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LifeSpring Hospitals offers internship opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing degrees such as MBA, MPH, MSW, and MD. In some instances where skills match LifeSpring’s needs, internships are available for students currently enrolled in undergraduate universities. Short term opportunities in our hospitals may be available for certified medical doctors. For medical students interested in an internship with a clinical focus, quality improvement projects may be available.
Prior LifeSpring interns have come from around the globe. They have hailed from such universities as: Brown University (USA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (USA), University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (USA), Cardiff Medical School (UK), and Tata Institute for Social Sciences (India).
LifeSpring Hospitals has also worked with groups of MBA consultant volunteers from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Columbia Business School, and Columbia Medical School.
Internship opportunities are available year-round across such departments as Marketing, Operations, Strategy, and HR. They are unpaid positions, though LifeSpring offers a daily transportation and lunch stipend.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Internship”.
"My summer internship working on the marketing team at LifeSpring Hospitals was an exceptional one. I observed the positive impact LifeSpring’s social marketing efforts, such as its health camps, have on the communities in which LifeSpring operates. Working with LifeSpring convinced me of the need for the market-based delivery of low-cost, high-quality health care. I look forward to watching LifeSpring continue to scale and increasingly improve the delivery and health care experience for many Indian women." – Laura Rosen, University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
"I worked on a variety of projects during my year at LifeSpring, primarily focused on learning and development. One of the projects I worked on involved restructuring the on-boarding process so that we can develop employees into missionaries who carry forth LifeSpring's mission of providing affordable and quality care to mothers and children from lower-income neighborhoods. We have also laid the foundation for a comprehensive E-Learning environment for the diverse and rapidly growing staff employed by LifeSpring. It's my privilege to be associated with LifeSpring, and I hope to continue being part of the LifeSpring family after my fellowship." – Premal Desai, Acumen Fellow (Class 2009)
"Throughout my internship with the marketing team at LifeSpring, I was excited and challenged by my projects, and I gained immensely from what I learned each day about LifeSpring, social enterprise, and healthcare in Hyderabad and India. The LifeSpring team is an inspirational, energizing group, and it was impossible not to be infected by their dedication and diligence to making a deep social impact through providing high-quality, low-cost maternal care. This passion coupled with LifeSpring's drive to be a sustainable, scalable company means that there is a lot to learn from LifeSpring and its model, and everyone is very willing to share." – Aliza Kreisman, Brown University
"As a medical student with a growing interest in international health, my internship with LifeSpring working on a clinical quality improvement project has been an invaluable experience. I was involved in multiple aspects, from data collection and analysis to helping doctors implement improved clinical protocols at the hospital level - all the while gaining understanding of lower-resource obstetrics that just doesn't come from books. LifeSpring has shown me what hospitals look like when totally committed to rigourous quality improvement, teamwork, resourcefulness and social change." – Elizabeth Anderson, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Wales, UK