Partners in Career and Workforce Development

Program Description

Partners in Career and Workforce Development (PCWD) Health Care Training and Employment Program is an in-house Partners HealthCare program that is designed for individuals interested in entry-level employment within one of the Partners hospitals. This is an unpaid training program which includes 4 weeks of classroom instruction and a 4 week internship in a basic clerical or support staff position. Our free, full-time, 8-week training program will help you become our next: Office Assistant, Unit Coordinator, Patient Service Coordinator, Practice Secretary, Laboratory Aide, Medical Record Clerk, Operating Room Assistant, or one of many other exciting entry-level positions at Partners hospitals and affiliates.

Training Includes:

  • Introduction to the health care environment
  • Resume preparation
  • Interviewing skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Customer service skills
  • Office computer skills
  • Internship in a hospital department
  • Job placement assistance
  • Career counseling and development
  • Post-placement support and follow-up
  • Financial literacy education
  • Supportive services
  • Professional image development
  • Short-term paid internship for eligible graduates

Eligibility Requirements:

All applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old and have a professional attitude
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass assessments in reading, writing, and Microsoft Word skills
  • Successfully complete our reference checking process, providing 4 references (including 2 former/current managers)
  • Successfully complete CORI screening (Criminal Offender Record Investigation)
  • Provide verification of at least 12 consecutive months of work experience
  • Speak, write and understand English
  • Be able to work full-time and complete a 90 day probationary period
  • Be able to attend training: Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm (includes a four week internship which is 8.5 hours/day)
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Not be a current employee of Partners HealthCare or any of our affiliates
  • Apply online with a resume and letter of interest OR attend an Open House at Project Hope

Program Dates:

2015 Cycle Schedule:

Interested Candidates:  
If you are interested in being considered for the next cycle of PCWD, please choose one of two ways to apply:

Managers: If you are interested in the program or hosting an intern, please contact us!
Partners HealthCare Workforce Development, Telephone: 617-643-6651

Agencies: For program referrals, please contact Project Hope, Telephone: 617-442-1880
Our PCWD program is Section 30 Approved: Course ID# 1067203

Partners-Affiliated Hospitals:  View a list of all Partners-affiliated Hospitals

Find out more about PCWD at one of our open houses.

Interested in attending one of our open houses? You can find the registration form here.


Find out more about the PCWD-affiliated internship program.

Interested in hosting an intern in your department? Fill out this internship form.


Read more about PCWD program details.  


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The Partners Career and Workforce Development (PCWD) program offers job training and internships for local residents who are interested in having careers in health care.
Here, Rhonda Maloney describes how PCWD has helped her to reach her goals. Rhonda works as a practice secretary at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is currently working towards a degree and a career as an occupational therapist.

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