State of Oregon Project Management Intern (Two Internship Opportunities) in Salem, Oregon

Project Management Intern (Two Internship Opportunities)



Project Management Intern (Two Internship Opportunities)


$12.44 - $16.88 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type



Oregon Health Authority

Job Number



11/25/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Program: Office of Information Services/Project Solutions

Internship Hours: 20 hours per week/Flexible on days and times

Duration: Flexible depending on students' schedule (not to exceed 1040 hours).

Pay: Hourly compensation with the ability to receive school credit

Salary Range: $12.44 - $16.88 hourly

Location: 3990 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon

Are you a motivated college student with a specific interest in project management? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable industry knowledge, obtain hands-on experience, and build your network and connections with IT state level leaders? This is an excellent opportunity for a student to get fully immersed within the IT organization at the Oregon Health Authority.

The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.

What you will do

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to learn about and apply their skills in Project Management by:

  • Providing support with monitoring project activities, schedule, and performance

  • Project reporting

  • Assisting in the facilitation of meetings

  • Obtaining approvals to proposed changes in project scope, quality, or schedule

  • Attending project meetings to gain understanding of stakeholder and project needs

  • Assisting with scheduling meetings with project team, contractors, or business partners

  • Providing support with updating Project Online

  • Compiling and distributing project information.

  • Assisting with managing deliverables and updating project trackers

The Project Management Intern can expect to learn about the following subjects:

  • Project Online Support

  • Risk and issue management

  • Task tracking

  • Lessons learned documentation

  • Project artifacts and project archive documentation

The Office of Information Services (OIS) within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provides technology solutions for two state agencies within a complex environment of more than 320 applications programmed in 22 different languages. These systems support programs related to eligibility, benefits, licensing, insurance and claims processing, protective services, public health, state hospital management, and vocational and rehabilitation services.

We have two part-time unrepresented internships.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To qualify for this position you must:

  • Be a student currently enrolled in an Associates or higher degree program.

Preference may be given to those enrolled in a project management field.

What we are looking for:

  • Critical thinkers who are reliable and self-motivated

  • Students with a willingness to learn and ability to work with little supervision

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Students with specific interest and relevant skills in project management.

Additional Information

To apply please submit the following:

  • Attach a resume.

  • Attach a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position and what you hope to gain from the internship.

  • Complete the supplemental questions.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, your application will be disqualified. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Note: Transcripts are required as part of our interview process to verify you are a student currently enrolled in an Associates degree program or higher. Transcripts can either be provided at the time of application or during an in-person interview.

Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.


If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.


If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, veteran's preference points will be awarded with verification. To receive veteran's preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit, and select veterans' preference.


If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call Diana Garibay at 503-753-7360 (voice) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.

OHA strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.