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Supply Chain Intern (Howard University)

Requisition #: 296443
Location: Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Temporary
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Position Summary:

The Supply Chain Support Intern position is an entry level/training role for the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) Supply Chain Department and reports into the Senior Director of Supply Chain Transformation. The internship can occur during, or outside of an academic semester.

JHHS designed the role for college students with an interest in supply chain, but with no or limited supply chain experience. The position will support a broad-based learning experience encompassing the execution of transactional processes, including sourcing, procurement, analytics and logistics and materials management.

  • Sourcing activities include supporting market research, conducting analysis on prices, spend and utilization, and contributing to contract drafting and contract negotiations.
  • Procurement activities include development of purchase orders, processing of shopping carts, handling confirmations and replenishing inventories, supply chain training and project implementation.
  • Analytics work include a range of activities, including, but not limited to, data analytics, financial analysis, capital analysis, contract review and analysis, and project management and implementation.
  • Logistics and Materials Management activities include participation in and/or observing the management of central and other storerooms which provide prompt access to clinical supplies, par replenishment operations for nursing and clinical areas, maintenance of equipment inventory and the provision of delivery services to units for patient care.


  1. Education:
  • Successful completion of two years at an accredited college/university, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Participation in a relevant degree program is (e.g., computer science, informatics, management of information systems, data science, business, supply chain).
  1. Knowledge:

Requires basic knowledge of supply chain and healthcare.

  1. Skills:
  • Quick learner and willingness to develop in supply chain management
  • Experience working in Excel and other analytical tools
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and interface with diverse levels of associates
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet agreed upon deadlines
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and escalate risks/issues when relevant
  • Ability to work in a team and a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently when necessary and as a group when the situation requires.
  1. Work Experience

No work experience required. Initial work experience is preferred, however, especially in a supply chain, healthcare or analytics environment.

  1. Machines, Tools, Equipment:

Microsoft office (particularly Excel and Microsoft Word)


A. Budget Responsibility:


B. Authority/Decision Making Level:

  • Ability to function independently with latitude to make decisions within the scope of assigned projects and duties.
  • Makes decisions based on experience and data collection and other research.
  1. Supervisory Responsibility:
  1. Information Management


Maintains confidentiality of information

Working Conditions:

Work environment is in a well-lit business environment with no physical discomforts due to temperature, noise, dust, etc. Work is sedentary in nature, however, some standing, stooping, bending and walking is required. Covid-19 pandemic-related health protection measures may necessitate full or part time remote work.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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