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CHOP Information Services Co-op/Intern Program

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The CHOP Information Services Co-op/Intern Program is a formal, year-long, competitive program designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with practical training and exposure to leading-edge technology and trends in healthcare IT.

Successful applicants will work a minimum of three months at CHOP, and will have the opportunity to work on ongoing projects and assist with developing strategic initiatives. Ongoing interaction with leadership both in IS and hospital-wide will expose the student to various leadership styles and initiatives in the organization. Download the Co-op/Intern Program brochure.

Why apply?

What type of work?

Depending on participants’ career focus and interest, there are many opportunities to explore career choices in healthcare IT. Co-op assignments may be in the following areas:

About the application process

When to apply

Cycle Jobs Posted Interview Dates Start Dates
Fall / Winter Late May June September
Spring Late September January May
Summer Late September January June

How to apply

Visit our career search page and search by keyword “Student” to see co-op/intern postings. The application process requires transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume and an essay describing the applicant's understanding of information technology in a healthcare setting or strategic planning for leading-edge technology. Please note: Student positions are only posted during late May and late September.

Finalists will have a half-day interview session in which they learn about the history of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the vision of the Information Services Department. Applicants will also meet with IS leaders during a networking roundtable session, take a tour of the work location and meet current students to learn about their experience in the program.

Applicant requirements

Candidates should be currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college, preferably with previous work experience. Students in information technology, software engineering, business administration and related fields are encouraged to apply.


The IS co-ops are paid based on industry standards.

Please email us for more information.

Featured students

Eric W. Branning

Rutgers, 2013

Eric BranningEric W. Branning joined Information Services as a co-op in 2013, working with both the Strategy and Consulting team and Project Management Office (PMO). With Strategy and Consulting, Branning’s work focused on a statistical analysis of the dollars spent on workforce training and development compared to similarly sized organizations. With the PMO, Branning contributed to a workflow audit of 61 Information Services projects. The audit resulted in a procedural change that will improve the service provided by the PMO.


Ryan T. Adiletto

Temple University, 2013

Ryan AdilettoRyan T. Adiletto joined Information Services as a co-op in May 2013. Adiletto’s focus was on the Help Desk services where he fielded calls from internal clients for troubleshooting over the phone. He also worked with the End User Device team, providing technical services to multiple CHOP locations and imaged/re-imaged shared and secured computers for CHOP employees’ use. Adiletto joined the IS team part-time in August 2013 as a Support Analyst l.

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