As part of the new internship requirement for undergraduate Health Services Management students, faculty members Gary Brumitt and Sarah Johnson have been reaching out to the practice community in Indianapolis to establish standing internship opportunities that will be made available to HSM students.
The new internship requirement will kick off this year with primarily juniors and seniors in the first cohort of students completing required internships this summer. The department is working to build out opportunities in every sector of the health and healthcare industry including, but not limited to medical practices (physicians, dentists, optometrists, etc.), long-term care, pharma, medical devices, government agencies, health-related non-profits, and hospitals.
To date, the following sites are onboard for hosting student interns this summer:
- Eskenazi Health
- Franciscan Physician Network
- Grace Hospice
- Indiana Immunization Coalition
- Vincent Medical Group
Ultimately, the goal is to provide students with internship options throughout the year (fall, spring and summer) that align with their career interests. To make that possible, the Health Services Management program is looking to expand its internship partnerships to also include operations, human resources, risk management, quality, marketing, revenue cycle, finance, and events/activities/community outreach.
For the host organization, the commitment is nonbinding. Supervisors from interested organizations are contacted prior to each semester and given an opportunity to promote their available internships to students.
If your organization is interested in hosting an undergraduate intern, please reach out to the director of the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management program, Sarah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.