The Patient Database Intern will work closely with World Pediatric Project’s Director of Patient Information. The Patient Database Intern will assist with updating and maintaining the patient database, which captures clinical and demographic information about all of the patients served through WPP’s direct services programs.  This role is well suited for those looking for exposure to medical terminology and to the behind the scenes operations for coordinating surgical care for children in other countries.  This role does not provide any exposure to or practice with database design and implementation.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain patient documentation in electronic form by scanning and saving patient records to organization’s database and labeling patient documentation
  • Complete data entry to capture clinical notes written by WPP’s physicians and patient demographic information
  • Proof past data entry to assist with data quality control
  • Assist with reconstruction of data in newly updated database
  • Provide other administrative support to the Director of Patient Information, as instructed


  • Exceptional attention to detail and to completing tasks thoroughly
  • Excellent computer skills 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong typing skills
    • Scanning
    • E-mail
  • Willing to commit a minimum of 2 consecutive semesters to internship
  • Able to meet deadlines and follow written instructions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be willing to dedicate 10-15 hours per week for internship

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Harper Lorencki at [email protected]