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Administrative Intern

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Job ID: 318
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The intention of the Administrative Internship Program is to provide meaningful project-based work to graduate students in preparation for their career and in pursuit of their interests. Our expectation is that participants will contribute not only to the projects and departments in which they work, but also to UNC Health Care as a whole. 

Internship dates: 

Applicants must be able to start on May 17, June 1, or June 14 and be willing/able to commit to 10-12 weeks. 

Application Requirements (should be uploaded during online application process): 

  • Cover letter – the letter can be addressed to the “AIP Selection Committee.” 
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript 
  • Online application 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

As part of the application process, you will be asked to rank your top three choices among the options listed and described below. UNC Health Care will make best efforts to align your interests with our opportunities. Please provide an explanation for your interest in a particular area as part of your cover letter, along with an explanation of your related experience and interest in UNC Health Care. 

Area of Interest: 

  • Healthcare Analytics includes the use of analytical modeling tools to review and suggest changes to improve administrative and/or clinical outcomes
  • Communications & Marketing Includes work to support internal and external communications and marketing efforts 
  • Finance Includes review of strategic finance and use of project management skills to manage multiple hospital-wide initiatives impacting growth, financial performance, quality clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction and loyalty 
  • Human Resources Includes work on development, implementation, and maintenance of organizational structures to support all aspects of human resources 
  • Operational Efficiency includes training in and use of tools like Lean Six Sigma to enhance either/both administrative and/or clinical operations
  • Operations includes support service line leadership with a particular operational need, such as supporting the launch of a telehealth program   
  • Quality Improvement includes analysis and deployment of interventions to improve clinical outcomes such as patient safety indicators like reducing CLABSI rates
  • Strategy includes data analysis of internal and external data and stakeholder interviews to derive strategic plans for service lines and/or hospitals  
  • Legal Includes a wide array of projects and research typical of the issues that may be presented to a health care system legal office – examples might include compliance, privacy, fraud and abuse, medical staff, peer review, patient rights, physician arrangements, and employment


Education Requirements:
● Bachelors degree
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required. Must intern in an area tied to their Master's program

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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