Internships

Learning Inspired Field Experience (LIFE) Program: An internship program developed by the IHPC to provide students with a structured on-site learning experience in healthcare. The program requires students to complete 60 to 80 hours of supervised exposure to the day-to-day operations, procedures, and patient care at a partner medical facility. Students receive 8 hours of pre-training on basic patient privacy, safety, and worksite professionalism prior to beginning the internship. Following the internship: 

  • 93% of LIFE students felt strongly that the program better prepared them to enter the world of work. 

  • 95% of LIFE students surveyed strongly agreed that the field experience made them want to further pursue a career in the health professions.

For more information about the LIFE Internship, please visit the website.

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Students are awarded stoles following the completion of the 40 hour internship.

Students are awarded stoles following the completion of the 40 hour internship.

Eleanor Roosevelt High ‘19 LIFE Graduates

Eleanor Roosevelt High ‘19 LIFE Graduates

IHPC LIFE Students proudly serving the residents of the Inland Empire Region of Southern California.

IHPC LIFE Students proudly serving the residents of the Inland Empire Region of Southern California.

The LIFE Program was a major influence on my career, major, and life decisions. By the way, this program was a major topic for my college essays and I wanted to let you know that I will attend UCLA (PreMed) this fall!”
— Leah Serrano, Student

The White Coat internship

White Coat Program: A rigorous 40 hour internship that welcomes students to work side-by-side with a medical professional. Students are cleared to work in clinical settings with the supervision of a medical staff member. This program is offered every year in the spring. For more information about the 2020 White Coat cohort please email ihpc@we-reachout.org

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“I interned at Arrowhead Medical Center and had a first trauma experience while interning in the ER and it was really insightful. I learned that the ER is way different than what television series depict.”

— Jospeh, Ruben S. Ayala High School, Student

The mind program

Moving in New Directions (MIND) was piloted as the Pipeline Enhancement Project (PEP) for the Murrieta Mesa and Cajon high schools. The student-focused mental health awareness program provides certified trainings, school-based activites, and mental health career awarness.

Teen Suicide Prevention: After completing a training, 98% of surveyed students reported they were “knowledgeable” or “very knowledgeable” about suicide prevention. An increase of 36% of students indicating knowledge before the training!

Cultural Competency: There was an increase in the percentage of students who reported understanding the cultural factors involved in diagnosing and treating mental illness, from 40% before the training to 85% after the training. After the training, 85% of the students indicated that they understand the characteristics and principles of culturally competent care, while only 19% reported such understanding before the training.

Cajon High School’s 2019 graduating MIND Cohort | 28 out of 30 students will go on to pursue a mental or behavioral health degree in college | This is the first cohort of students to complete all 3 years in the MIND Program.

Cajon High School’s 2019 graduating MIND Cohort | 28 out of 30 students will go on to pursue a mental or behavioral health degree in college | This is the first cohort of students to complete all 3 years in the MIND Program.


Work Based Learning Programs

The IHPC Health Pathway Program Partners with local Inland Empire School Districts

The Approach:

  • Providing Awareness of Healthcare Careers

    • Health Career Speakers

    • Health Professions Conferences

    • JUMP Clubs at Middle Schools

    • Mental Health Awareness

  • Exploring Health Careers

    • Health Site Visits

    • Job Shadowing

    • Bootcamps (soft skills, adulting 101)

    • Seminars

  • Preparation for the Career

    • LIFE and White Coat

    • Mock & Informational Interviews

    • Educational Navigation

  • Training for the Career

    • Health Professions Resource Day

    • CPR Training and Certification

    • Mental Health Trainings

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Yucaipa High School Students visit Crafton College’s Allied Health Programs (2019).

Yucaipa High School Students visit Crafton College’s Allied Health Programs (2019).

IESHA Program

The Inland Empire Student Health Ambassador Program (IESHA) provided a great opportunity for high school and community college students to receive first-hand training in community health topics. This 36 hour-based program prepared students to talk about health topics, and will place students in a pre-selected clinic location where they shared health messages with patients in the waiting room. Students will received training in topics such as HIPAA, clinic protocol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental health, etc.