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Ascension Health Software Developer Intern in Chicago, Illinois

We Are Hiring

Who We Are

Ascension Technologies is one of the nation’s largest healthcare information technology services organizations. We provide Ascension and its subsidiaries low-cost, high-value IT infrastructure and software application services that:

  • Support rapid and effective clinical decision making

  • Improve efficiency and care transitions

  • Foster information sharing across the continuum of care

  • Make knowledge and data actionable, leading to improved patient outcomes

What You Will Do

Join Our Team (Paid Internship - Summer 2021)

Internship Summary

As a Software Development Intern with Ascension Technologies, you will contribute to the creation of our robust suite of cloud-native enterprise applications in the rapidly growing healthcare software industry in Austin. You will be a member of a dev team working collaboratively with others in an Agile organization to deliver software that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

With more than 4,000 associates, Ascension Technologies enables access to data across applications, transforming how clinicians and patients interact with technology, which enhances our ability to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness. Our associates leverage technology to create collaborative solutions that improve health decisions every day. We believe you should be a tech founder not a fixer - that’s how we do tech at Ascension Technologies. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words, and we are developing software solutions to support that mission.


  • Develop cloud-native applications using Java/Spring Boot microservices on GCP

  • Break down requirements into independent coding tasks

  • Create unit and integration tests to test and regress software

  • Participate in design and code reviews

  • Participate in Agile routines and ceremonies; daily standups, sprint planning, sprint demos/retrospectives

    Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in OOAD, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms

  • Solid understanding of one or more of the following: Java, JavaScript, Swift, Kotlin

  • Familiarity with relational and NoSQL databases (MySql, Postgres, Mongo, Redis, etc), SQL, and database/schema design

  • Awareness of JavaScript front-end frameworks (Angular, React, etc.)

  • Awareness of TDD/BDD software testing practices

  • Familiarity or the ability to learn best practices for the full SDLC including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Awareness of microservice architectural patterns and design

  • Awareness of container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED required.

  • Enrolled in degreed program specific to discipline required.

Additional Preferences

What You Will Need


  • Minimally completed College Year: Junior

  • Working toward your Bachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred.

    Ascension Technologies Will Provide

  • Paid intern position

  • Intern orientation and on-boarding

  • Job coaching/career counseling/mentoring

  • Opportunity for skill development

  • Opportunity for networking

    Intern will be responsible for

  • Great work ethic

  • Outstanding attendance record

  • Participation in Training - Learning

  • Transportation to/from work location as needed

Why Join Our Team

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.