Business Development Intern – Parker Health Group, Inc.

March 18, 2024

***LeadingAge NJ & DE is posting this position on behalf of Princeton Community Housing***


LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program Intern- Parker Health Group, Inc.

Job Title: Business Development Intern

Internship Description: The Summer Enrichment Program is a 10-week immersive internship hosted by Parker Health Group Inc., May/June 2024- August 2024. We are recruiting a diverse pool of undergraduate and graduate students for a unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience in aging services. This opportunity will provide the intern with in-depth exposure to various levels of care within senior living as well as the post-acute setting. The intern will work side-by-side with Administrators and the operational management team.

Reporting Structure: The intern will report to the Director of Business Development.

Organizational Description: You can make a difference in the field of aging services. At Parker Health Group, we believe that happy and fulfilled care partners are the source of our strong company culture. We are committed to rewarding our team members by providing them with opportunities for professional development, job growth and a supportive environment. It’s the reason we enjoy one of the highest employee retention rates, far exceeding industry standards. We were recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” for 2023 by, one of the leading business journals in the state. Join us and help make aging part of life! Parker Health Group, Inc. is a not-for-profit, New Jersey-based aging services organization with over 115 years’ experience that is committed to empowering older Americans. We are a diverse community of over 1,000 dedicated and passionate employees, caregivers, volunteers, thought leaders, researchers, educators, and partners. Our award-winning standards and approaches have made us a pioneer of inclusive aging services and long-term care residences, and a national thought leader on the conversation around aging in America. Founded in 1907 by Henrietta Parker, Parker has been challenging, changing, and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America and how all of us can make aging part of life.

What you need to know?

  • A preceptor will guide the intern and meet with the intern weekly and as needed
  • A summer project(s) will be assigned to the intern that will benefit the organization and culminate with a special project presentation to key leaders
  • The intern will receive access to high-level executives and insight into the decision-making process within the organization. This will include the following:
    • A meeting with President/CEO and intern (virtual or otherwise)
    • Attendance/participation in department, staff, and board meetings
    • Mentoring opportunities with key leaders within the organization
  • The intern will be provided access to a workspace and an employee orientation
  • The intern and preceptor will attend virtual LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program events, including:
    • Summer Enrichment Program – A networking event for Interns
    • Summer Enrichment Program – A networking event for Preceptors
    • Formal performance feedback upon completion of the internship

What is the Focus of the Internship?

  • To shape, develop, and mentor a diverse workforce bound for leadership roles.
  • To expose future talent to the field of aging.
  • To provide additional skills to prepare students to enter the job market, including presentations and a performance evaluation to enhance their experience further.
  • To provide a positive learning experience, including a final evaluation focusing on positive accomplishments and opportunities for growth.

Role/scope of work: Support in the development and implementation of survey/research work to validate discovery for meals and/or transportation business opportunities. In collaboration with Strategy team members Judy Collett-Miller and Pamela Joyce, work will include survey development, distribution, collection, and tabulation of results with initial insights. Responsibilities will include outreach to older adults in the community, user agencies and organizations, and providers along with compilation and presentation of findings.

What type of student is qualified for the Internship?: The ideal candidate will be a student nearing the end of his/her undergraduate studies or in graduate school and pursuing a degree in health care administration, public health, social work, or human services.

What are we looking for?

  • Undergraduate or graduate students. Undergraduates must be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study in the Fall following the program
  • A 3.0 minimum grade point average for undergraduates
  • A 3.25 minimum grade point average for graduate students
  • Works effectively and diplomatically with various publics, including residents, board members, community groups, government agencies, etc.
  • Skill set: Independent thinker and self-motivated; Ability to work independently as needed (survey calls, etc.); Strong communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft suite or other software for data collection and presentation

Is this internship in-person, virtual or a combination of both?: Combination

Does this internship provide housing?: No

How is this internship compensated?: Stipend ($8,000 for 10 weeks)

How to apply for this internship? Submit a resume and cover letter via email to: Karen Gordon-Knapp, Manager Talent Acquisition // 732-565-2436