About the Program
The internship program is designed for individuals pursuing a career as a health care provider; it offers the opportunity to gain experience in the healthcare field, train as a medical assistant, and engage in direct patient care. Our interns work alongside staff LPNs, medical assistants and health care providers to deliver high quality primary and limited specialty care to under-served populations throughout Atlanta. The internship includes both direct patient care tasks and
administrative assistance needed to maintain clinic flow and follow up.
This unpaid internship is designed to expose future health care professionals to the medical field and inspire them to care for vulnerable populations. Program benefits include:
- Training as a medical assistant including vital signs, patient histories, EKG,
x-ray, spirometry, phlebotomy, and care coordination
- Direct patient care experience
Work alongside primary and specialty care providers
- Opportunities for letters of recommendation
- Documented health care experience hours
Program requirements include:
- A commitment of one academic semester. This can be extended if mutually beneficial
- Minimum commitment of one (1) full clinic day or two (2) half clinic days a week. Because this program is built into the actual clinic schedule, we ask that interns make it their priority to be consistent for their shifts.
Summer internship applications are now CLOSED. Fall internships will open this summer.
The internship process is highly competitive because we only have limited capacity.
After your application is submitted, we will only follow up with the applicants who have made it to the interview round.
Interested applicants are required to complete an application that will be posted here during next enrollment period.
About the Program
- As a Community Partnerships intern at Good Sam, you will:
Have first-hand experience reaching out to and building relationships with community-based organizations
- Receive training in the basic tenets of Asset-based Community Development
- Work collaboratively to help Good Sam patients connect with community-based resources to address gaps in their overall wellness (i.e. jobs, housing, education, etc.)
- Provide administrative assistance in the execution of partnership-based programs
The ideal Community Partnerships Intern candidate is:
- Highly interpersonal, relationally engaging and outgoing
- Knowledgeable about the city of Atlanta, it’s history and its neighborhoods
- Interested in political science, education, community and economic development, poverty alleviation and/or public health
- Well-organized and good at following through on connections made
- Able to juggle numerous relationships and various organizational interests at one time
- Flexible and thrives under self-direction
The internship cycle is on a semester long-basis, either January through May or August through December.
Applications are now closed. Please visit again soon for updates.