Summer 2023 Career Exploration Experience

Opportunity Board

The Career Exploration Experience 2023 is a micro-internship experience facilitated June 12th through July 21st, 2023. Experiences range from 60-90 hours (see details below), specific hours and duration vary depending on your internship assignment.

For planning purposes you will be expected to participate in activities scheduled between 1-5pm Monday through Thursday.  

Here’s the list of current opportunities available (click on the link to learn more): 

Key Dates

Application

Jan 9, 2023 -Feb 28, 2023

Interviews (as required)

Mar 13, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023

Onboarding Process

Apr 28 - May 31, 2023

Career Exploration Experience

Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023

Application

Jan 9, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023

Interviews (as required)

Mar 13, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023

Onboarding Process

Apr 28 - May 31, 2023

Career Exploration Experience

Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023

Interviews (as required)

Mar 13, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023

Career Exploration Experience

Jun 12, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023

Careers in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Careers Interests: Healthcare and/or Medical Devices, Professional and Business Services, Public Safety, Engineering, Design & Architecture, or Information Technology.

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, 60 hours

Activities will be scheduled Mon-Thu, between 1-4:30pm

Hybrid experience for 20 students from Huntington Beach Union, Irvine Unified, Newport-Mesa Unified, Saddleback Valley and Tustin Unified through Coastline ROP.

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023.

Get a first hand perspective of the field of artificial intelligence through meetings with AI professionals, and worksite and university tours.  Gain a foundational understanding about AI concepts and issues including ethics, bias, culture, regulations, and professional expectations through your project, meetings with professionals, mentors and facilitated discussions using Intel AI for Workforce professional learning modules.

This opportunity is open to rising seniors with an interest in artificial intelligence, no technical expertise is required.  

CHOC: Children’s Health of Orange County

Career Interests: Healthcare, Information Technology, Professional and Business Services, or Advocacy and Public Policy. 

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 10 students

including your cover letter (addressed to Ms. Daisy Cruz, CHOC Children’s) and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023.  Group interviews will be scheduled Mar 13 – Apr 7. 

CHOC, a pediatric healthcare system based in Orange County, California, is committed to being a leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care at the state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo and a regional network of primary and specialty care clinics in four counties. 

Pursuing the mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children CHOC provides the highest levels of care for the most serious pediatric illnesses and injuries, physical and mental. The research and innovation institutes focus on translating real patient needs into real-world treatments so every child can live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

During the experience, students will gain a general introduction to careers in healthcare and have the option to work with a mentor in one of the following departments:

      • The Advocacy & Public Policy Department provides support and advocacy for CHOC and its vast network of patients, associates, and providers.  The department includes Government Affairs, and the Office of Belonging, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (BDEI).  CHOC works with other children’s hospitals through the California Children’s Hospital Association (CCHA) and National Association of Children’s Hospitals (NACH) to advocate for funding and public policy that benefits child health and children’s hospitals. They also collaborate with other healthcare providers through state and national organizations to educate legislators about the need for new laws that support safety net providers and their patients. Through this experience, students will have the opportunity to learn about current initiatives and policies that the Directors of Government Affairs and BDEI are currently working on. 
      • Finance: The Finance Department is responsible for recording, monitoring, reporting, analyzing and managing the operations of the organization, which include revenues, expenses, key performance indicators, trends and other data. The data is provided internally to executive leadership and management and also externally to auditors and others. Within Finance, the accountants are responsible for recording, tracking, analyzing and reporting the financial data. The Accounts Payable team is responsible for processing vendor invoices and payments. The Payroll team is responsible to ensure that all associates are paid for the time that they work. Through this experience students will learn more about the workings of the Finance Department and how it works with various departments throughout the organization, including but not limited to: Treasury, Purchasing and Financial Planning Departments.

      • Human Resources: The HR department is responsible for managing employee-related resources. It’s an essential partner in an organization’s success. CHOC understands the importance of enjoying a meaningful career. That’s why at CHOC, they connect every employee to their mission: to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children. CHOC has created a community that fosters collaboration, innovation and growth so everyone can make a difference in kids’ lives. Through this experience, students will learn about the internal structure of HR and its many corresponding units that contribute to its main functions: Administration, Recruiting and Staffing, Health and Safety, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Labor and Employee Relations, Disciplinary Actions, New Hire Onboarding, Company Policies, and Diversity & Inclusion.

      • The Information Systems Department department is the formal organizational unit responsible for information technology services. The information systems department is responsible for maintaining the hardware, software, data storage, and networks that comprise the organization’s IT infrastructure. Through this experience, students will have the opportunity to learn about how information systems and technical support is applied in healthcare and a hospital setting. 

      • Nursing Research & Innovation: CHOC nurses are dedicated to enhancing pediatric acute, critical, and ambulatory care through the creation of new knowledge and the implementation of evidence-based practice. At CHOC, nurses at all levels of the organization are encouraged and supported to engage in: Research, Evidence-Based Practice, Innovation, and Quality Improvement. Through this experience, students will learn about the type of research and innovative practices that are currently taking place at CHOC.

Visit the CHOC website to learn more about the organization. 

This opportunity is open to rising seniors who are interested in contributing to their community through careers in business and professional services, information technology, healthcare innovation, or advocacy and public policy. 

CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County

Career Interests: Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design, Filmmaking or Video Production

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 1-2 students

including your cover letter (addressed to Ms. Jasmine Pachnanda) and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023.  Interviews will be scheduled Mar 13 – Apr 7.

The CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County is a cross-sector coalition of Orange County CEOs, Executive Talent Leaders, and business leaders committed to a common vision of building “a thriving OC for all” by cultivating the region into a premier, inclusive, and innovative talent hub. 

Students will work with the communications team on specific projects.  To learn more about the organization, visit the CLAOC website

This opportunity is open to rising high school seniors or college students who are interested in applying their skills to projects in an membership-based organization focused on collective impact. 

Edwards Lifesciences

Career Interests:  BioTech

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 15 students

including your cover letter (addressed to Ms. Kristina Horn) and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023.  Interviews will be scheduled Mar 13 – Apr 7.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. During this micro-internship experience you will learn about careers and meet professionals at Edwards Lifesciences, enhance your employability skills and gain practical experience via a mentor-designed project.

This is an opportunity for students who have completed one or more courses in a high school BioTech Pathway.

EY (Ernst & Young)

Career Interests: Business and Professional Services, Energy, Environment and Utilities, Information Technology, Marketing Sales & Service. 

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 40-50 students  

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023. 

EY is focused on building a better working world for their clients, associates and communities.  This purpose serves as the ‘North Star’ for the more than 300,000 people at 700 office locations in over 150 countries and provides the context and meaning for their work. Imagine helping clients solve their most pressing challenges, for example working with digital pioneers to fight data piracy; guiding governments through a cash-flow crisis; unlocking new medical treatments with data analytics; or pursuing high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. 

Through four integrated service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax and deep sector knowledge, the EY team uses their knowledge, skills and experience to help their clients solve pressing problems and create positive change.  

Students will learn about the EY culture and careers, as they work on a project with mentors during the experience.

Visit the EY website to learn more about the company.  

EY (Ernst & Young)

Career Interests: Business and Professional Services, Energy, Environment and Utilities, Information Technology, Marketing Sales & Service. 

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 40-50 students  

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023. 

EY is focused on building a better working world for their clients, associates and communities.  This purpose serves as the ‘North Star’ for the more than 300,000 people at 700 office locations in over 150 countries and provides the context and meaning for their work. Imagine helping clients solve their most pressing challenges, for example working with digital pioneers to fight data piracy; guiding governments through a cash-flow crisis; unlocking new medical treatments with data analytics; or pursuing high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. 

Through four integrated service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax and deep sector knowledge, the EY team uses their knowledge, skills and experience to help their clients solve pressing problems and create positive change.  

Students will learn about the EY culture and careers, as they work on a project with mentors during the experience.

Visit the EY website to learn more about the company.  

Ingram Micro

Career Interests: Business & Professional Services, Information Technology, Marketing, Sales and Services.
Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 3-5 students

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023

Ingram Micro is a global sales and distribution company focused on helping businesses fully realize the promise of technology™. With 189 logistics and service centers the 35,000 + associates work collaboratively to serve more than 170,000 customers in over 160 countries.

No other company delivers as broad and deep a spectrum of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.

Visit the Ingram Micro website to learn more about their services and career opportunities.

Medtronic Neurovascular

Career Interests: BioTech/Medical Devices, Engineering, and Healthcare

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 10 students 

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023

Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, and one of the largest medical device companies in the world.  With more than 350 locations in 150 countries the Medtronic Neurovascular team is committed to engineering the extraordinary by providing groundbreaking healthcare technology, inspiring hope and possibility in people around the world. 

Located in Irvine, Medtronic Neurovascular is committed to  delivering meaningful innovation to advance stroke treatment.   

Students will be guided by mentors as they work on an independent project.  

Visit the Medtronic Neurovascular website to learn more. 

University of California, Irvine

Career Interests: Business and Professional Services, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing Sales and Service (including digital media), Construction and Facilities, Automotive Technology (Fleet Management) or Healthcare.

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 10 students attending Irvine Unified and the Samueli Academy. 

including your cover letter (addressed to Mr. Bob Martin) and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023.  

University of California, Irvine, the 2nd largest employer in Orange County, was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, UCI draws on the unyielding spirit of their pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. UCI believes that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance an understanding of the world around us.

Students will be matched to mentors and work on projects based on their area of interest.

Visit UCI Human Resources to learn more about career opportunities. 

University of California, Irvine - School of Engineering

Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 10 students, Open to all participating school districts. 

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023. 

University of California, Irvine, the 2nd largest employer in Orange County, was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, UCI draws on the unyielding spirit of their pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. UCI believes that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance an understanding of the world around us.

Join the FabCamp Team at UCI Samueli School of Engineering for a unique micro-internship experience where you’ll learn about computer aided design, rapid prototyping, fabrication technologies and how complex systems work, as you work side-by-side with undergrad students from a variety of engineering disciplines.  As part of your experience 3-5 students will have the option to join the FabCamp team as a Camp Intern during the summer camps scheduled  July 10th to 14th and July 17th to 21st.

Ware Malcomb

Career Interests: Business and Professional Services, Engineering, Design and Architecture, or Information Technology,
Time Commitment: 6/12/23 – 7/21/23, Mon-Thu, between 1-5pm, 90 hours 

Hybrid experience for 2-3 students. 

including your cover letter and resume by midnight, Feb 28, 2023. 

Ware Malcomb, headquartered in Irvine, is an international, award winning firm offering integrated design services including architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding, and building measurement to diverse clients in both the private and public sectors.

As leaders in the design of buildings and spaces, the team is committed to providing forward-thinking, innovative design solutions to its clients.  Equally important is their commitment to creating a positive, dynamic and collaborative environment where team members are encouraged to grow their careers and continue learning.

Students will learn about the Ware Malcomb culture as they work on projects with mentors during the experience.

Visit Ware Malcomb to learn more about this award-winning design firm.