Program Objective

Attract and expose students to academic medicine operations.

Program Description

The Emory Healthcare Summer Internship aims to provide students interested in ambulatory health care administration with the opportunity to gain practical experience and invaluable exposure to the outpatient setting, as well as the opportunity to make a positive impact at Emory Healthcare. The program lasts between 10 - 12 weeks from May to August.

For information on an inpatient experience, please click here for Emory Healthcare’s Hospital Summer Internship Program webpage.

Program Structure

Over the course of 10-12 weeks, students will gain exposure to the business and administrative components of Emory Healthcare's operations through project-based work with their respective departments/sections. At the end of the program, each intern will give a presentation that provides an overview of their projects and lessons learned.

Time Commitment: Emory Healthcare's Summer Internship Program starts toward the end of May through mid-August. Students work full-time with their assigned departments or project leads with the opportunity to attend senior leadership meetings, attend discussion forums with leadership, hear guest speakers, and formally present projects to Emory's leadership team.

Placement Process: Students are placed in various departments and sections throughout the Emory Healthcare, based on project interest and department need. Previous summers include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Orthopaedics and Spine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Emory Clinic Administration
  • Emory School of Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Office of Quality
  • Otolaryngology
  • Patient Access
  • Winship Cancer Center

Compensation: Compensation for Emory Healthcare's Summer Internship Program is determined by the department sponsor and the current level of the student's education (undergraduate or graduate).

Program Components

Weekly Discussion Forums: Engage in discussions with members of Emory Leadership on leadership and the healthcare industry.

Service Projects: Serve the Atlanta community alongside fellow interns, providing the opportunity to develop lasting relationships; previous activities include packaging medical supplies with MedShare and cleaning up Atlanta Food Bank.

Social Events: Connect with fellow interns and participants of the other Development Program in opportunities outside of the office environment at events organized by the Office of Development Programs; interns are encouraged to organize social events on their own as well.

Mentorship: Interns are paired with a participant of the Development Programs to work on their own professional development.

Housing: For non-Atlanta based interns, the internship will sponsor housing for interns on the Emory University Campus by the Summer Housing Program in furnished apartments.

Application Process


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Demonstrated interest in health care administration.

Application Deadline Dates

Summer 2019 Application will close February 18th.

How to Apply

1. Visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Emory Healthcare Career Center Web site. 

2. Go to Search Openings and type Job Requisition ID: 31315.

3. Click on the Job Requisition ID to open the position. Select "Apply to Job."

Step 1

Complete all requested fields, and attach the following to their candidate profile:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter expressing your interest in Emory Healthcare

NOTE: You must upload BOTH of these to your candidate profile to be considered for the internship. Please combine BOTH items into ONE PDF document.

Step 2

Please submit the following to

  • Subject line:"Student's First and Last Name - Recommendation Letter and/or Unofficial Transcript"
  • One academic or professional recommendation letter ** If your recommender prefers to send the letter directly, please ask that they follow the same instructions for e-mailing. 
  • Copy of your unofficial transcript

4. After initial application review, applicants chosen for Stage 2 of the application process will be sent a potential project list and will be asked to rank their top 3 projects of interest via submission of a 60-90 second video clip. Detailed instructions will be given upon Stage 2 applicant selection.

5. An estimated recruitment timeline is provided below (subject to change):

  • Application Deadline - Mid February
  • Initial Application Review - 1 week
  • Video Submission - 1 week to submit, 1 week for review
  • Phone Interviews with Project Sponsors - 1 week
  • Offer Letters - Third week in MarchPlease submit any additional materials as attachments to your career profile.

Office of Development Programs Address:

Emory Clinic - Building A Suite AT700
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Summer Internship Program FAQs

Yes, candidates who are studying abroad should still apply. Interviews for the Summer Internship Program are conducted via the phone. Candidates are responsible for providing a reliable phone number and for any international roaming charges/fees.

The number of interns is determined based on organizational need. Last year, Emory Clinic hired 30 interns.

The program is 10-12 weeks long, depending on each individual intern's start date. Interns may choose to start either late May or early June. Exact dates will be provided when internship offers are extended.

Interns are required to work 40 hours/week during business hours within their respective departments. Interns may study for the MCAT or take summer classes after business hours, in their free time.

Yes, interns may work with their preceptors to arrange for time off. We understand that summer is a popular time for travel, so we encourage interns to determine their exact dates of travel and communicate them with their preceptors at the start of the internship.

Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage based on their education level.

Department leaders may choose to sponsor their respective out-of-town students to live on Emory University's Clairmont Campus. Please click here to learn more about Emory University's Summer Internship Housing Program. At this time, we do not provide any housing reimbursements for interns who currently reside in Atlanta.

Participation in the Summer Internship Program does not guarantee a part-time or full-time position within Emory Clinic. Interns who have performed well, however, are highly regarded for future employment within the organization.