Sanford Health Summer Intern - Ethics in Sioux Falls, SD in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Summer Intern - Ethics in Sioux Falls, SD

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : HR Academic Affairs - Intern Program

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other


The DeGroot Center offers ethics consultation services, advance care planning assistance, education resources, and integrative health care. This internship is researching, compiling, analyzing, and evaluating data about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and providing an effective tool to communicate the results. Intern will assist with planning and fall programming for The DeGroot Center.

Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.Work collaboratively with organization leadership, enhancing knowledge and skills and improving the delivery of quality healthcare. Assist in the completion of projects and administrative duties while developing skills related to the assigned function and/or location. Attend training and development opportunities, learning about various processes and functions within the organization.


Specific Project: Intern will assist in the coordination of fall programming which includes: Mindfulness classes, Community Education, and Embedded Ethics.

Specific project: Intern will research, compile and analyze data while contributing to a Performance Improvement Project, providing an effective tool to communicate the results.

Mentor/Preceptor specific activities that pertain to the position: Intern will have 1-on-1 mentor sessions, and will have opportunities to attend Nursing Ethics Committee meetings, Palliative Care Journal Club, Sanford Biomedical Ethics Committee meetings, Integrative Health meetings and other department meetings.

Normal day-to-day: Compile and evaluate data and create effective ways to communicate the results.

Normal day-to-day activities: Assist The DeGroot Center staff with daily tasks as needed such as putting together packets for Advance Care Planning or making follow up phone calls, and assist with the quarterly newsletter.

Normal day-to-day: Participate and contribute in meetings and make contacts in planning the fall programming.

Potential unexpected activities: Participate in special events that may be pertinent to project such as community education.

Potential unexpected activities: Intern may participate in other areas within the DeGroot Center (Ethics, Integrative Health, and Advance Care Planning) as interests and time allows.

Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities. Describes opportunities for taking initiative in the organization. Demonstrates the ability to respond to change. Demonstrates an expectation that there will be ongoing shifts in demands and priorities. Identifies tasks or outputs that require accuracy and detail-level attention. Delivers formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds. Demonstrates the ability to speak, write and present clearly. Demonstrates a basic understanding of organizational project management practices and tools. Researches business related data and generates and interprets basic analytics. Collaborates with departmental associates and management.


Intern must be eager, energetic, and self-motivated. He/she must be able to be analytical as well as personable and be able to collaborate with others. Must be a Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, social work, philosophy, pre med, or business or an immediate graduate having received one of the previously listed majors or the like may have preference. Must be able to commit to the hours Scheduled during the 12-week internship. Strong communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Student Services

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD04105