The Importance of an MHA Internship
Gain Experience at Top Healthcare Organizations
An internship is required if you don’t have professional experience in the U.S. healthcare system. As an intern, you’ll work closely with your supervisor and interact with staff and patients, gaining at least 400 hours of professional experience. You'll also attend classes that provide an academic framework for that experience.
Over the course of your internship, you’ll also build a strong network of leaders and managers in the healthcare field. For many students, the connections they make during internships last for years and open doors to career opportunities. In fact, many students have secured employment as a direct result of their internships.
Our students have worked in all areas of healthcare administration, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, surgery, pulmonology/rheumatology, pediatrics, oncology, ambulatory care, rehabilitative medicine, project management, data analysis, marketing, development/fundraising, and human resources. In the past, our students have interned at a number of the top healthcare sites in the region, including:
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Bowdoin Street Health Center
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Lahey HealthMassachusetts General Hospital
- Partners HealthCare
- South Shore Hospital
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- Tufts Medical Center