Children's National Health System - Clinically Integrated Network (formerly CNMC)

PICS Organization Name
Children's National Health System - Clinically Integrated Network (formerly CNMC)


Washington, DC

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns

Organization Description
Children's National is the only integrated nonprofit pediatric healthcare provider in the metro Washington, DC region. Founded in 1870, it has grown from a townhouse to a 303-bed hospital that admitted more than 14,000 patients and provided 371,000 outpatient visits last year. Families travel regionally, nationally, and internationally seeking our world-class pediatric specialty care. Likewise, Children’s National serves as the medical safety net for the children of the region. Through our seven Centers of Excellence, 37 locations, including six community-based health centers in the District, seven regional outpatient facilities in Maryland and Virginia, more than 750 affiliated pediatricians, nearly 1,000 volunteers, a Mobile Health Program with 34 locations, and the School Nurse Program in DC’s public schools, Children’s National brings health care directly into the communities of the area’s most vulnerable children and families. Last year, more than 55% of the 271,000 unique individuals receiving care at Children’s National lived in low- to moderate-income families; in response, Children’s National provided over $53 million in uncompensated care during the same interval.

Our mission is to:

Set the standard of excellence in care of children
Serve as the voice for the most vulnerable among us
Lead the quest to cure childhood’s most devastating diseases
Prepare the nation’s future leaders in child health
Our patients and their families contributed to the creation of Children’s National’s Medical Center’s child-centered vision, which looks at the hospital experience through a child’s eyes and articulates our commitment to providing the best care to children:

My hospital is a bright and happy place that feels like home
My providers, my family, and I are a team, and everyone's job is important
The way my hospital works is built around me
My providers don't all look alike
My hospital is my family's connection to everything I need for my health, whether they provide it or trail blaze it

A Clinically Integrated Network is a collection of healthcare providers, such as physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals that work together to improve patient care and reduce overall healthcare cost. Our vision for the Pediatric Health Network is to create a “pediatrician-led” network of providers who develop a care coordination model, engage in quality improvement, have access to timely and shared data, and demonstrate results. The Pediatric Health Network will serve to advance pediatric population health.

Internship Description
The CNMC Strategic Communications intern will gain valuable insight into the coordination of healthcare delivery across the DC Metropolitan area, including site visits to medical facilities in Maryland and Virginia. The Clinically Integrated Network particularly operates in the realms of healthcare delivery improvement and reducing healthcare costs. The intern will be immersed in a start-up-like culture of healthcare, with opportunities to collaborate with physicians on healthcare quality, work with the Board on fundraising efforts, and strategize with professionals in healthcare technology. With a broad business entrepreneurial lean, this internship is particularly designed to deepen the student’s experience with healthcare technology, healthcare finance, and physician practice management. 

During the internship, you may have the opportunity to:
•Refine a research question for your summer project
•Collect or analyze data 
•Practice strategies relevant to future academic research work (ie. Junior paper, senior thesis)

The internship will also include a crucial clinical experience component, with opportunities to observe physicians according to the intern’s interest. 

Any student with an interest in the broad and vibrant ecosystem of healthcare delivery (beyond a strict disease focus) is encouraged to apply.

Internship Qualifications
•Ability to work independently and in a team and have excellent written and oral communication skills
•Interest in healthcare administration
•Able to adapt to a fast-pace, start-up like environment
•Eager to invigorate energy and fresh perspectives
•Comfortability with public speaking
•Experience with Microsoft Office suite (ie. Word, Publisher, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred: Desire to learn

Expected Start Time
8:30 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
6/3/19 - 8/9/19

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
As a summer intern at Children's National you are considered a hospital employee and must abide by all hospital policies and procedures. Relevant policies will be given to interns. Interns are responsible for reading all materials they receive. Earnings are subject to federal and state taxes.

The internship is based on a forty-hour work week Monday through Friday. Daily arrival and departure times will be arranged with mentor. Schedules can be flexible; however, the mentor must be notified in advance of schedule changes. The intern is responsible for monitoring work time to maintain 40 hours/ week – overtime is not available to summer interns. CPR not required for this internship.

Completion of on-line job application
Secure own housing
Complete on-line CITI Human Subjects Research Educational Program training – information forwarded upon acceptance
Complete these requirements by date indicated in acceptance letter. 

Physical for current year
Two negative TB (PPD) skin tests given within one year or TSPOT
Satisfactory Drug screen, time frame designated by Human Resources 
Up to date vaccinations, proof of Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B TDAP & Varicellla
Background check
Obtain hospital ID
On-site new hire processing coordinated by Human Resource department before employment to complete required paper work etc. may be required (costs associated with travel may apply)

***Failure to complete onboarding procedures on-time may result in the revocation of an offer.


Evaluation Excerpt

Applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019. 


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program


Make sure to read the eligibility criteria and requirements prior to submitting an application. Here