Why Intern at PCHC?

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PCHC is dedicated to giving students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to work in the Intellectual Disabiltity (ID) field. We are eager to work with students who are interested in gaining experience in a field unknown to most.

PCHC interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with health service delivery systems
  • Collaborate on local, regional and state level initiatives
  • Develop training and presentation skills on various health related topics
  • Promote access and create competency within the ID system and local medical community

For more information about our student internship program and to learn more about PCHC, see our PCHC Internship Brochure.

Interested in Applying?

If you are interested in applying for our student internship, click the button below to e-mail your resume and a cover letter stating your interest to our Education Manager.

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Interning at PCHC confirmed for me that serving individuals with ID in the future can be a stimulating and rewarding career.  I feel better prepared and am excited to begin my career serving people with ID. PCHC has endless connections with other agencies that serve individuals with ID.  I was constantly exposed to other agencies, whether it was through an actual visit, conversations, or through the PCHC website. I cannot overstate the value of this exposure in helping me feel secure in my ability to successfully choose the best next step in pursuing my interests after my undergraduate education.
- Catherine, Bryn Mawr College '14

I was given plenty of work and was given space to work on it independently, while still receiving direction and help whenever needed… It was rewarding to apply those skills I have been building in my academic career to a professional setting… I had a fantastic experience interning at PCHC and I am very grateful for being given this opportunity. I am truly thankful for all that I learned from my time with PCHC and I will sincerely miss all the people I had the privilege of working with.
- Daniel, Temple University '14

I do feel that I accomplished my goals while here at PCHC…  I felt prepared to perform and excel at a multitude of tasks I received because of the detailed instructions and examples to follow.  My Healthy Relationships training was the most memorable experience because it was my first time teaching a population with ID. During my time at PCHC I was able to learn new things and encounter many new experiences… All  of these skills will be helpful in my future public health work because they can occur at any time or place… Interning at PCHC has been an amazing experience I will always remember.
- Brieana, Temple University '12