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Elly Feldman Collegiate Internship Program

The Elly Feldman Collegiate Internship Program is a paid summer job at Parkland for college students interested in pursuing a career in health care. This program begins the first week of June and ends the first week of August. The Collegiate Internship program is entirely funded by the Parkland Auxiliary, which was organized in 1940 and continues to promote the hospital system, its programs and its mission.

This program was designed for undergraduate students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to work in a health care setting. Students will not have shadowing or hands-on clinical opportunities in this program. However, the students will have an opportunity to work in Dallas County’s busy public teaching hospital in a non-clinical setting. Students are placed in various areas throughout the hospital, and work 40 hours per week under the supervision of the hiring manager of the department and staff. 

The practical experience gained from this program is intended to complement the academic training these students receive throughout their school year. Because of Parkland’s international reputation for excellence, the program strives to share this excitement with tomorrow’s health care professionals.

Meet Our Interns

Melissa Azua
Cardiology Outpatient Clinic

"This experience has reaffirmed my love for helping others and showed me that the healthcare field is where I belong."


Terri Herod
WISH Labor & Delivery

“From day one everyone, no matter their role, was willing to teach, answer questions, and give wisdom, advice and support for my future within the healthcare industry. I am incredibly honored and grateful to have been a part of this amazing program this summer.”


Alan Ritchie
Faith Health

“Pastoral Care is such a valuable part of the patient's experience. Simply talking to the patient in a different way and asking better questions can transform the patient’s experience. My goal is to take these lessons and apply them to all relationships and areas of my life. Thank you to everyone at Parkland for teaching and investing in me.”


Eligibility Requirements

  • Primary/permanent residence preferred to be in Dallas County, regardless of where the student attends college
  • Must have graduated high school and, by the time the program begins in June, must have completed at least 30 semester hours of college coursework after high school graduation
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must not have graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree prior to completion of this program
  • Must be interested in pursuing a career in health care


Application and Additional Information

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