Health Care Internship

  • Internship
  • Anywhere


Tanenbaum promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference by transforming individuals and institutions to reduce prejudice, hatred, and violence.

As a secular and non-sectarian non-profit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.


Tanenbaum is one of the leading organizations in the world focused on the religious dimension of cultural competence in health care. We work directly with health care organizations ranging from large health care systems to individual hospitals and renowned medical schools to continuing education programs. Our Health Care Program has also represented Tanenbaum in numerous national and international conferences including the Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, the Cross-Cultural Communication Conference and the annual GLMA Conference and Nursing Summit. We have also published a unique, frequently cited resource entitled, The Medical Manual for Religio-Cultural Competence. This book serves to assist and prepare clinical and non-clinical practitioners for interactions with patients and families that may involve religious or spiritual beliefs and concerns regarding their health care.

Our trainings and resources enable both clinical and non-clinical professionals, at all levels, to build skills to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and their families around religious issues and begin to understand the various ways religious beliefs and practices interface with health care. Our services include: workshops, trainings, webinars, curriculum development, fact sheets on best practices, along with consultations and needs assessments to promote patient-centered care in health care facilities.

Currently, our office is working remotely and will continue to do so for the near future. As part of this transition from in-person to remote, we will be creating and organizing a webinar series on salient topics in health care. The summer intern will help plan this webinar series.


The Health Care Intern reports to the Senior Health Care Program Associate and Health Care Program Associate and will work a minimum of 10-15 hours weekly.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identifying and researching hot topics in health care that involve religion, cultural competency, and/or health equity.
  • Identifying potential target audiences, speakers and experts for a webinar series and compose outreach lists.
  • Conducting cold and warm outreach to ensure target audience is well-represented and webinar is well-attended.
  • Coordinating with both internal and external contacts to set and finalize dates for webinar series.
  • Conducting follow up with attendees to get feedback on webinar speakers and sessions.
  • Participate in meetings/conference calls as needed, take notes, write file memos, and disseminate meeting notes to staff.
  • Work with staff to plan webinar series, from beginning to end, including: identifying potential topics, target audiences, speakers, and facilitators, along with conducting outreach, setting dates, preparing speakers and facilitators and securing audiences.


  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative with projects.
  • Ability to research topics thoroughly and create clear written materials.
  • Interest in health care, cross-cultural communications and religion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Experience with digital event planning, preferred.

All work produced for Tanenbaum by the intern is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the intern outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.


This is an unpaid position. However, if you are interested and your school allows, Tanenbaum will work with you so you receive academic credit for the internship hours.


Please send a cover letter, résumé, and one brief, less than five pages, writing sample (preferably related to a current topic in health care) to Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls, please.

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