Providence Health & Services School Outreach Internship - Volunteers in Action in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is callingundergraduate senior level college or university students to a Summer, 2018 internship with Volunteers in Action at Providence Hood River Hospital.

Preference is given to applicantswho are in the first generation of their families to attend college. For thepurposes of these internship opportunities, this is defined as the applicant'sparent/guardian has not earned a Bachelor's degree.

Purpose :

The Volunteers in Action intern will provide support to the Program Coordinator with administrative

duties. Intern will gain experience in aspects of volunteer management

including scheduling, tracking, data recording, and recruitment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the adoption and integration of Volgistics VolunteerManagement Software

  • Set-up VIA Volgistics account

  • Import volunteer and assignment information fromRideScheduler into Volgistics

  • Update expired volunteer information

  • Expand volunteer profiles to include interests,availability, and demographic information

  • Help VIA go paperless by scanning and uploading currentvolunteer and client paper files into Volgistics and adapting current volunteerand client applications to online format

  • Train volunteers on how to use Volgistics software

  • Assist with the expansion ofoutreach efforts for volunteers

  • Develop and monitor volunteerrewards and recognition programs

  • Assist with events, as needed

  • Shadowing VIA Program Coordinator,as directed

  • Limited direct service to VIA clients,if an interest and opportunity are identified

  • Other duties, as assigned

Internship Benefits

  • Gain hands-on skills and experience working in an officesetting

  • Develop your resume and gain future references

  • Grow confidence within a supportive team setting

  • Build social networks and make new contacts

  • Become an expert in Volgistics Volunteer ManagementSoftware, which is commonly used by a wide variety of volunteer organizations

  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping vulnerable adults tomaintain their independence and quality of life

Internship Details:

Length: One academic quarter/term 10-15 weeks. Maximum of 240

hours (please note, there is no guarantee of a full 240 hours, final

schedule and hours are dependent on internship assignment)

Time Commitment: Be available 2-5 days per week, per term

Work Hours: Dependent on department, business hours are typical.

Less than 20 hours per week.

Pay: $15/hr. Non-benefits eligible.

Start and end dates: June 18-August 31, or once 240 hours have been



Required qualificationsfor this position include:

  • High school diploma orequivalent and completion of 3 years of post-secondary education

  • Enrolled in and working towardsa post-secondary education (Bachelor’s degree) or have graduated with aBachelor's degree within the past six months.

Preferred qualificationsfor this position include:

  • Experience working orvolunteering to address health disparities

  • 1 year of customer serviceexperience

  • Medical terminology courseworkexperience

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish-speaking

After applying, selected

candidates will be sent an online, video recorded interview that can be

completed on a smart phone, computer, or tablet. Candidates selected to move

forward will then be invited to an in-person, panel style interview.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Student / Interns - Allied / Tech positions

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 185295