Sanford Health Fall Intern - Quality Strategy in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Fall Intern | Quality Strategy | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Department : HR Intern Program

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Work collaboratively with organization leadership, enhancing knowledge and skills and improving the delivery of quality healthcare. Assist in the completion of projects and administrative duties while developing skills related to the assigned function and/or location. Attend training and development opportunities, learning about various processes and functions within the organization.


Collaborates with departmental associates and management. Researches business related data and generates and interprets basic analytics. Demonstrates a basic understanding of organizational project management practices and tools. Demonstrates the ability to speak, write and present clearly. Delivers formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds. Identifies tasks or outputs that require accuracy and detail-level attention. Demonstrates an expectation that there will be ongoing shifts in demands and priorities. Demonstrates the ability to respond to change. Describes opportunities for taking initiative in the organization. Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities.


Description: This internship will be assisting the Senior Quality Strategist for Sanford Clinics to meet program requirements for the final year of our Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. Tasks will include, but not limited to interviewing clinic practices, collecting information on practice transformation, writing exemplar practice stories, and identifying available data sources to demonstrate success.

Internship Responsibilities: • Assist with meeting the program requirements for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

• Mentor/Preceptor specific activities that pertain to the position (ex. 1-on-1 mentor sessions, 1 Million Cups meetings, department specific training).

o 1:1 Mentor Sessions.

o Orientation to the TCPI grant and partnership with the COMPASS Practice Transformation Network (PTN).

o Orientation to the Quality Strategy Department.

o Partner with Senior Quality Strategist to develop and execute the exemplar practice story process for Sanford Health.

• Interview clinic practices to collect practice transformation and improvement activities aligned with TCPI.

• Collect practice level data to validate the exemplar status recognition.

• Write exemplar practice stories for submission.

• Other grant related duties as assigned.

Intern Qualifications:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Autonomous and takes initiative.

• Collaborative and adaptable.

• Must be a Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Project Management, English, or health-related degree meeting the above qualifications or an immediate graduate having received one of the previously listed majors.

• Must be able to commit to the hours Scheduled during the 12 week internship.

• Strong communication skills.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


Current enrollment or recent graduate of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of healthcare industry preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Students & Interns

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Req Number: req23783