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Health Administration Internships

Internships that are relevant for students pursuing the Health Management major for the BSPH degree should provide students with substantive and hands-on experience in the broad arena of health care management. Interns should be provided with the opportunity to apply and develop analytical tools and knowledge of particular relevance to health care administrators.

Internship opportunities might involve, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Financial management
  • Clinical department administration
  • Community outreach coordination
  • Marketing researchNeeds assessment
  • Research related to issues of access to, and quality of, health services
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Human resources

Internships should also provide the student the opportunity to:

  • Build upon their theoretical knowledge in an applied setting and contrast theory to practice
  • Refine their writing, verbal, and analytical skillsReinforce their sense of professionalism and professional work ethic
  • Contemplate issues of access, cost, and quality regarding their organizationGain an overall awareness of the operating structure of their organization
  • Understand the relationship between their organization and the community in which it operates