The CHOP Information Services Co-op/Intern Program is a formal, year-long, competitive program designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with practical training and exposure to leading-edge technology and trends in healthcare IT.
Successful applicants will work a minimum of three months at CHOP, and will have the opportunity to work on ongoing projects and assist with developing strategic initiatives. Ongoing interaction with leadership both in IS and hospital-wide will expose the student to various leadership styles and initiatives in the organization. Download the Co-op/Intern Program brochure.
- Earn academic credit and gain relevant experience
- Enhance your resume and career
- Receive potential long-range employment offers
- Gain a competitive edge in the job market
- Sharpen your skills
- Network with experienced professionals
What type of work?
Depending on participants’ career focus and interest, there are many opportunities to explore career choices in healthcare IT. Co-op assignments may be in the following areas:
- Audio/Visual Engineer
- Business Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Information Security Analyst
- Network Engineer
- Process Improvement
- Project Manager
- Quality Analyst Tester
- Strategic Consultant
- Systems Analyst
About the application process
When to apply
September start date (Fall): Jobs are posted in May and interviews are held in June.
May and June start dates (Spring and Summer): Jobs are posted in late September and interviews are held in January.
How to apply
Visit our career search page and search by keyword “Student” to see co-op/intern postings. The application process requires transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume and an essay describing the applicant's understanding of information technology in a healthcare setting or strategic planning for leading-edge technology. Please note: Student positions are only posted during late May and late September.
Finalists will have a half-day interview session in which they learn about the history of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the vision of the Information Services Department. Applicants will also meet with IS leaders during a networking roundtable session, take a tour of the work location and meet current students to learn about their experience in the program.
Candidates should be currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college, preferably with previous work experience. Students in information technology, software engineering, business administration and related fields are encouraged to apply.
The IS co-ops are paid based on industry standards.