Medical Coding

Volunteer Internship (12/10/15)

The Medical Coding Volunteer Internship is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Medical Coding, Medical Billing, or other related fields. This is a great opportunity for work experience as well as credit for school!


As a medical coding volunteer intern, you will be assigned projects in the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, providing assistance in the areas of responding to medical authorization requests, communicating with medical providers, preparing written correspondence to the Department of Labor’s District Medical Advisors, and working closely with our Medical Coding Specialist to resolve unpaid medical bills for approved procedures. You may also be tasked with assisting the Office in preparing copies of case files to be sent to claimants or attorneys and other routine office tasks. You must be computer literate. You must be comfortable using information systems to develop documents in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred, but not mandatory. During the internship, you will become familiar with medical procedure codes, ICD-10 diagnostic codes, and treatment suite matches.


Location:

U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs

The Curtis Center (6th & Walnut Streets)

170 South Independence Mall West, Suite 715 East, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Requirements:

This opportunity is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. A variety of majors qualify including medical billing, liberal arts, and others in related fields. Participants must have excellent written and verbal communication abilities; have good computer skills, and a professional and positive attitude. Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment, 10 – 20 hours/week. If selected, you will be required to complete an agreement with the school and the U.S. Department of Labor stating the conditions of the internship. This is a non-paid for-credit only or experience internship.


ELIGIBILITY

1. Must meet the definition of “student,” as set forth in 5 CFR 308.101, i.e. must be currently enrolled not less than half time in an accredited educational institution, such as a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, or college. GPA of 3.0 preferred.

2. Must meet any applicable Federal, State, or local laws governing the employment of minors, if he/she is a minor. The minimum age requirement for employment in the Federal service is 16 years of age.

3. Must be eligible to be employed in the United States under the immigration laws and regulations.

Fall, spring and summer resumes are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted at any time.


Interested candidates should email their resume with copies of most recent transcripts reflecting courses taken and GPA as well as proof of enrollment to:

Angelo Randazzo – Randazzo.angelo@dol.gov

For more information, please contact Angelo Randazzo at (267) 687-4062 or by email: Randazzo.angelo@dol.gov