Hospital Internship Program

The Emory Healthcare Hospital Summer Internship 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 healthcare. 

Program Description

Emory Healthcare’s Hospital Summer Internship is an 11 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 will reflect both the participant’s learning goals and the needs of the organization. Prior to beginning the internship, the intern will finalize goals, expectations, and evaluation criteria with Executive Leadership and the Internship Program Manager. 

Time Commitment

The Emory Hospital Summer Internship Program will begin in the later part of May, and will run through the beginning of August. Students work full-time during the week on their projects and are responsible for meeting their projects’ respective deadlines throughout the summer. 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.

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:

  • Office of Quality
  • Emory Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital Nursing
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown Facilities Management
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown Quality Improvement
  • Emory Palliative Care Center
  • Human Resources
  • Pharmacy

Application Process


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in health care administration
  • Minimum Current GPA above 3.5

Application Dates

  • Application Opens: December 17th, 2018
  • Application Closes: February 1st, 2019

 How to Apply

Step 1: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following items in a single PDF emailed to addressed “2019 EHC Hospital Summer Internship Program: FirstName LastName

    • 2019 EHC Hospital Summer Internship Application Form 
    • Current resume in PDF format;
    • Cover letter in PDF format outlining interest in the internship program and healthcare (addressed to “EHC Hospital Summer Internship Committee”); and
    • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted, but download links will not be accepted). Please note any transcripts received after this date will not be accepted and applications will be marked as incomplete.

Step 2: Candidates who make it to the next round will be phone screened and a select number of candidates will be chosen to participate in a second phone interview with their prospective preceptors.

Step 3: Offers will be extended by mid-March.


Compensation will be pre-determined by the Program Co-Manager, 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/hour for undergraduate students and $15/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. 

Emory Healthcare Summer Internship Program FAQs

In the past, we have offered tours in the following areas:

  • CDC Museum
  • Yerkes Primate Research Facility
  • Emory University Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital at Midtown
  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Emory John's Creek Hospital
  • Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital
  • SCDU - Ebola Unit

The EHC Hospital Summer Internship Program is an inpatient experience. The Emory Healthcare Summer Internship Program is an outpatient patient for students interested in ambulatory health care administration.

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


Past projects interns have worked on in the past include but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of  Lean 5S improvement initiative for EUH Cath Lab Inventory
  • Daily management system Implementation for Cardiology Services
  • Value stream analysis preparation for EUH Cath Lab
  • Redesign of daily management system boards for Transplant services
  • Time study and scorecard generation for Cardiology patient intake
  • Implementation of revised system processes to streamline patient discharges
  • Increase nurse engagement within Emory social media platform (Yammer) to facilitate new nurse orientation, promote a positive culture, combat burnout, and prepare for Magnet accreditation
  • Assist Emory University Hospital Midtown with compliance and safety  inspection in preparation for The Joint Commission
  • Implementation of Performance Improvement Boards across all nursing units within Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Updated and redesigned the Palliative Care Center website
  • Created a Human Resources Orientation Guide
  • Organized the proposal to insource Occupational Injury Management at the DeKalb Medical facilities
  • Worked on creating a student loan breakdown to attract millennial employees and decrease stress at work
  • Develop proof-of-concept for pharmacy-led transitions of care involvement at EUHM 

The program start date will be May 20th, 2019 and will end on August 2nd, 2019. 

Internship experience will be designated to match candidate’s education level.

Yes, accommodations can be made for schools that require a 12-week internship for course credit.

Participating in the EHC Hospital Summer Internship Program does not guarantee a part-time or full-time position within Emory Healthcare. In addition to networking opportunities and exposure to leadership within the organization during the internship, interns who have performed well are highly considered for future employment within the organization.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Administrative Fellowship email at: