Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Hospital for Special Care

Title: Community Builder
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible to begin around 5/1 and run continuously for nine consecutive weeks from start date
Hours: 35 hours a week: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm

Job Description: 

The Community Builder intern will support internal and external community building initiatives coordinated by or in collaboration with Hospital for Special Care’s adaptive sports and volunteer services programs, external relations unit and the HFSC Foundation.  The intern will have an opportunity to explore a broad range of non-clinical careers in a health care setting, and learn how different areas of the organization engage key stakeholders to advance the non-profit mission.

Essential functions include:

  • Planning and execution of community building activities and events, (live and virtual) to maintain visibility with all HFSC stakeholders, including community program participants, volunteers, donors and others.
  • Planning and execution of community programming including adaptive sports activities, volunteer stewardship and patient activities.
  • Developing of social media, intranet and website content celebrating HFSC’s community activities.
  • Planning of HFSC special events including: Fundraising events, Adaptive sports and inclusive recreation events, Arts events, Business events

Provides support to other department assistants when needed. Internship requires work in hospital and community settings.

Professional Career Experience:

The Intern will experience working with a multidisciplinary team that manages community building initiatives through diverse strategies in a unique healthcare institution in a rapidly changing environment.  An internship with HFSC will provide relevant and meaningful work experience to include in a resume as well as professional references and networking contacts.

Suggested College Majors:

Including but not limited to: Health Management, Marketing, or Communications

Applicant Requirements:

Intern must be able to comply with all safety and personal protective equipment requirements in place at the time of placement.  This will include wearing a surgical face mask depending on activities, frequent hand sanitization, social distancing and other requirements that may be in place.

The internship will require non-clinical work in both the hospital and community environments.