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Starting your career at Kaiser Permanente means learning from the best and brightest in the industry. We’re looking for tomorrow’s leaders. People who are bold, creative, curious, and eager to make a contribution. This is a place where your ideas translate into real impact. And where what you do every day saves lives. No matter what your role, you’ll apply your knowledge and passion to influential real-world projects that help shape your success—and ours.

Internships

COLORADO UNDERGRADUATE PRE-HEALTH PROGRAM (UPP)

University of Colorado—Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with Kaiser Permanente Colorado to provide summer internships for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers within health care. Both organizations are committed to helping increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals* within health care for the purpose of reducing health disparities among various population groups in Colorado.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PAID EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Exposure to many facets of health care
  • Development of skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive, marketable candidates for professional schools
  • Lectures, demonstration, laboratory research, and professional development courses led by distinguished professionals
  • Possible opportunities to conduct research and visit simulation labs
  • Saturday Academies throughout the school year that include an array of topics such as cultural competency, health disparities in underserved communities, access to health care, etc.
  • Leadership training through teamwork and collaborative projects
  • Coaching and year-round assistance with school application letters and writing personal statements
  • Mock interviews and exam reviews, such as MCAT, PCAT, and GRE
  • The chance to job-shadow health care professionals—such as physicians, nurses, and pharmacists

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

UPP opportunities are located in Denver, Colorado and consist of 10 – 12 weeks over the summer and year-round Saturday workshops for a total of 13 months.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Participants are exposed to a variety of career areas including Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistance, Public Health, Dentistry, and more!

REQUIREMENTS

Selections are based on academic and professional achievement and an interest in health care professions. Additional requirements include:

  • A minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of at least one year of college (24 or more credits)
  • A sophomore or junior status and enrollment as a full-time student for the duration of the program
  • Attending an accredited Colorado institution
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status
  • A background in biology, chemistry, physics, science, or math is encouraged

*UPP highly encourages all qualified students to apply, including students from underrepresented groups, such as first generation college attendees, low-income, LGBTI, people with disabilities, U.S. Veteran, and ethnic minorities.

 

For more information, or to apply, click here!

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

INROADS

Kaiser Permanente is proud to have a long history with INROADS, the nation’s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in roles in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Through this partnership, Kaiser Permanente sponsors numerous corporate interns each summer, providing the skills, support, and networking access necessary to build bright and promising futures.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THESE PAID EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:

  • Consecutive summer internship opportunities
  • Year-round mentorship, coaching, and professional guidance
  • Exposure to corporate culture and work environment
  • Rigorous leadership development training
  • The opportunity to build a solid professional network
  • A chance to collaborate with their peers
  • Access to scholarship opportunities
  • A unique development plan designed to instill the skills necessary to become high-performers
  • Free tutoring in select markets

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

Available in most of our regions, INROADS is a nine-week paid summer internship experience that grants those who are successful in the program the priority to return over multiple summers up until they graduate. Bridge internship opportunities are available to graduates who demonstrate exceptional program outcomes.

AREAS OF FOCUS

This program provides interns with the customized skills and development training to enable them to make meaningful contributions to Kaiser Permanente’s business objectives and health care operations. Benefitting from the size and scope of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health plan, interns are assigned to a wide range of departments and locations across the organization.

REQUIREMENTS

INROADS is available to college students pursuing a degree. Requirements include:

  • A 3.0 or better grade point average at an accredited college or universitySetting and achieving personal and academic goals
  • A commitment to attend regularly scheduled training and monthly coaching sessions with an INROADS manager
  • Ongoing communication with coaches and mentors
  • Participation in community service and leadership projects

For more information on the INROADS program, please visit inroads.org.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

IT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our IT Internship Program provides an outstanding opportunity for top university talent to support and contribute to the strategic direction and current IT initiatives of one of the nation’s leading health plans.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PAID EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Participation in peer learning (cohort) sessions led by IT program leaders. These sessions are an opportunity to refine skills and seek guidance in a peer environment
  • A well-rounded opportunity for interns to work on projects within their assigned department
  • Participation in a variety of experiences and events, such as hospital tours, guest lectures, skills workshops, presentations, job-shadowing, and weekly group meetings
  • A curriculum that aligns with our employee development approach - the 3 Es: experience, exposure, and education
  • A full-day orientation session designed to begin a successful experience
  • An opportunity to be a part of delivering high quality, affordable health care services to our members and the community

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

The internship program offers three sessions per year:

  • Spring: February through May
  • Summer: June through August
  • Fall: September through December

The program is offered in multiples locations in California including:

  • Oakland
  • Pleasanton
  • Pasadena
  • Corona

Locations outside of California include:

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Engelwood, Colorado
  • Silver Springs, Maryland
  • Atlanta, Georgia

AREAS OF FOCUS

Beyond being exposed to the innovative environment that is Kaiser Permanente’s technology engine, a strong focus is put on building tomorrow’s leaders. Participants cultivate a solid professional network, hone their resume crafting skills, and partake in workshops and projects, including our group project presentations in which selected teams get to present to our CIO, Phil Fasano. To participate, interns have to go through an audition process on a specified topic. From there, they are placed in groups to create a presentation.

REQUIREMENTS

There are no requisite majors to participate in this program. Current or recent undergrad or graduate students who are highly-motivated, collaborative, and hardworking are invited to consider this opportunity.

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

NORTHWEST REGION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Kaiser Permanente Northwest offers rewarding internships in pharmacy, research, and business administration and management providing valuable professional experience to high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and recent grads.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PAID EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • The ability to apply classroom knowledge to real-world career development goals
  • Participation in a speaker series to learn about other areas of the organization ranging from Diversity and Inclusion to Compliance and Finance
  • The chance to develop relationships with mentors and hiring managers
  • Unique opportunities to tour Kaiser Permanente facilities
  • High visibility among regional leadership
  • Participation in informational interviews
  • The power to cultivate a solid professional network

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

Summer internships begin in June and conclude in August for a total of about 10 weeks. The program begins with a customized intern orientation, enabling participants to learn about Kaiser Permanente while laying the foundation for a successful experience.

Interns may be hired to work in any facility within the Northwest Region, spanning from Longview, Washington to Salem, Oregon.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Main areas of focus in this program include Business Administration, Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, and Research. During the internships, students grow their written and verbal communication skills, time and project management capabilities, and hone presentation and networking skills. Sample assignments include conducting research, data analysis and reporting, community outreach, web design, and implementation of healthy workforce programs.

REQUIREMENTS

Preferred qualifications and requisite majors vary depending on the project, but most are geared toward Business Administration.

Undergraduate interns must:

  • Have completed 31 credits to qualify (for undergraduate students)
  • Be current students or have graduated within the past 6 months

Graduate students must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and be pursuing additional education, or have graduated within 6 months.

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

If you're interested in participating in our Northwest Region Internship or have questions about the program, please contact us at kpnwcareers@kp.org

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

CORPORATE OFFICES INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Through this program, students enhance their professional competencies and knowledge in the dynamic world of health care. Working on our Corporate team—commonly referred to as Program Offices—gives students an excellent opportunity to work on “real-world” projects while strengthening their presentation, business, communication, networking, and interviewing skills.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PAID EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Enhanced academic learning through hands-on work experience
  • The opportunity to network and establish relationships within an industry leader
  • The chance to evaluate and determine potential career paths
  • Mentoring and career advice from knowledgeable and experienced professionals
  • Public speaking, project management, time management, and communication skills development
  • Working in a collaborative culture that supports ongoing growth and learning

Experiences such as hospital tours, a trip to the Garfield Innovation Center, guest lectures, networking events, and exposure to internal resource groups.

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

Each Internship lasts between 10 to 12 weeks during the summer months (typically June – August). We typically recruit for these positions from January – April. The majority of internship positions are located in California.

The majority of our corporate internships exist in Finance, National Facilities Services, Actuarial Services, Underwriting, Human Resources, Internal Audit Services, the Care Management Institute, the Institute for Health Policy, and on our Marketing, Sales, Service & Administration (MSSA) team, however, many more opportunities exist.

One of the best aspects of the program is that Interns work on real-world projects and initiatives. Past examples include developing and analyzing financial data, supporting technology initiatives, researching health disparities to identify equitable care outcomes and opportunities, performing technical analyses to identify opportunities for improvement with present and future financial performance, conducting marketing research, and enhancing media plans.

REQUIREMENTS

We offer a variety of positions for undergrad and graduate level students with backgrounds in business, public health, finance, statistics, marketing, communications, and other disciplines. Beyond that, we look for curious, enthusiastic, quick-learners who are eager to contribute their skills and ideas to impact the future of healthcare, today.

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

CLINICAL PROGRAMS

Careers in health care offer tremendous opportunity for growth, learning, and development. With so many levels of education, a broad range of specialties, and numerous management and leadership opportunities, the future is wide open for those who pursue careers in a clinical discipline.

In our clinical student rotations and externships, participants gain exposure to some of the skills and knowledge necessary to nourish a career full of promise. In our collegial environment of collaboration, teamwork, and support, we allow participants to expand their knowledge and get a head start on reaching their career potential.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR CLINICAL EXPERIENCES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Hands-on clinical experience that will contribute to ongoing professional growth
  • Enrichment, education, and growth opportunities
  • Skill development and leadership training in a dynamic and unique environment
  • Exposure to industry leading technologies
  • Training in care delivery that is respectful and sensitive to unique values, ideals, and traditions represented by our diverse populations
  • The ability to achieve licensure and/or certification upon completion of educational programs
  • A look inside one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health plans

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

Opportunities are offered in numerous locations, within most regions, and occur over various lengths of time.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Students will receive exposure to Kaiser Permanente’s highly integrated, multidisciplinary health care system. There are a wide variety of departments, service areas, and regions that sponsor clinical student rotations and hire students or early career individuals. Some of these areas may include:

  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Imaging and Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Medical Records
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Food Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehab Services

REQUIREMENTS

Ideal candidates are interested in health care, science, and/or technology, and have strong communication skills, compassion, and problem solving skills. Top tier students who are eager learners and ready to work in a fast-paced environment are encouraged to follow their passion by joining us at Kaiser Permanente. Requisite majors vary, but are mostly related to roles in Nursing, Allied Health, or Pharmacy.

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente. Additionally, we encourage you to work with your educational program leaders to inquire about clinical rotation opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

START IT PROGRAM

The Start IT Program provides employees with the information they need to accelerate along their career paths at Kaiser Permanente IT. Their journeys begin with a unique orientation experience, which helps them build strong professional networks with peers and leaders. Under the guidance of an Integration Leader, employees are able to assimilate quickly to Kaiser Permanente’s unique culture and receive valuable exposure through mentoring, coaching, and development opportunities.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • An engaging orientation session that provides pertinent information about working at Kaiser Permanente IT and equips employees with the resources to succeed
  • Mentoring with selected Integration Leaders who are passionate about creating a strong early-career community
  • Support from Integration Leaders to ensure targeted goals are completed
  • Networking opportunities through the orientation session, genKP*, and an array of cultural and professional groups at Kaiser Permanente
  • Exposure to IT-focused training made available through genKP
  • Access to an electronic resource guide, which outlines critical information including helpful Kaiser Permanente links, organizational charts, acronyms, the performance management cycle, and a 30-day action plan

*genKP: Start IT Program participants can join this community network, which includes:

  • Guest speaker series from KP leaders
  • Bi-weekly IT news recap
  • Opportunities to join the Emerging Leaders Circle and receive tailored training curriculum
  • Opportunities to join multicultural business resource groups at Kaiser Permanente for networking purposes
  • Career development opportunities
  • Specialized tours of KP facilities

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

The program begins when employees attend the orientation and it lasts through the first six months of employment.

Employees are hired in all regions throughout the year based on the department’s workforce needs. Employees may be required to travel for the orientation, which is held every month. Special arrangements may be made if the employee is unable to travel.

AREAS OF FOCUS

A main goal of the program is to foster relationships, inspire networking, and build a strong internal community among individuals within the IT organization.

Mentoring relationships provide employees with a support system and are available through purposeful match-ups with Integration Leaders. They are screened to ensure that they are a good fit for the program and they also commit to serving in their role for at least six months.

REQUIREMENTS

The program is aimed at new employees that typically fill Associate to Intermediate roles and/or may have up to five years of full-time work experience prior to joining Kaiser Permanente.

Depending on the positions posted and manager needs, new employees may come from majors including Computer Science, Communications, Graphic Design, and many more.

Please note: This program has tailored materials that may not be relevant to an experienced professional or employee who has significant experience at Kaiser Permanente (typically 5+ years).

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration recognizes talented early careerists looking to develop their leadership potential in a dynamic and unique environment. This program is structured to maximize the learning opportunities for fellows as well as support the operational needs of the organization.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Practical hands-on experience that will contribute to the fellows’ professional development, as well as to their understanding of Kaiser Permanente
  • Exposure to leaders at all levels of the organization
  • Building and enhancing skills in project development, strategic implementation, and operations management
  • Mentorship in both project and operational work
  • Introduction to a strong professional network including an outstanding community of fellowship alumni who provide excellent support, insight, and guidance
  • A competitive salary and benefits package, according to company policy

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

Northern California offers a 12-month fellowship focused on health care operations with two six-month rotations at a medical center. There is also an optional corporate rotation at the end of the 12-month period that is held at the regional offices.

Southern California offers a 24-month fellowship that includes three, eight-month rotations: two at a medical center and/or medical office, and one at the regional office. Fellows are placed in their first rotation by the organization, but fellows generally choose their location for the second and third rotations.

AREAS OF FOCUS

The fellowship program allows for a balance between project and operational work that guides ongoing development. Learning opportunities include:

  • Hospital and Outpatient Operations
  • Strategic and Market Planning
  • Facility Planning
  • Financial and Analytical Performance
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be in the graduating year of a Master’s program related to Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Fellows typically have varying degrees of work experience ranging from summer internships to a few years of full-time work experience prior to graduate school.

Please visit our Administrative Fellowship website for additional program and application details.

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

MARKETING, SALES, SERVICE, AND ADMINISTRATION (MSSA) COLLEGE CONNECT PROGRAM

Set the stage for long-term career success. If you are interested in working in account management, product innovation, strategic market planning, and other exciting areas, this comprehensive program will help you develop your skills and build your experience. Through this engaging, educational, and interactive experience, you’ll also gain an appreciation for Kaiser Permanente's common vision and shared culture.

WHAT IS MSSA?

MSSA, also known as Health Plan Operations, focuses on enhancing Kaiser Permanente’s capabilities and effectively responding to the evolving needs of customers, members, regulators, and the health benefits marketplace.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

When you join us as a College Connect participant, you’ll gain exposure to the tools and resources you need to excel at KP. Our robust Week Of Welcome (WOW) orientation programs, offered in February and July, will give you a thorough and exciting introduction to the MSSA business and culture, as well as that of Kaiser Permanente at large. Highlights include:

  • Leadership welcome
  • Ongoing cohort orientation
  • GenKP partnership
  • Hospital/Garfield Center tour
  • MSSA speaker panel
  • StrengthsFinder training

REQUIREMENTS

This program is designed for candidates who possess:

  • An educational background in marketing, business or health care administration, mathematics, statistics, accounting, or finance, preferred
  • Interest or experience in business development, marketing, relationship management, accounting/actuarial, and more
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to solve problems and learn quickly

We encourage you to explore our Careers Website and join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

KPIT TECHNOLOGY ROTATION PROGRAM

When you participate in our Northwest Fellowship, you'll embark on an exciting path toward becoming a future leader in health care. The program focuses on Health Care Operations, during which, you’ll develop your professional skills and leadership potential by contributing directly to our mission: To provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Structured to maximize the learning opportunities for fellows and to support the operational needs of the organization, this program presents a unique chance to accelerate professional development.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • Engaging in exciting assignments in project development, strategic implementation and operations management, all designed to build leadership effectiveness and hone leadership, analytic, and communication skills
  • Invaluable hands-on experience that will build a deep understanding of Kaiser Permanente while accelerating professional development
  • Gaining experience in hospital and outpatient operations, strategic planning, facilities planning, and more
  • Exposure to leaders at all levels of the organization
  • Ongoing mentoring from experienced Kaiser Permanente professionals
  • Opportunities to build relationships and form a strong professional network
  • Support, insight, and guidance from successful Fellowship alumni
  • A competitive salary and benefits package, according to company policy

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

One candidate is selected for this 12-month program each year and it takes place at our medical centers and regional offices. The program begins in June and the application deadline ends the first week of October.

AREAS OF FOCUS

The fellowship program allows for a balance between project and operational work that guides ongoing development. Learning opportunities include:

  • Hospital and Outpatient Operations
  • Strategic and Market Planning
  • Facility Planning
  • Financial and Analytical Performance
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytic skills
  • Communication skills

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be graduating seniors pursuing MHA, MPH, or MBA degrees related to Health Care Administration. A minimum of one year of experience in a clinical setting is required. Fellows typically have varying degrees of experience ranging from summer internships to a few years of full-time work experience prior to graduate school.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please include the following in your online submission:

  • Submit your interest to the position online at jobs.kp.org (position will post in July)
  • A resume or CV
  • A list of any volunteer work you've done, if applicable
  • A personal statement (see below)
  • A short essay (see topics below)

Please include the following in your mailed submission:

  • An official transcript from your graduate school
  • One academic reference
  • One professional reference

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Your statement should be limited to 300 to 500 words and include:

  • The reason you've decided to pursue a fellowship with us
  • What you expect from your fellowship experience
  • Specific skills you feel you would bring to Kaiser Permanente
  • Your career goals upon completion of the program

SHORT ESSAY

For the essay, please respond to one of the following prompts in 300 words or less:

  • Describe a time when you've had a significant impact on a person, group, or organization
  • Describe what you feel distinguishes you from other applicants
  • Explain a failure or setback that you’ve experienced, what role you played, and what you learned about yourself through the experience

Please note: It is required that you send your official transcript and signed, sealed academic and professional references via FedEx with attention to:

Diverse Talent Planning Associate, KPB-13
Kaiser Permanente, Talent Acquisition
500 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232

If you're interested in participating in our Northwest Region Administrative Fellowship program or have questions about the program, please contact us.

We encourage you to join our University Talent Network in addition to exploring our Careers Website to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

FINANCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Kaiser Permanente’s Finance Fellowship Program is an exciting opportunity for new master’s graduates to develop the technical, business, and leadership skills to succeed in a rewarding career with us.

As a fellow in this program, you’ll benefit from dedicated support, mentorship, and the ability to make meaningful professional contributions to our organization — and your future.

By program completion, you’ll have attained valuable on-the-job experience through a wide variety of projects and work assignments that might include consulting with and presenting recommendations to senior leaders, implementing process improvements, and more.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • The ability to make contributions to Kaiser Permanente
  • Dedicated program manager support
  • Training and other opportunities to build technical skills
  • Hands-on experience to prepare you for future leadership roles
  • Mentorship throughout each rotation
  • Networking events and ongoing exposure to experienced professionals and leaders

PROGRAM DURATION AND LOCATION

Based in our offices in Oakland, California, this 2-year fellowship consists of 3 rotation assignments, each lasting 8 months. Fellows should be willing to relocate upon program completion.

AREAS OF FOCUS

In addition to gaining an inside look into the nation’s leading not-for-profit health plan, you'll participate in rotations that will give you in-depth exposure to 3 career areas that may include, but are not limited to:

Finance:

  • Accounting
  • Decision Support
  • Finance Operations
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Internal Audit Services
  • Revenue Cycle
  • SOX
  • Treasury

Nonfinance:

  • Compliance
  • Medical Center Operations
  • National Facilities Services
  • Strategic Planning

REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the program, candidates must have:

  • A master's degree in a related field (MBA, MPH, MHA, Math, etc.)
  • 3 years of prior work experience, including a minimum of 2 years in a consulting role
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and interest in future leadership roles
  • Strong learning agility, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • The ability to build strong working relationships
  • A willingness to relocate upon completion of the program
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with senior leaders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates in their second year of a master's degree program and expecting to graduate at the end of the spring semester
  • Health care experience or a strong interest in the health care industry
  • 3 to 5 years of prior work experience in finance, economics, mathematics, or health care

We encourage you to explore our Careers Website and join our University Talent Network to learn about additional opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.