Internships are an extremely valuable means of focusing your career plans and establishing connections in the job market. They provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom to a professional setting.

MHA students typically complete a full-time internship position during the summer between years one and two of the program. You will work in a health services organization, under the supervision of a member of that organization.

Internship Placement Process

Securing an internship is a competitive process. But with our decades-long service to our local health care communities, the UW MHA program is unique in its ability to cultivate valuable internship opportunities locally and throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

Health care organizations begin posting summer internship openings as early as winter quarter. Each internship site manages their hiring process to meet the needs of their organization. These steps could include students applying directly to hiring managers or HR personnel as well as students submitting application materials to program staff who collect all student applications prior to sharing with internship hiring managers.

The MHA graduate program adviser and practitioner-in-residence work closely with students to share available internships, provide resources for securing an internship and ensure students have competitive applications materials to stand out in the application process.

Recent Internship Sites

  • Aegis Living
  • Avamere
  • Community Health Plan Washington
  • Cigna
  • Confluence
  • Eastside Health Network
  • EvergreenHealth
  • Health Facilities Planning & Development
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Overlake Medical Center & Clinics
  • PacMed
  • Providence
  • Samaritan Health
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Skagit Regional Health
  • SutterHealth
  • UW Medicine
  • Valley Medical Center
  • Virgina Mason
  • Washington State Hospital Association
  • Western Washington Medical Group