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The Health Administration Program requires that a student complete 480 hours of supervised work in a professional health care administrative setting. While doing this internship, the student elects the 6 credits of HLAD 488 and participates in a seminar (HLAD 480, 3 credits) with other students doing internships. While most students do their internships the Spring\Summer terms prior to their senior year, it is possible, by special arrangement, to do it at other times, including during the Fall or Winter semesters.
The internship is considered a critical and integral part of the Program in Health Administration. It is an opportunity for students to integrate classroom learning and theory, acquire practical skills, test oneself in a professional health care administrative setting, and to make contacts in the health care industry. Many students later obtain employment as a direct result of their internship experience and contacts.
While the student is expected to arrange his/her own internship placement, the Program in Health Administration has a long list of sites that have hosted EMU interns in the past. Faculty will provide assistance as needed in arranging placements. There is an organizing/information meeting in late January each year to begin the process of locating and securing internships.
Internship sites include, but are not limited to the following organizations:
- American Red Cross
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
- Botsford Health Plan
- Fox Run Village
- Gift of Life
- Glacier Hills
- Heartland Healthcare Center
- Heartland Hospice
- Henry ford Village
- Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe
- Snow Health Center, Eastern Michigan University
- Special Tree Rehabilitation
- St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor
- St. Mary Mercy Hospital
- Sunrise Assisted Living
- The Corner Health Center, Ypsilanti
- University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor
- Veterans Administration Hospital
- Washtenaw County community Mental Health
A handout describing the internship process and expectations is available from any Health Administration faculty member, the Program Director or the School of Health Sciences office.