Administrative Internship

The Emory Healthcare (EHC) Administrative 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

The Emory Healthcare (EHC) Administrative Internship is an 11-week, full-time program designed for highly motivated individuals who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program and are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. The curriculum is designed to provide young leaders with a comprehensive learning experience at a premier academic health system featuring some of the nation's top-ranked hospitals.

Program participants will be exposed to hospital operations and system leadership through project-based work and learning experiences. Project opportunities will vary and reflect both the participant's learning goals and the organization's needs. In addition to project work, candidates will attend senior leadership meetings, tour Emory Healthcare hospitals and facilities, meet key role players across the organization, and present to the Emory Healthcare Executive Leadership Team.


Time Commitment

The Administrative Internship will begin mid-May and run through late July (11 Weeks). Students work full-time during the week and are responsible for meeting their projects’ respective deadlines.


Placement Process

Students are placed in various areas throughout Emory Healthcare based on student interest and department needs. Placement will be determined during the selection process. Previous placements have included:

  • Emory Decatur Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) Quality Improvement.
  • Emory University Hospital (EUH) Nursing
  • Strategic Planning Office
  • Facilities Management & Engineering
  • Lean Promotion Office
  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH)
  • And many more!



Compensation is pre-determined based upon the student's current level of education and the availability of funds. The current rate is $15/hour for undergraduate students and $18/hour for graduate students.

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


Application Process


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with a graduation date later than August 2023
  • Demonstrated interest in healthcare and healthcare administration
  • Current GPA above 3.5


Application Dates

  • Application Opens December 09, 2022
  • Application Closes January 13, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST


 How to Apply

Step 1: Applicants must electronically submit the following items in one combined PDF file labeled:

"FirstName   LastName_2023   EHC Administrative Internship Program" emailed to

  • Personal statement (one page, single-spaced, 12 pt. font) outlining how your past experiences prepared you for this internship, areas of interest in healthcare and why you are interested in The Emory Healthcare Administrative Internship
  • Current resume (condense to one page)
  • Undergraduate transcripts (Unofficial or official)
  • Graduate transcripts (for graduate student applicants) (unofficial copies will be accepted, but download links will not be accepted)
Please note any transcripts received after January 13, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST will not be accepted and applications will be marked as incomplete.

Step 2: Candidates advancing to the next round will participate in phone interviews with the internship committee, then a select number of candidates will be chosen to participate in a second interview with their prospective preceptors.

Step 3: Offers will be extended by March of 2023.


Emory Healthcare Administrative Internship FAQs

Examples of past projects include:

  • Implementation of Lean 5S improvement initiative for EUH Cath Lab Inventory
  • Daily management system implementation for Cardiology Services
  • Redesign of daily management system boards for Transplant services
  • Implementation of revised system processes to streamline patient discharges
  • Develop proposal to insource Occupational Injury Management for newly acquired hospitals and facilities
  • Develop proof-of-concept for pharmacy-led transitions of care involvement at EUHM
  • Assist management at 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

The program will start in May and end in July. Firm days still to be determined.

Internship experience will be designated to match candidate’s education level. Projects will be assigned based education and experience to ensure appropriate fit and rigor of work.

Yes, accommodations can be made for schools that require a 12-week internship for course credit, however this is determined on a case by case basis.

Participating in the EHC Administrative Internship 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 Emory Healthcare Administrative Fellowship email at: