US Indian Health Service

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    Intern - Great experience

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    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Bemidji, MN
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Bemidji, MN

    I worked at US Indian Health Service as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked as an engineering intern with IHS
    Great camaraderie with others in the office. Wonderful environment
    Great pay/benefits, especially for a summer internship
    They really give you tons of project experience, rather than pigeon-holing you filling out forms or only doing one aspect of a project, as I've heard is the case with many private firms
    Get to really broaden your cultural perspective. If you live near the reservation, you'll hear about Native-related events all the time, and they're all really fun
    Even as an intern, I was salaried and pretty much allowed to work when i wanted, take lunch whenever and for as long as I wanted, as long as I put in at least 40 hours of work each week.

    Cons

    Human Resources is spectacularly awful; in the Area Office and especially in Washington DC. You'll have to deal with at least 4 different people when trying to get one job, and even though they all may work just a few feet away from each other, it seems like not one of them knows what the other is doing. I had to fill out 3-4 copies of every form, send out official transcripts (via Express Mail) multiple times, just because Person A was totally unwilling to walk down the hall and show them to Person B (and I was never reimbursed for this).

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    Streamline your human resources department, but it's probably impossible, because this is the federal government we're talking about.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gallup, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gallup, NM
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at US Indian Health Service in March 2010.

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    Fast and easy

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    • None. They were desperate. The Dr. Before me quit with 1 month left to vest for his 401, after being told by his supervisor that "white people have no business working here."   Answer Question
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    They tried to low ball me with a salary that was less than an RN makes. I said no, they came up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.ihs.gov
Headquarters Rockville, MD
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1955
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Indian Health Service's mission is to provide health care and related services for American Indian and Alaska Natives, as well as their descendants. The organization delivers health care, social, and environmental health services for nearly 2 million members of more than 560 tribes. Most live in 35 states, primarily in the western US and Alaska. The organization's health service delivery system includes 31 hospitals, some 60 health centers, about 30 health stations, and 35 Urban Indian health projects. IHS also offers mental health and substance abuse programs as well as... More

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