Children’s Minnesota’s 2022 summer equity and inclusion internship program
Children’s Minnesota was thrilled to host 20 interns this summer as part of our equity and inclusion (E&I) internship program!
The goal of the E&I internship program is to expose high school and college students to different career options at Children’s Minnesota, as well as to allow students the opportunity to learn and engage in areas that they potentially see as a future career opportunity.
About the E&I internship program
By 2050, one out of two eligible workers in Minnesota will be people of color and Native American. This is why enhancing Children’s Minnesota’s existing internship program to include even more opportunities for diverse high school and college students will significantly impact our ability to recruit and retain a diverse workforce today and in the future.
“We want all who engage with us to feel valued, included, respected and supported. That means having a workforce and partners who reflect the diversity and rich backgrounds of the communities we serve,” said James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer. “Having the equity and inclusion internship program creates a pipeline of talent that ensures that those from diverse backgrounds have access to future employment opportunities at Children’s Minnesota. This, in turn, ensures best-in-class care for patients and families.”
Nearly 40 students have completed the E&I internship program since it launched three years ago.