TIGER Scholars Informatics Internship
The Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Scholars Informatics Internship provides two interns (one U.S., one global) seeking a healthcare master’s degree or doctorate with the opportunity to grow their health informatics knowledge and skill set.
Supported by the HIMSS Foundation, this internship enables recipients to:
- Enhance their knowledge of health informatics education and practice
- Expand their network with the HIMSS TIGER Interprofessional Community
- Develop mentoring relationships with community leaders
- Participate in the global health informatics community through conferences, webinars, meetings and social media
- Engage in activities that promote health informatics through education and advocacy
- Learn about HIMSS and TIGER services and opportunities for continuing professional development, certification and career advancement
Application and Selection Process
The TIGER Scholars Selection Panel will review all applications and rank candidates based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience in health informatics
- Quality and strength of recommendations
- Academic achievement (candidate must be in good academic standing)
Students must be fluent in written and spoken English and may not participate in any other internships while serving as a TIGER Scholars Intern. Only completed applications will be considered.
The 2022 TIGER Scholars Informatics Internship application process is open thru June 27. Use the "Apply now" button below to submit your application today!
Objectives and Benefits
- Expanded knowledge and skill set
Get full access to the educational resources in the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)—including the Health IT Foundations course hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Opening Learning Initiative, aligned with the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS)™.
- Leader mentorship
Be paired with 2–3 mentors based on shared areas of interest throughout the academic year. Gain insights into your current studies and projects, and get post-graduation career ideas.
- Coaching and engagement
Shadow and learn from HIMSS TIGER staff, and collaborate with other HIMSS community liaisons and staff. Get feedback on your resume/CV from TIGER staff and leadership.
- Financial stipend
Get a $3,600 stipend per year, plus a bonus based on performance.
- HIMSS Student Membership
Receive a complimentary one-year HIMSS Student Membership.
- HIMSS Global Health Conference Program Assistant experience
- Serve as a HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition Program Assistant during the year of your internship. Benefits, prerequisites and financial responsibility are consistent with those of the general Program Assistant role.
- Project completion
Complete a variety of projects—including:
- Create resource content, sharing thought leadership related to health informatics hot topics and emerging trends.
- Assist in selecting health information and technology leaders to evolve the TIGER VLE webinar series; serve as webinar moderator.
- Help edit and draft publications, including conference and workshop proposals.
- Develop a case study focused on TIGER’s current scope of work as it relates to your academic classes or area of focus.
- Prepare and deliver a presentation about TIGER that shares how the initiative and interprofessional community at HIMSS impacts health informatics education and reform while fostering global community and workforce development.
- Professional networking
- Attend monthly TIGER International Task Force, TIGER Scholars Work Group and/or TIGER VLE Work Group meetings. Connect with global leadership and volunteers, explore the state of health informatics, and see what TIGER is doing to transform education, practice and resource development worldwide.
- Expand and cultivate a strong international network by working with TIGER staff and volunteer leadership.
- Letter of approval from academic program chair
- Background check and other items as required by HIMSS Human Resources
The TIGER Scholar Informatics Internship runs for one academic year, beginning with the fall term and going through the spring term. Internship hours, commitment time and course/program credit granted will vary based on academic program.
This is a remote internship opportunity. Candidates must have a computer, internet access and home office setup that supports this role remotely.
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