2018 Summer Doorways Intern, Miracle, will represent Kaiser Permanente and share information about jobs in healthcare at this year's Youth Resource Fair.
This summer, 30 interns were accepted into the Doorways Internship Program and placed into 14 partner sites around Seattle. Miracle was the only one of her peers to be placed as an intern at Kaiser Permanente’s Renton Administrative Campus and she was just thrilled when they invited her to stay on past the program’s end.
This internship is an especially good fit for Miracle as she is preparing for a future in medicine with hopes to attend Stanford University upon her graduation from Rainier Beach High School next year. As a member of Running Start – a South Seattle Central College program – Miracle is able to receive college credit for courses at Washington’s community and technical colleges, giving her a leg up as she prepares for graduation.
“I’m really working on pursuing things that will help me stand out as an applicant.”
“I’m really working on pursuing things that will help me stand out as an applicant,” Miracle explains. This summer, Miracle committed 40 hours a week to her internship. With school starting, she had to cut it down to 10-15 hours, all while balancing classes, Running Start, extracurriculars, as well as ACT/SAT prep and searching for college scholarships.
Thankfully, her manager, Yuki Schumacher, as well as the overall culture at Kaiser Permanente, is extremely supportive of employees’ academic and career goals. “I had to take some time off for testing with Running Start and Yuki assured me that school should always come first,” Miracle says.
This summer, Miracle, along with four other summer interns at Kaiser, were expected to complete and present a project to the Kaiser HR Leadership group. “I’m independent, so I wanted to come up with my own project. There’s a lack of informational resources for underserved youth about healthcare jobs — I decided to partner with the Boys & Girls Club to get more resources out there.”
There’s a lack of informational resources for underserved youth about healthcare jobs
Miracle plans to represent Kaiser Permanente at the Youth Resource Fair taking place on Saturday, October 13th from 12PM – 2PM at the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. “I’ll share information on clinical and non-clinical healthcare jobs available in the city, and the benefits of getting involved in this industry,” she says.
“1000% apply to a YouthForce internship. YouthForce not only helped me better my professional skills, they were there for me every step of the way.
Miracle’s advice to her peers? “1000% apply to a YouthForce internship. YouthForce not only helped me better my professional skills, they were there for me every step of the way. Huge shout out to Doorways Program Manager, Vannra Uok, for all her hands on support in solidifying this position.”
A huge shout out to our partner!