Virtual Internship Opportunities
C-TAC proudly offers virtual summer, fall, and spring internships for undergraduate or graduate students. We accept applications from any students currently enrolled in a full-time program. Some features of the internship program are:
- Mentoring from C-TAC experts
- Real-world work experiences
- Meaningful projects
- Interviewing 101
- Resume workshop
- Site visits to local members*
- Meetings with the executive leadership
*COVID-19 disclaimer: For now, site visits with members are virtual
We are really excited about your interest in joining C-TAC's internship program. C-TAC is dedicated to the ideal that all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. This experience would be a perfect opportunity for those interested in philanthropy, policy, healthcare, and the nonprofit sector.
To be considered for the role, please send a cover letter explaining your current experience, and why you are interested in C-TAC, with your resume to Luke Scuitto, Partnership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “C-TAC Internship Opportunity” in the subject line.
In regards to the interviewing process, if your application matches what we are seeking, we will reach out to you via email or phone about coordinating a zoom interview which would be facilitated with Luke.
Within ten days, C-TAC will reach out to you to follow up on the interview and your application status.
If you are selected, you will be sent information for your new C-TAC email as well as instructions on how to install our membership software and useful information to help you get more adjusted and prepared for your new role as an intern at C-TAC!
Meet the Interns
Partnerships and Programs Intern (Summer 2020)
My work as a Programs and Partnerships intern exposed me to the diversity of individuals and organizations that impact health outcomes for those with advanced illness. This summer I was able to engage with a variety of stakeholders — from massive health systems to community organizations – in all corners of the country. As an intern, I was able to play a meaningful role in building partnerships and working on C-TAC’s events.
I am grateful for the professional development and networking opportunities during my time at C-TAC, which provided me with an enriching learning experience that helped me to better define my interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. I appreciated the opportunity to work alongside a team of highly motivated interns and passionate staff, who readily adapted to the virtual environment and supported my development as an intern.
Policy and Advocacy Intern (Summer 2020)
My internship at C-TAC was an insightful window into the multiple layers of advanced illness care. As the Policy and Advocacy intern, I was able to see how policy shapes clinical and social dimensions of the patient experience. The staff at C-TAC are incredibly attentive to their interns’ professional development. They foster an inclusive environment in which interns are given a seat at the table to contribute ideas and drive the C-TAC mission forward through meaningful projects.
Through this opportunity, I was able to gain a sense of the complex barriers to advance care planning, become a better team member, write blogs about topics I am passionate about, and form connections with professionals in the advanced illness space. Thank you C-TAC for giving me the skills and knowledge I need to continue advocating for high-quality, patient-centered healthcare for all wherever I go.
Database, Operations, & Research Intern (Spring 2020)
Reflecting on my time at C-TAC, I’m very grateful for the enriching experience to learn about advanced care through an advocacy and policy perspective as well as the opportunity to work on numerous meaningful projects, even ones that directly aided those directed affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To have worked alongside an intelligent and passionate team has taught me a lot about advocating for those with serious illnesses and I will continue to do so even after my time at C-TAC has finished. Thank you C-TAC for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow as a technical professional and comprehensive care advocate.
Database, Operations, & Research Intern (Spring 2020)
It was meaningful to improve myself in data analysis and use my skills to support outreach projects during my internship at C-TAC. I supported C-TAC members who were affected by COVID-19 pandemic, by doing raw data processing, data visualization, and analyzing large data sets.
I learned the core part, advanced care planning, from social media tracking and weekly presentation, with the help of the accommodating team members. Those experiences helped me to learn the basics of data analysis and gave me the opportunity to analyze complex real problems. I will continue to help firms to survive the pandemic after the end of the internship. Thank you C-TAC for offering me extensive experience in data software and members research.
Development Intern (Summer 2019)
C-TAC taught me multiple different skills from learning about databases to experiencing a congressional hearing and learning more about healthcare policy. The skills and experience you gain are vast and the team you work with is not only kind but also motivated and focused.