2023 Programs

KP Launch

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente’s KP Launch internship program, RepresentEd is focused on helping college students gain visibility and access to non-clinical roles in Healthcare. This internship program provides participants with the skills, knowledge, and insights needed to kickstart a great career in the industry.


  • AGE: Be between 18-24 years of age
  • EDUCATION: Be currently enrolled in a community college, four-year undergraduate college or university, vocational or trade school at the time of application within one academic year, or be a graduate program no earlier than the previous academic year. Graduate students are not eligible to participate
  • LOCATION: Have permanent residence in a Northern California Kaiser Permanente designated service area
  • RIGHT TO WORK: Have the legal right to work in the US with valid state-issued identification
  • AVAILABILITY: Commit up to 15-20 hours per week for weekly webinar (recordings offered), department meetings, and team meetings, as well as work and collaboration on project deliverables which may require additional meeting time(s)
  • ORIENTATION ATTENDANCE: Be able to make the orientation
  • TECHNOLOGY ACCESS: Access to a device and internet connection to work from home on
Color by Design

Developed by RepresentEd in tandem with IDEO, Color by Design is focused on removing traditional boundaries in the field of design to pave avenues for non-traditional professionals to reach their full potential. It’s one of the only programs of its kind focused on serving untapped talent in the design industry.


  • EDUCATION: College degree (Bachelors or Associate) preferred, but not required
  • WORK EXPERIENCE: A candidate’s resume should reflect the following experience, and candidates should be prepared to speak to the following in interviews:

•  Experience working in collaborative team settings on projects

•  Experience juggling multiple priorities, and managing deadlines

•  Experience putting forward new ideas for consideration. You identified something that needed improvement, and you proposed a new approach

  • LOCATION: Must be able to commute to and work from the IDEO San Francisco office. We are unable to provide relocation assistance for this program

•  Potential for some domestic travel may come up, depending on the project you are assigned. IDEO would cover all travel expenses related to work trips.

  • WORK AUTHORIZATION: Have the legal right to work in the US with valid identification

•  8-10 hours / week for a virtual training program which includes weekly webinars (recordings offered), weekly assignments, team meetings, and team collaboration time. An IDEO U certification will be accomplished by the end of training

•  40 hours per week for a Full-Time paid Fellowship with IDEO

  • TECHNOLOGY ACCESS: Access to a device (ex. tablet, or laptop) and internet connection to work from home

On-Ramp to Health Careers

The On-Ramp to Health Careers is a six-month program to prepare underrepresented community college students for a paid internship at Alameda Health System. The program covers professional skills such as resume writing, interviewing, public speaking, elevator pitches, critical thinking, and other skills which will prepare participants to be competitive applicants for the summer internship experience.


  • Must currently be enrolled in Chabot College or Merritt College
  • All applicants must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to the start of the program and other health clearance requirements

Merritt PLAN

The purpose of our Merritt Business PLAN Program is to offer personal and professional development training to ensure that participants have the tools needed to translate their academic experiences into practice in the workplace.


  • EDUCATION: Must be a current Merritt College student
  • LOCATION: Must have the ability to commute to Oakland [Merritt College] * subject to change based on public safety protocol
  • AVAILABILITY: 5 hours/week time commitment, Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm PT
  • TECHNOLOGY ACCESS: Access to a device (ex. phone, tablet, or laptop) and internet connection to work from home on
Level Up

Our BCS Level Up pilot program is in conjunction with Berkeley Community Scholars and seeks to meet underrepresented students where they are to build bridges to rewarding careers. Through the program, participants develop essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in their desired careers.


  • Must be a BCS scholar or recent alumni
  • Can attend and fully engage in all 8 group sessions
  • Completion of weekly homework
  • Willing to step out of comfort zone
  • Willing to work on a team
  • Willing to complete an individual project that will be shared with others in the community
If you’d like to be considered for future programming please click here.