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Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP)

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Have you considered pursuing a career in health administration? With the increasing focus on health economics, business and patient care support services and public health infrastructure, careers in health administration are in demand. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP) provides young adults in Los Angeles the opportunity to gain practical experience and competencies essential to an entry-level career in health administration.

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Examples of Industry Careers:

  • Hospital Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Patient Relations
  • Office Management
  • Information Technology
  • Community Health, Education and Outreach
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Population Health
  • Philanthropy

What Do CHAMP Interns Gain?

CHAMP interns participate in a series of career readiness workshops focused on, but not limited to, understanding hospital operations and infrastructure, finance, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. All interns are then matched with one department within the hospital, where they will gain practical experience through a project-based internship with an administrative healthcare professional. The internship will provide the opportunity to learn essential skills for entry-level employment, build significant professional relationships, and establish a defined career pathway.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Be currently enrolled as a student
  • Have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Must complete a CHLA Health Screening
    • Must clear a background check
    • Must clear a drug/alcohol screening test
    • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Meet all mandated requirements for internships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Selected applicants must be able to attend orientation on September 9, 2024 and be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in September for professional development workshops. The project-based internship will begin in October 2024 and end December 2024. Internship hours will vary depending upon the assigned project. More information to come.

Application Requirements

Applications will open for our Fall Cohort on Friday, August 2 and close when 200 applications have been received or by Friday, August 16 at midnight, whichever comes first. Only the first 200 applications submitted will be reviewed for this competitive process.

Application requires:

  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be from a professor, former employer, or previous internship supervisor. Letters from family or friends will not be accepted).
  • Personal statement: Discuss two of your strengths and how they align with CHLA’s mission and core values. In addition, explain why you would like to join CHLA’s CHAMP Program and what you hope to gain from this experience (minimum 500 words).

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Program Leadership

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Rolando Gomez, MBA
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Natalie Jorgensen, MSHA

Children's Hospital Los Angeles gratefully acknowledges the support of Bank of America and the Zolla Family Foundation.

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