Emory Healthcare 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 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.

Step 1: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following items to Program Manager, Ameenay Khan at ameenay.khan@emoryhealthcare.org:

  • Current resume in PDF format
  • Cover letter in PDF format addressing interest in health care
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted, but download links will not be accepted)

The application period for summer 2016 is open as of Monday, December 28, 2015. All applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. EST (noon), Friday, February 12, 2016.

Step 2: Candidates who make it to the next round will participate in a phone interview, and a select number of candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. A Skype interview will be arranged in lieu of an on-site interview should an applicant be unable to attend an on-site interview.

Step 3: Offers will be extended and all other applicants will be notified of their application status no later than April 1, 2016.

Time Commitment

The Emory Hospital Summer Internship Program will begin in early June 2016 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.

Additional Emory Healthcare Summer Internship Programs

For applicants seeking experience in an outpatient setting, Emory Healthcare offers the Emory Clinic Summer Internship Program.

In addition, applicants seeking exposure to project management are encouraged to apply for the Project Management Office Internship.