and organizations, such as the efactory, to encourage students to apply. It is also building on existing internships in some departments that have served CoxHealth over the years.“I started working at CoxHealth when I was 16 and have grown my career here. I love having the opportunity to educate non-allied health majors about the opportunities that a health system can provide for their career," says Joanna Snyder, director of finance at CoxHealth. "Through creating this exposure for students, we can help them grow professionally and show how important their roles are to a health system.”CoxHealth is currently accepting applications from college or university undergraduate students in good academic standing between their junior and senior year to work up to 40 hours a week during the summer months. Interested students can visit coxhealth.com/careers to apply.