Attention, students: apply now for Encompass Health’s 2019 paid internship program in Birmingham

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Students come from around the country to participate in the internship program at Encompass Health’s headquarters in Birmingham. (Photo via Encompass Health)

Encompass Health is looking for its next class of interns to participate in their 10th annual summer internship program in Birmingham. From finance to communications, chances are, there’s a potential role for you. Read on for former intern experiences and find out how to apply.

Good News for Students Still Searching For a Summer Internship

Encompass Health’ growing intern program is gearing up for another summer of hands-on education at the Birmingham home office. Students from all over the country flock to Birmingham for these unique experiences at Encompass Health. Great news! There’s still time to apply!

Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Marketing/Communications
  • Tax
  • Supply Chain
  • Accounting
  • Treasury
  • Compliance
Interns at a roundtable discussion
The Encompass Health internship program helps give relevant real-world insight into corporate culture and areas of study. (Photo via Encompass Health)

Learn and Build Relationships

Encompass Health interns have the opportunity to experience the company culture, contribute to company success and participate in fun intern events. If you’re looking to see what it is like first-hand to work at a large organization with a national footprint, you will experience that with Encompass Health! It is a great opportunity to gain knowledge while also fostering relationships with mentors and peers.

“Before my internship, I had no idea what to expect from working in a corporate office. As an intern, I worked on a real project that ended up being used by all of the pharmacists in Encompass Health hospitals. I was able to collaborate with people who had been working in technology for 20+ years, as well as the clinicians working directly with patients. The biggest takeaway from my internship was learning what it means to work in an environment where everyone gets to contribute to improving the lives of our patients.”

Allison Busby, BI/Data Warehousing Analyst and previous intern

In order for interns to network with each other and build lasting relationships, the internship program at Encompass Health includes several after-hours events around the city.

Interns laughing
The intern program, now in its 10th year, takes students through a three-month learning experience with Encompass Health. (Photo via Encompass Health)

Events May Include:

  • A night out with the Birmingham Barons
  • A day at Topgolf
  • Lunch outings
  • A non-mandatory service day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
  • A farewell dinner

“Although professional development is the most obvious benefit of an internship, an Encompass Health internship is unique in that they ensure that interns still get to enjoy some of their summer. We were taken on numerous outings throughout. Including rock climbing!”

Brittany Massie, SCO & Development Analyst and previous intern

Unique Interactions With Leadership

Although Encompass Health is a large organization, senior leadership recognizes the value that the internship program brings to the company. In order to gain a better understanding of company operations, interns have a chance to sit down and hear from company CEO, Mark Tarr, who talks about the company’s vision and gives interns a chance to ask questions.

“My mentor helped me a lot in every aspect be it the work I did during my internship or choosing my career path he would always help and try and engage with me whenever he used to get time which has continued to date.”

Kaushik Vedalaveni, Security Analyst and previous intern

There is also an opportunity to tour a local Encompass Health hospital and hear from the hospital leadership about operations. This access to leadership is a great way to gain first-hand insight into what goes on at Encompass Health!

Interns at a table
The Encompass Health intern program is now accepting applications for Summer 2019. (Photo via Encompass Health)

Apply Soon. Spots Will Fill Quickly

This sounds pretty great, doesn’t it! The Encompass Health internship program is open to rising juniors and seniors at any college or university in the country.

The 2019 internship kicks off in May and concludes in August. It is a full-time, paid position. There is no deadline to apply, but it highly encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible. To browse internship opportunities offered or to apply, check out Jobs at Encompass Health.

Need More? Here’s what else the former interns had to say:

“My experience as an intern allowed me to ‘hit the ground running’ when I started working as a full-time employee. I already knew the technology and the people I would be working with, so it was like coming back home. I was able to build on what I had learned as an intern and quickly contribute to my team’s success. This made my experience as a ‘new-hire’ positive and enjoyable.”

Allison Busby, BI/Data Warehousing Analyst and previous intern

“The experiences I gained during my time as an intern were invaluable for my career development. Not only was I given the opportunity to explore the inner workings of Encompass Health, but also gained valuable connections with those in my department and the other interns. These connections have been incredibly useful to me as I work on interdepartmental projects in my current full-time position.”

Brittany Massie, SCO & Development Analyst (previous intern)

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