Fiscal & Administrative Intern

Internship Position Description

Position Title:

Fiscal & Administrative Support Unit Intern   (unpaid internship)

Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:

Health Care Agency
Contract Development and Management
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Functions of Agency/Department:

The Contract Development and Management (CDM) division is responsible for developing, soliciting, negotiating, and administering human services contracts for the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA).

CDM currently administers more than 400 contracts, many of which contain multiple funding sources and distinctly different programs. These human services contracts include HIV, public health, behavioral health, medical, and institutional health services. Contract providers include hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, and both for-profit and non-profit community based organizations.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

Intern will serve in the Central Fiscal and Administrative Support Unit which is responsible for the secondary oversight of contracts administered in the HCA, CDM Department.  The internship is designed to provide a mutually beneficial relationship where the intern is exposed to and participates in a number of fiscal and administrative functions that support the unit.  In addition to providing administrative assistance with data entry, preparation/distribution of mail, telephone coverage, front office reception, and various work requests, interns will help with one or more of the following projects:

  • Assist the office supervisor with central file audits, insurance documentation verifications, medical transportation billings, records center coordination, and contract inventory database maintenance.
  • Coordinate and distribute provider invoices to the Accounting division and monitor compliance with Internal Audit directions.
  • Sanction screen providers for verification of compliance/non-compliance to Medi-Cal and other funding source requirements.

Educational Requirements:

It is preferable that candidates have an interest in public service and a minimum of one to two years of college coursework with and emphasis in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or related fields.

Skills, Training or Qualifications:

We are seeking applicants with a fundamental understanding of the operation and function of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. 

Time Commitment:

Minimum 12 - 20 hours per week for 3 - 6 months.  Hours must be schedule in 4- to 8-hour blocks of time, during regular business hours (Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Interns able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:

Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to permanent employment, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills while participating in the fiscal and administrative functions that are instrumental in the administration of government, as well as the satisfaction of serving the community of Orange County.  Furthermore, the internship provides participants the benefit of experience gained when considering future opportunities in their career either with the County of Orange, other governmental offices, or the private sector. 

Additional Information:

Background screening for this internship does not require live scan fingerprinting.

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