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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County


Allied Health Internship Program

Are you a current student about to complete your healthcare program or healthcare certificate? Are you interested in learning and working in a community health center? This program may be for you!

The CCALAC Allied Health Internship Program will place up to 40 individuals in a paid 100-hour in-person internship at one of our member health centers within LA County. Internships will take place throughout the Spring and Summer of 2024. Prior to their internship, participants will participate in orientation plus two fundamental workshops. As an incentive for participation, interns will receive gift cards after completing the workshops and over the course of the internship.

At the end of the internship, allied health interns will receive a certificate of completion, and, depending on their internship site’s needs, may receive a job offer!

Benefits of participation:

  • Paid 100-hour internship ($1,500 total)
  • $25 gift card for each fundamental workshop attended ($50 total)
  • $25 gift card at the start of internship, $50 gift card at the midway point, and $100 at the end ($175 total)
  • Opportunity to learn about community health centers
  • Opportunity to be hired full-time upon completion of internship, depending on internship site’s needs
  • Certificate awarded at end of program ceremony

Applicants Requirements:

  • Complete and submit application
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must attend two virtual workshops 
  • Ability to complete a 100-hour in-person internship (approximately 10 – 25 hours a week over the course of 5-6 weeks)
  • Availability Monday-Friday (for internship hours)
  • Bilingual (Spanish) – not required, but a plus
  • Must be able to do internship hours between the hours of 8am-5pm
  • Must live in Los Angeles County
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to and from internship clinic site
  • Must be in the last 4-6 months of your program/area of study or have recently graduated
  • Must be in one of the areas of study below

Accepted Areas of Study:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Health Information Technology
  • Billing and Coding
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Promotor/a
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Patient Care Representative/Patient Navigator/Care Coordinator
  • Administrative – Customer Service, Reception, Call Center, etc.
  • Undergraduate majors – Community Health, Health Education, Social Work, Health Administration

(If you are unsure if your major/area of study will be accepted, please e-mail

Program Timeline:

  • Application Opens: January 29, 2024
  • Application Deadline: March 22, 2024
  • Applicant Interviews: Rolling Basis
  • Program Orientation: May 9, 2024 from 6 – 8pm
  • Workshop #1: May 16, 2024 from 6 – 8pm
  • Workshop #2: May 23, 2024 from 6 – 8pm
  • Clinical hours begin on May 27, 2024
  • Deadline to complete all clinical hours is on July 31, 2024
  • Program Graduation Ceremony: August 8, 2024 from 5 – 7pm

Note: This timeline is subject to change. Applicants will be notified if any changes arise.

2024 AHIP Program Flyer

PARTICIPANTS:Individuals by Application
FREQUENCY:Yearly Program
SPONSORED BY: California Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, & Kaiser Permanente
STAFF CONTACT:Cristal Torres

Application is closed!


Thank you to our program sponsors!