Welcome to Emory's Hospital Summer Internship Program

Emory Healthcare’s Hospital Summer Internship Program is a 10-12 week, full-time program designed to provide young leaders with a comprehensive learning experience at a premier academic health system. Program participants will be exposed to hospital operations and leadership through project-based work. Project opportunities will vary and reflect both the participant’s learning goals and the needs of the hospital.

Prior to beginning the internship, the intern will finalize goals, expectations, and evaluation criteria with Executive Leadership and the Internship Program Manager. In addition to project work, candidates will have the opportunity to attend senior leadership meetings, gain exposure to other hospitals within the system, attend lunch and learns with current administrative fellows, and have the opportunity to formally present their project to the hospitals’ executive leadership team.

Previous opportunities have included placements in the following:

  • Office of Quality, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Human Resources, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Nursing, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
  • Environmental Services, Emory University Hospital
  • Operations, Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital
  • Emergency Department, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Perioperative Services, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Facilities, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Program Requirements

The application period for summer 2017 is now closed. 

The Emory Healthcare Hospital Summer Internship Program is aimed at highly motivated individuals who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program and are interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Time Commitment

The Emory Hospital Summer Internship Program will begin in early June 2017 and will run through mid-August. Students work full-time during the week on their projects and are responsible for meeting their projects’ respective deadlines throughout the summer.


Compensation will be pre-determined by the Program Manager and Executive Leader and will be based, in part, on the student's current level of education (undergraduate or graduate) and the availability of funds. The current rate is $10 per hour for undergraduate students and $15 per hour for graduate students.

Housing is not offered as part of compensation but students have chosen to live at Clairmont campus or used Emory resources to search for additional locations.

Contact Information

Please check back on our website, starting in December 2017, for information and contact information regarding the Summer 2018 Hospital Internship Program.