Careers & Internships

Find your place at Cardea

Cardea is a national, women of color-led organization that provides social impact evaluation, policy advancement, capacity development, and professional learning services to health and human service organizations.

Our team members are dedicated to making an impact by helping health and human service providers deliver exceptional, culturally proficient services to their communities.

Career Opportunities

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with staff across Cardea to support organizational and programmatic specific tasks. This is an in-office, full-time position based in Oakland, California (hybrid schedule is permitted). The range for this position is $21.00 – $23.00/hour. This is a non-exempt position.

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Training Manager - Central/Southern California

The Training Manager works collaboratively with other staff to manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects and other organizational initiatives. This is a full-time position based in the Central/Southern California region, and will require periodic travel to the Bay Area and Los Angeles, including about 10 weekends during the school year. This position reports directly to the Program Director.

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Internship, Practicum, and Capstone/Thesis Opportunities

Cardea is committed to workforce development and has supported highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students through internship, practicum, and capstone/thesis opportunities in health education, public administration, public health, and related fields.


Cardea offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth and development. You will have a designated site supervisor and opportunities for regular contact with Cardea leadership and staff.

Current Opportunities

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. To request an application, please contact Vanessa Sarria.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in an academic institution.

Cardea provides training, organizational development, and research and evaluation services to health and human service organizations. However, a degree in a related field is not essential. We welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds.

Cardea encourages students to receive academic credit and is willing to work with the sponsoring institutions’ requirements.

Opportunities are typically unpaid. However, small stipends may be available, based on the project and resources. Relocation fees are not available.

Cardea will determine the number of hours per week, based on the project and your availability.