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Bring Diverse Talent to your Hospital: Host a 2024 CDIP Intern

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The HASC-Health Career Connection (HCC) workforce diversity program is known as the College to Career Diversity Internship Program, or CDIP. CDIP is a full-time, paid, project-based internship program that identifies and recruits local, diverse, high-performing upper-division college students and recent graduates seeking health care careers.

Host an Intern

We are now accepting host applications for the CDIP 2024 summer cohort. In an ideal placement, host organizations and their intern supervisors, or “preceptors,” provide hands-on learning experiences. Examples of these opportunities include shadowing key executives, interviewing staff and stakeholders, and working on projects that help interns understand both the organization and the health sector.

Highlights from Past Cohorts

Reni Ajukwu

St. Francis Medical Center
Fellow, Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies Project
Sponsored by Communities Lifting Communities


  • Successfully developed two sets of culturally sensitive survey questions to gain a deeper understanding of the Black patient experience at St. Francis Medical Center.
  • The survey is divided into five main categories: Background, Prenatal, OB/ED, Labor/Delivery/Postpartum and General Feedback and comprises both qualitative
    and quantitative questions.
  • Assisted with assembling storyboards to educate St. Francis patients and staff on the importance of the work of Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies.
  • Successfully carried out 20-plus surveys with Black patients who gave birth at St. Francis in 2023. Currently extrapolating key themes and trends to develop a comprehensive report.

Jordan Keys and Sarah (Sooyeon) Bang

Huntington Hospital
Video: Internship Reflection

Valeria Duran

Huntington Hospital
HCC Video Presentation

Current Health Care Roles

Connect your Hospital with Diverse Talent

CDIP interns provide value to host organizations through the projects they complete, as well as with their fresh insights, innovative thinking, and enthusiasm to learn and engage. Interested organizations may learn more about CDIP on our web page and complete the Host Interest Form here by March 31.

Information Sessions

Join CDIP’s implementation team to learn about potential intern projects to benefit your department(s), hear from a preceptor and understand budgeting for an intern. Please use the links below to register for an information session (all sessions in Pacific Time):

After registering, you’ll receive an email with instruction for joining the meeting.

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. The email will come from HASC’s CDIP partner, Patricia S. Etem, Health Career Connection.

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