The CHRISTUS Health Ethics Internship provides an opportunity to build practical experience and familiarity with health care ethics in a health system. Located at the CHRISTUS Health system office in Irving, Texas, the intern will complete a primary project related to ethics and present the results to CHRISTUS leaders at the end of the summer. The intern will have the chance to network with CHRISTUS leaders and Associates as well as interns in other departments. The Intern will also be provided with a variety of projects and opportunities such as:
Preparing for and attending the CHRISTUS Health Clinical Ethics Intensive, a two-day training program for ethics consultants in CHRISTUS Health
Maintaining the Ethics Tracker database in REDCap used to document ethics consults
Assisting with ethics consults as appropriate
Shadowing ethics committee members in a region
Developing and providing a presentation
Reading and discussing bioethics literature with the System Director of Ethics
Others identified by the intern
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in one of the following fields: theology, philosophy, medical humanities, law, pre-med, healthcare administration, or other healthcare related fields.
At least 3 years of college preparation towards major.
PC and Microsoft Office skills
Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively work with others
Quick learner with attention to detail and solid organizational skills
Resourceful, innovative and persuasive with ability to problem solve and troubleshoot
Ability to speak and write in Spanish is a plus
We are reviewing applications as they come in, so please do not wait until the deadline!
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.