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Consulting Master's Intern - Oakland

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • Seeking a curious, structured, and data-driven individual with a graduate degree or relevant experience, strong project management skills, and excellent communication abilities to drive diverse projects and solutions in a dynamic consulting environment.
  • The Consulting Master's Intern at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland will be responsible for conducting research, analyzing data, providing recommendations, collaborating with teams, coaching and mentoring peers, building relationships with stakeholders, and developing reports and presentations to drive decision-making and support project initiatives.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Business Optimization & Redesign (O&R) is a new department within Kaiser Permanente. Reporting directly to the CEO, O&R’s focus is to accelerate Kaiser Permanente’s path to more affordable, patient-centered healthcare. As a member of the team, you’ll play a crucial role by applying and honing skills in consultative solution design, disciplined program execution and complex organizational change management. Team members work on challenges and opportunities that span the Kaiser Permanente enterprise ranging from operations to organization design to member experience and more. While our team includes consulting and project management professionals at different experience levels, we have a flat internal hierarchy and all share equal expectations to ask questions, contribute ideas and constantly learn, develop creative solutions and deliver exceptional results. O&R values diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


  • Rely on curiosity, structure, hypotheses, research, data and analysis to discover insights and define opportunities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business needs and craft feasible and sustainable solutions.
  • Have a commitment is to solving the problem, not to implementing a specific solution.
  • Are adept at maintaining focus and being undeterred by ambiguity, complexity and organization dynamics.
  • Are comfortable working through the tension created by competing ideas.
  • Are action-oriented and offer suggestions and reasoning for confirmation rather than seeking open-ended guidance.
  • Are experienced in communicating with different audiences.
  • Possess project management skills and business acumen to drive diverse projects and workstreams encompassing broad sets of activities to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Target Majors:
  • Education:
  • Pursuing a graduate degree or have completed a graduate program from an accredited university within the last year.
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Aptitude to perform data and process analytics and formulating solutions.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years' experience in related role
  • Ability to learn quickly and experience producing high quality work in short periods of time.
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Conduct research, collect and analyze relevant information and data, develop hypotheses and insights, identify opportunities, propose options and define solutions to enhance the
  • member experience and address healthcare costs.
  • Perform advanced analyses and problem-solving.
  • Offer suggestions and recommendations based on data and reasoning to help drive decision making.
  • Anticipate and prepare for questions, concerns and next steps.
  • Demonstrate agility and flexibility when significant new information or change in direction is provided.
  • Perform as part of small, fast-paced teams with interdependent workstreams that need to be coordinated and integrated frequently.
  • Offer insights, support teammates, seek and offer help and constructive criticism when needed, and take accountability for the team’s success.
  • Coach and mentor peers and junior team members.
  • Partner with subject matter experts to leverage their knowledge and credibility.
  • Build relationships and influence peers, partners and senior leadership by using data-driven insights, presenting clear and compelling information, and delivering on commitments.
  • Play a key role in bringing stakeholders together to gain cooperation and support, and to negotiate differences.
  • Distill large volumes of data and research into concise and intuitive written communications, presentations and discussions tailored to specific audiences.
  • Develop reports, dashboards, white papers, PowerPoint decks and other artifacts to inform stakeholders and executives and help drive planning and decision-making.
  • Provide transparency in sharing information about approach, expectations, outcomes, risks, issues and limitations. Exhibit comfort and competence under questioning.
  • In collaboration with project managers, develop approaches to prepare, support and help individuals, teams and organizations make the changes required to execute new processes, policies, approaches and initiatives.
  • Essential Responsibilities:
  • Contributing to a designated project or initiative to meet a KP business objective.
  • Report development and analytics.
  • Project management - planning, execution, and measurement.
  • Learning new applications needed to complete assignments or support the execution of business objectives.
  • Job shadowing in other functional areas.
  • Performing additional duties as required.


Work type

Full time

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