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Top 30 Internships in Healthcare Management

By Kristen Fescoe
Posted July, 2014

Earning a top-notch internship position in the field of Healthcare Management and Administration is a wonderful step towards a rewarding and successful career in the Healthcare Industry. A highly respected internship is a great way to gain the direct experiential leaning that will help you find a position in the field. This list was complied to summarize thirty of the most sought after Healthcare Management, Administration and Public Health internships in the United States. Many of these internship opportunities are provided by Universities, Hospitals and Organizations with the highest national ranking, according to notable sources like US News and World Report and accrediting bodies like Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Preference was given to those internships that were accredited by a regional and/or program based accrediting body in Healthcare Management. Securing one of these internships is an ideal way to begin a professional career in the Healthcare Management industry.

30 Top Internships in Healthcare Management and Administration

Abbott Laboratories Internship

Santa Ana, California and Abbot Park, Illinois

Program Website

The various internship opportunities offered by Abbott gives interns a chance to participate in meaningful project efforts and make significant contributions to the business and to global health care needs. Interns also gain experiential, professional experience and exposure to the healthcare industry and some of its leading practitioners. Abbott employs more than 900 interns worldwide each year. They work in the medical device department, diagnostics, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals businesses in functions that include engineering, science, finance, IT and marketing. They recruit highly qualified candidates from the top universities throughout the world who have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership and communication skills and technical excellence in their respective fields. The Abbott Internship Program offers the flexibility of 10-to-12 week assignments during the summer months, with start and end dates adjusted to each interns academic calendar and to the needs of individual businesses.
Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Abbott Laboratories, which has been nationally recognized as a leader by companies like Fortune Magazine,  The Fortune 500  and Scrip.

Contact Information
Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Park, Illinois
E-Mail Form: https://svcs.abbott.com/abtcontactus/contact.do?

The Administrative Fellowship program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital

Birmingham, Alabama

Program Website

The Administrative Fellowship program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital provides qualified individuals a comprehensive training opportunity in Healthcare Management and Administration. The program is intended to complement and enhance the foundations of their academic programs. UAB Hospital is a highly respected, technologically innovative health care organization that is proud to have the opportunity to develop upcoming managers and executives to lead the future of an increasingly complex health care industry. A diverse array of health care operations combined with clinical and management expertise makes this fellowship opportunity one-of-a-kind. At least one fellow will be selected each year for the year long fellowship.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by the University of Alabama which is ranked 5th Best Graduate Program in Healthcare Management by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Administrative Fellowship program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital
500 22nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 800-822-8816

Albright Stonebridge Group Internship

Locations Worldwide

Program Website

The Albright Stonebridge Group Internship offers both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to become an integral part of the ASG team. Each year, ASG offers internships in three separate semesters:

  • Spring (January-May)
  • Summer (June-August)
  • Fall (September-December)

The need for internships varies from semester to semester, however most common areas for internship opportunities includes knowledge, experience and language skills relevant to: China; India; Latin America; Brazil; Africa; the Middle East; Europe; Health & Life Sciences; Energy, Environment & Natural Resources; Communications; and Operations, among other areas. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Albright Stonebridge Group, a nationally recognized leaded in business, translation, policy and government.
Contact Information
Albright Stonebridge Group
555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Suite 300 West
Washington, DC 20004-1109
Phone: 202-842-7222
E-Mail: internship@albrightstonebridge.com

Albright Stonebridge Group Summer Internship Program

Locations Worldwide

Program Website

Each summer, the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) searches for top-performing students in several areas of business and management to work closely with their professional team and to contribute to the firm’s work with clients. Over the course of ten weeks, Summer Interns will have the chance to work on a diverse portfolio of activities and gain insight and knowledge into what a career at ASG would be like. Applications for the Summer Internship program are accepted starting each November.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Albright Stonebridge Group, a nationally recognized leaded in business, translation, policy and government.
Contact Information
Albright Stonebridge Group
555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Suite 300 West
Washington, DC 20004-1109
Phone: 202-842-7222
E-Mail: internship@albrightstonebridge.com

American College of Healthcare Executives: Diversity Internship

Chicago, Illinois

Program Website

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Diversity Internship was created in 1991 to attract diverse students into the fields of healthcare and professional society management to provide an opportunity to further their postgraduate education. The ACHE Diversity Internship has three primary purposes:

  • To provide exposure to a broad range of association management issues and one-on-one interaction with senior-level executives.
  • To involve the intern in the execution of a variety of administrative tasks in preparation for the future management of similar tasks.
  • To enhance the individual’s decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Provided by The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Contact Information
Human Resources
American College of Healthcare Executives
1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700
Chicago, IL 60606-3529
Phone: 312-424-9341
E-Mail: hr-intern-fellow@ache.org

Barnes Jewish Hospital – The David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship

Washington, D.C.

Program Website

The David A. Gee Administrative Fellowship program trains and prepares fellows to excel as managers and leaders in the challenging and rewarding field of academic medicine. The administrative fellowship program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides meaningful opportunities to interact, coordinate and manage projects of strategic importance to the hospital. Fellows also have the opportunity for personal access to executive leadership and organizational visibility through attendance at board and senior level meetings. During the first year, fellows rotate through various departments, including the following: President’s Office, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Patient Safety & Quality, Patient Care Services, Perioperative Services, Ancillary Services, Finance, Human Resources, BJC Medical Group, Facilities, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Joint Office of Strategic Planning as well as an Elective Area of Focus.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Barnes Jewish Hospital, which in 2014 was named as the 15th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Attn: Kaci Dannatt and Jyotsna Somaraju, David A. Gee Administrative Fellows
Mailstop 90-71-300
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-362-0700
E-mail Kaci Dannatt: kaci.dannatt@bjc.org
E-mail Jyotsna Somaraju: Jyotsna.somaraju@bjc.org

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Student Internship

Boston, Massachusetts

Program Website

The unpaid student internship offered by Brigham and Women’s Hospital allows students an opportunity to gain hands-on learning experiences in the management of a hospital. This internship places a strong emphasis on management skills rather than a research role that many internship programs offer. Student interns at Brigham are students who do not yet possess the necessary skills to function as full time employees in their chosen field. This program allows students to gain experience and develop relevant skills in healthcare administration or clinical care.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which in 2014 was named as the 9th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Office for Sponsored Staff and Volunteer Services
45 Francis Street
ASB2-L1
Suite 100
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-732-5998
Fax: 617-264-6355
E-mail: sturner3@partners.org

CAHME Accreditation Fellowship

Locations Throughout the United States

Program Website

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation founded the CAHME Accreditation Fellowship program in 1972. Since its formation the fellowship has offered interns an opportunity to play a critical role in the accreditation process. The Fellowship program is designed for individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the field of healthcare management education. By being an important part of the Commission activities, the Fellow learns about the process, problems, and potential of evaluation in professional education. The CAHME Fellow is a very important part of the core of CAHME Operations. These individuals will be responsible for traveling on three to four accreditation surveys during the term of their appointment and serve as the coordinator and reporter of the visit. They will also attend at least two Commission meetings over an approximate two-year period and participate in the Fellowship Training programs.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education
Contact Information
CAHME Fellowship Application
Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education
1700 Rockville Pike
Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-998-6101
E-mail: info@cahme.org

Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Internship

Cleveland, Ohio

Program Website

The Young Business Leaders Internship Program is a nine-week intensive internship program that offers interns hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. Students work and learn alongside business and administrative leaders in a health care environment to discover what it is like to be a “caregiver” in various roles at Cleveland Clinic. The goals of the program include:

  • To provide individually structured, full-time business and health care career-related learning experiences at Cleveland Clinic during the summer for selected students;
  • To foster students’ interest in STEMM+ (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine), business, and their chosen career field; to increase the student’s leadership and project management skills;
  • To provide mentoring opportunities between students and Cleveland Clinic health care professionals;
  • To increase representation of American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders in management and professional roles at Cleveland Clinic.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations:  Offered by The Cleveland Clinic, which in 2014 was named as the 4th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Cleveland Clinic
Bryan Pflaum, MFA, Director
Cleveland Clinic Office of Civic Education Initiatives
25875 Science Park Drive/AC117
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216.448.0602
Fax: 216.448.0597
E-Mail: pflaumb@ccf.org

The Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship

Cleveland, Ohio

Program Website

Since its formation in 1999, the Cleveland Foundation has provided a summer internship program opportunity that provides undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to work for eleven weeks in nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in the Cleveland area. The goals and objectives of the program include:

  • Offering first-hand knowledge of the Greater Cleveland nonprofit community, its leadership, and organizations.
  • Providing meaningful career-related work experience.
  • Increasing local organizations’ capacity to conduct important short-term projects.
  • Stimulating interest in a career in the nonprofit or public sectors.
  • Exposing students to a broad range of public sector endeavors.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Case Medical Center, which in 2014 was named as the 18th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
The Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-861-3810
E-Mail: TCFInterns@clevefdn.org

Deloitte Healthcare Management Internship

Locations Throughout the United States

Program Website

As an intern in Deloitte’s leading Life Sciences and Health Care practice, students are asked to put their industry knowledge to work in a wide variety of services for actual clients. Everything from maximizing innovations in biotechnology or determining the uncertainty of health care reform, interns tackle some of the nation’s biggest challenges. As an intern in the life sciences and health care industry, students apply what they have learned in their graduate programs to a wide range of clients including, Health systems, Academic medical organizations, Health plans, Pharmaceutical companies, Biotechnology and medical device firms.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Deloitte Consulting LLC, which has been nationally recognized as a national leader in consulting by such notable organizations as Consulting Magazine, Fortune 100 and Working Mother.
Contact Information
Deloitte LLC
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112-0015
Phone: 212-492-4000
E-Mail Form: http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Contact-us/Email-Us/index.htm

Duke University – Fuqua School of Business Internships

Durham, North Carolina

Program Website

Duke University offers a specific MBA in Health Sector Management (HSM). This is the largest health industry program among top business schools in the country. The Fuqua School of Business offers both “Sumternships” and “Winternships”.

Sumternships – These summer internships offer students a valuable experience that provides real-world work experience that full-time employers will likely expect.
Winternships – These winter internships put students winter break to good use by putting classroom learning into practice. Interns work directly with businesses and medical facilities.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Duke Universities Fuqua School of Business which was ranked by US News and World Report as the 14th Best Business School in the United States.
Contact Information
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120
Phone: 919-660-7700
E-Mail Form: http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/contact/

Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP): Health Systems Management Internship Trainee Program

Washington, D.C.

Program Website

The Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) offers current Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees the unique opportunity to advance their careers through the Health Systems Management (HSM) Trainee Program. The HSM Internship Program is an innovative internship opportunity that helps develop highly trained health care administration professionals. Interns in this program provide staff support to key health care management officials within VA medical facilities.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Program offered by The United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact Information
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
E-Mail: VHAGHATPPROGRAMManager@va.gov

Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Internship

Bloomington, Indiana

Program Website

The Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Internship is offered both as a full internship or an opportunity to “shadow” a working professional. Shadowing is a strictly observational experience that lasts for a period of twenty-five hours or less. An internship is reserved for those individuals who are seeking a chance to complete an internship program. The internship option offers students “limited hands-on” or “project related” experience in one department for a greater length of time. Only students who are working to fulfill educational program requirements will be considered for internships.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Indiana University Hospital, which in 2014 was named as the 16th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Student Placement Services
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Student Placement Services
PO Box 1149
Bloomington, IN 47402
Phone: 812.353.5527
Fax: 812-353-5447
E-mail: studentplacement_bloomington@iuhealth.org

Infosys Internship

Locations Worldwide

Program Website

The Infosys Internship program typically runs throughout the year to suit academic calendars throughout the world. The average duration of an InStep project is eight to twelve weeks. The specific length depends on the scope of the project and the availability of the intern. The program is open to students from a select list of universities. Interns are given the opportunity to work on high-profile projects involving strategy and cutting-edge research for Infosys. Students have the chance to receive first hand exposure to India’s economy, which is considered one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Students have constant support from student mentors to understand Infosys’ Global Delivery Model and guidance from project mentors. The internship comes with a compensation package that includes a monthly stipend, paid return airfare, accommodations and medical insurance.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Infosys who was ranked Most Admired Indian Company by the Wall Street Journal Asia 200 for its presence in Asia. Bloomberg Business Week and Hay Group also noted them as one of the Best Companies for Leaders. Fortune Magazine ranked Infosys amongst the fastest growing 100 companies in 2009.
Contact Information
Infosys Limited
400, Crossing Boulevard
Suite 101
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Fax: 908-450-8354
E-mail: USA_Careers@infosys.com
Subject Line: Careers USA – Global Internship

Institute for Diversity’s Summer Enrichment Program

Locations Throughout the United States

Program Website

The Institute for Diversity’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an internship created to support ethnically under-represented first and second year Healthcare Management and Administration graduate students or recently graduated Healthcare Administration students. The ten-week paid internship program takes place in various metropolitan areas throughout the United States. The program provides participants an introduction to working in the healthcare management field. With guidance from mentors and working professionals, students will face real-world management issues that face healthcare executives and participate in supplementary educational programming.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: This program is offered by the Institute for Diversity, The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives.
Contact Information
Institute for Diversity’s Summer Enrichment Program
Membership & Education Specialist – Chris O. Biddle
Phone: 312-422-2658
E-Mail: cbiddle@aha.org

Johns Hopkins University – Bloomberg School of Public Health Summer Internship

Baltimore, Maryland

Program Website

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is a world renowned leader in the study and application of Public Health. The goal of the school is to help keep millions of people around the world safe from illness and injury by creating new research, utilizing knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow’s leading scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. Through this summer internship opportunity students are mentored by some of the world’s leading authorities on public health issues. Some of the major research initiatives are in these areas: improving the health of women and children; identifying determinants of behavior and developing communication programs to promote healthy lifestyles; protecting our nation from bioterroism; preventing and controlling AIDS; reducing the incidence and severity of injuries; elucidating the causes and treatment for mental disorders; preventing chronic diseases (heart diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes); improving the health of adolescents; preventing and treating substance abuse; assessing the effect of environmental toxins on human health; making water safe and available for the world’s population; assessing the health needs of disadvantaged populations (rural, urban, refugees, US ethnic groups); and developing methods to better understand, manage and finance health care. Internship opportunities may take place in a laboratory, health department, clinic, office, or in a community setting.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations:
Contact Information
Ms. Catherine L. Will, Program Manager
E-Mail: cwill@jhmi.edu
Application: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=jhu-si

Massachusetts General Hospital Administrative Internship

Boston, Massachusetts

Program Website

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Administrative Internship Program provides students with an excellent learning environment. This internship was created for healthcare management students with an interest in careers in hospital leadership. The summer program accepts a limited number of master’s degree students for administrative internship opportunities. Selected interns gain exposure to the complex operations of a major academic medical center, become involved in a combination of observational experiences and project-based work, and receive mentorship from experienced healthcare executives. Administrative Interns join a particular MGH department for the summer.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by The Cleveland Clinic, which in 2014 was named as the 2nd Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2000

McKinsey and Company Internship

Office Locations Worldwide

Program Website

The internship program offered by McKinsey and Company is an ideal was to explore management consulting. Most internship programs are eight to twelve weeks in the summer. In some cases, there are opportunities to intern for fewer weeks, or during the spring or fall (dependent upon the office and the availability of the intern). The intern works on a client engagement as a member of a McKinsey team during the internship. At the end of the internship, the office will generally make a decision as to whether or not to extend the intern a permanent offer.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by McKinsey and Company, a global leader in business consulting and management.
Contact Information
McKinsey and Company
55 East 52nd Street
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-446-7000
Fax: 212-446-8575
Contact Form: http://www.mckinsey.com/contact_us
E-mail: Northeast_Office_Inquiries@McKinsey.com

Medical Group Management Association / American College of Medical Practice Executives: Internship-Residency Program

Locations Throughout the United States

Program Website

The Medical Group Management Association / American College of Medical Practice Executives Internship-Residency Program was created by these two associations to initiate a program to offer students quality internship opportunities. By participating in one of these internship-residency experiences, graduate students gain the real-world experience in medical practice management that many traditional graduate programs are lacking. Traditionally these internship programs follow the university program’s graduate program curriculum and offer students exposure to organizational operations, decision-making and the opportunity to participate in meaningful projects.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Contact Information
Medical Group Management Association
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112-5306
Phone: 303-799-1111
E-Mail: education@mgma.org

Northwest Memorial Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program

Chicago, Illinois

Program Website

The Northwest Memorial Hospital Administrative Fellowship program is a critical component of the hospitals strategic plan to “attract and retain top talent in a culture that values innovation, excellence and the highest level of scholarship.” The fellowship is a two-year commitment that offers aspiring healthcare leaders an unmatched internship experience based in either an academic medical center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, or a community hospital, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Upon completion of the Administrative Fellowship program, graduates will have developed the skills and characteristics necessary to excel as leaders in the healthcare field. Administrative Fellows interact with the management team, medical leadership, and campus partners and are exposed to all aspects of healthcare operations. At the end of the program fellows should have gained an understanding of clinical operations, support services operations, business development, physician relations, hospital finance, community relations, and government relations.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Northwestern University Hospital, which in 2014 was named as the 6th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Administrative Fellowship
NM Academy
541 North Fairbanks Court, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-926-2000
E-Mail: adminfellow@nmh.org

The Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Graduate Administrative Internship

Chicago, Illinois

Program Website

The Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Graduate Administrative Internship program is a critical component of the strategic plan goal to “attract and retain top talent in a culture that values innovation, excellence and the highest level of scholarship.” The Graduate Administrative Internship is an eight-week summer program that provides qualified healthcare leaders with a excellent experience with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The Administrative Internship offers a valuable opportunity for graduate students (MBA, MPH, MHA) to gain a hands-on education and for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare to benefit from the service, skills and knowledge that graduate students can offer.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Northwestern Memorial Hospital which ranks in the top ten for many specialty areas of medicine by US News and World Report. The school was ranked as the 6th best Hospital achieving a spot on the 2014 Honor Roll.
Contact Information
Graduate Administrative Internship
NM Academy
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
541 North Fairbanks Court
Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60611
E-mail: adminintern@nmh.org

NYU Langone Medical Center – Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Internship

New York, New York

Program Website

The NYU Langone Medical Center and Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Whether offer various internship positions in direct patient care or in another area such as management, information technology, research or other disciplines. NYU Langone Medical Center can offer various internship opportunities to support each individuals career goals. The Medical Center offers both for-credit, as well as, paid internship opportunities for students who hope to gain experience in their field of study. In order to participate in the Interns for Credit Program, students must:

  • Be eligible to earn college credit.
  • Have an Internship partnership program that has been established and approved by both their school and NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Minimum number of hours will vary based on NYU Langone department and school program requirements.
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Possess PC proficiency, and other skills dependent upon department.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by NYU Lagone Medical Center, which in 2014 was named as the 14th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-5506

The Penn Medicine Administrative Fellowship

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Website

The Administrative Fellowship Program at Penn Medicine provides students with a unique exposure to the ever-changing field of health care. This opportunity allows fellows to expand their skills as they build their career opportunities. Penn Medicine’s Administrative Fellowship is a two-year program designed to give MBA, MHA, MPH, MSN and other accredited master’s degree graduates the opportunity to be mentored by leading health care executives. The program provides unique day-to-day operational and strategic insights in a fast-paced environment that supports an experiential approach to learning. In addition to the unique opportunity to lead projects and initiatives, students participate in high-level meetings and decision-making processes.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, which in 2014 was named as the 12th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-4000
E-Mail: adminfellow@uphs.upenn.edu

Thomas Jefferson University Administrative Fellowship Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Website

For thirty years Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has been offering a unique Administrative Fellowship Program. This program is designed to provide recent graduates with the chance to join a fully functioning administrative team and gain hands-on experience in an urban academic medical center. The yearlong Administrative Fellowship Program allows fellows to participate in a variety of projects through which they gain experience in necessary operations and high-level strategic planning. The Fellowship Program is designed to provide a broad educational experience in health services management that is consistent with Jefferson’s mission. Some of the specific program objectives include:

  • Providing a comprehensive view of healthcare administration and familiarizing participants with the internal and external factors that affect an administrator’s ability to successfully manage
  • Developing and utilizing leadership and management skills
  • Offering hands-on experience in hospital administration through active involvement in Program development and day-to-day operating activities
  • Enabling participants to explore various professional and management opportunities within the healthcare industry

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which in 2014 was named as the 17th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Jennifer Lewis, Administrative Fellow
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
111 South 11th Street
Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5098
Phone: 215-955-3201
E-mail: Jennifer.C.Lewis@jeffersonhospital.org

UCLA Health Internship

Los Angeles, California

Program Website

The UCLA Health Internship offers students an opportunity to gain experience in health care management within the UCLA Health system. This internship position allows interns to work directly with the Senior Administration team providing support and assistance to various projects and assignments. The internship who is chosen will have the ability to shadow various health care administrators, attend management meetings and observe senior team leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to experience what is involved in the administration of the UCLA Health. The unpaid internship requires a minimum of fifteen hours weekly and a minimal nine-month commitment.
Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by The UCLA Medical Center, which in 2014 was named as the 5th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
UCLA Health
Student Services
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Silva Thomas
Phone: 310-267-8186
E-Mail: sithomas@mednet.ucla.edu

UNC Health Care’s Administrative Internship Program

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program Website

UNC Health Care’s Administrative Internship Program (AIP) offers Healthcare Management students a unique internship opportunity. The program makes use of core projects, weekly meetings with a mentor or manager, and participation in cross-functional educational experiences with the intern team. The Administrative Interns at UNC Health Care are exposed to a learning experience that is both multidisciplinary and focused at the same time. Students are given excellent exposure to modern health care delivery practices. Throughout the summer, Administrative Interns will learn about the operations of a major university teaching hospital through full exposure within various departments throughout the hospital. Interns also have opportunities to focus on key subject areas in their project work by gathering data, learning job skills, and sharing their findings with a host of constituents across the UNC Health Care.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by the University of North Carolina, which is ranked 3rd Best Graduate Program in Healthcare Management by US News and World Report.
UNC Health Care System
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-966-4131
E-Mail: TaleoHelp@unch.unc.edu

University of Minnesota Labovitz School of Business and Economics Internship

Duluth, Minnesota

Program Website

The University of Minnesota’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics has created internship opportunities for students to gain valuable job experience related to Healthcare Management and Administration prior to graduation. The internship program offers work-integrated learning, commonly referred to as Cooperative Education. The program began as a way of training better engineering graduates and has since spread to all fields of collegiate study. Completion of this internship is an excellent way to acquire new skills and knowledge of processes, conduct a self-assessment or learn something about yourself and your level of preparedness.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by the University of Minnesota, which is ranked 2nd Best Graduate Program in Healthcare Management by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
Duane A. Kaas, Ph.D.
Director of Business Internships
Labovitz School of Business & Economics
University of Minnesota
LSBE 111P
Phone: 218-726-6118
Email: dkaas@d.umn.edu

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Summer Internship Program

Greenville, Pennsylvania

Program Website

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) encourages health professions education through the use of student summer internships. Internships are available in a wide range of subject areas. In order to be considered students must fulfill the following:

  • The course of study from an education institution requires an internship for a specific period of time.
  • A student expresses a desire to serve an internship.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: Offered by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which in 2014 was named as the 10th Best Honor Roll Hospital by US News and World Report.
Contact Information
UPMC Horizon
Education Department
110 N. Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125
Fax: 724-589-6290
Phone: 724-589-6811

Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Interns/Recent Graduates Program under the Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP)

VA Hospitals in the United States

Program Website

The VHA Internship program places students in VA hospitals throughout the United States to provide interns with in-hospital experiences for students who are receiving or who have just received their master’s degrees, such as Master of Health Care Administration (MHA), Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA). MBA and MPA candidates must have had coursework in health care administration to qualify.

Notable Rankings or Affiliations: To qualify, your master’s program must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), or the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Contact Information
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
E-Mail: VHAGHATPPROGRAMManager@va.gov

An internship is often a required step in order to begin a career as a Healthcare Manager or Administrator. It is through an internship that graduates or current students can earn the hands-on learning that can be missing from a traditional educational setting. Finding the ideal internship is important so that the learning experience can be matched to each individual’s career goals. Students should look for an internship that is affiliated with a respected hospital, agency, university or other facility. It is also helpful to search for an internship that is accredited b a nationally recognized accrediting body. Securing one of these top Healthcare Management internships will help you gain the experience you need to begin an exciting career in the growing Healthcare Industry.

About the Author

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and then a Master of Science in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Drexel University, Kristen Fescoe began a career as a therapist at two prisons in Philadelphia. At the same time she volunteered as a rape crisis counselor, also in Philadelphia. After a few years in the field she accepted a teaching position at a local college where she currently teaches online psychology courses. Kristen began writing in college and still enjoys her work as a writer, editor, professor and mother.

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