All master students in the Department of Health Management and Policy are required to do a 10-12 week internship between their first and second years of study. Students are placed in organizations and institutions based on their career interests, and are given assignments and projects of significant responsibility under the guidance and mentorship of a preceptor. This type of experiential learning is a critical component of our curriculum, as it gives students the opportunity to apply and more deeply understand what they are learning in the classroom and to enhance many professional skills. In addition, the internship experience leads to professional connections that are helpful for years to come.

HMP students intern in a wide variety of organizations, including hospitals and health systems, health insurance plans, health departments, community health centers, advocacy organizations, professional associations, think tanks, foundations, state/federal government agencies, and global health initiatives. The majority of students are paid for their internship work. The department provides significant guidance and assistance in the internship process. In 2010, 94% of HMP students and 98% of preceptors reported a positive and satisfactory internship experience. Many of our students complete their internship experience with a job offer.

Internship Placements

Where do HMP students do their internships? Everywhere! The department is sensitive to a student's location needs and works with our alumni network and faculty contacts to find internships in a wide variety of cities. Below is a list of examples of recent internship placements for HMP students.

2017 HMP Internships Infographic

Company Name City State
Accenture Chicago IL
American Imaging Management, Inc. Chicago IL
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Formerly Children's Memorial) Chicago IL
Arbor Hospice Ann Arbor MI
athenahealth, Inc. Watertown MA
Battle Creek Health System Battle Creek MI
Bipartisan Policy Center Washington DC
Blanchard Valley Health System Findlay OH
Blue Care Network Southfield MI
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Boston MA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Detroit MI
Blythedale Children's Hospital Valhalla NY
Botsford Hospital Farmington Hills MI
C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voitlander Women's Hospitals - UMHS Ann Arbor MI
Cardinal Health Dublin OH
Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation Ann Arbor MI
Center for Public Health & Tobacco Policy Boston MA
Chelsea Community Hospital Chelsea MI
Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation Chelsea MI
Children's Hospital Boston Boston MA
Client Network Solutions Incorporation Lansing MI
Congressional Budget Office Washington DC
Consumer Health Foundation Washington DC
Deloitte Consulting Chicago, Detroit, L.A. IL, MI, CA
Department of Health and Human Services Washington DC
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Detroit MI
Dossia Service Corporation Boston MA
Emdeon Nashville TN
Emmi Solutions Chicago IL
Everett Clinic Everett WA
Extend Health San Mateo CA
Ford Motor Company Dearborn MI
Garden City Hosp Garden City MI
Genesee Health System Flint MI
Global Business Group on Health Washington DC
Global Health Benefits Institute Washington DC
Government Accountability Office Health Care Team Washington DC
Hartford HealthCare Hartford CT
HealthTexas Provider Network (Baylor Health System's Provider Network) Dallas Dallas TX
Henry Ford Health System Detroit MI
Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield West Bloomfield MI
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Wyandotte MI
HIMSS Ann Arbor MI
Holy Family Hospital Manitowac WI
Hospice of Michigan Ann Arbor MI
ICF International Fairfax VA
Illinois Public Health Institute Chicago IL
Intermountain Medical Center Murray UT
John Snow Inc. Arlington VA
Logistics Management Institute McLean VA
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston MA
Mayo Clinic, Arizona Scottsdale AZ
McGuireWoods LLP Chicago IL
McKay Dee Hospital Ogden UT
Medical Advantage Group E. Lansing MI
Medstar Health Columbia MD
Metroplus Health Plan New York NY
Michigan Assoc. of Local Public Health Lansing MI
Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology Royal Oak MI
Migrant Health Promotions Ypsilanti MI
MMC-PHO/MaineHealth Portland ME
Munson Medical Center Traverse City MI
National Coalition on Health Care Washington D.C.
Navigant Consulting Chicago IL
Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE
Nemours Foundation Washington DC
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago IL
Perioperative Outcomes Initiative Ann Arbor MI
Public Health Institute, Center for Public Health and Climate Change Oakland CA
Rusk Rehabililtation Center, NYU Medical Center New York NY
St. John's Health System Warren MI
St. John Providence Health System Southfield/Novi MI
St. Luke's Health System Kansas City MO
St. Mary's Mercy Hospital Livonia MI
St. Mary's of Michigan Saginaw MI
Santa Clara Vallely Medical Hospital San Jose CA
Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle WA
Segal Consulting Washington D.C.
Sparrow Health System Lansing MI
Stanford Hospital & Clinics Stanford CA
Summa Health System Akron OH
Trinity Health Novi MI
UCLA Medical Center & Hospital System Los Angeles CA
UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Cleveland OH
United Healthcare Minneapolis MN
United Healthcare Sunrise FL
UnityPoint Health West DesMoines IA
Univerity of Colorado Hospital Aurora CO
University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor MI
US Government Accountability Office Chicago IL
VA Ann Arbor Health System Ann Arbor MI
Valence Health Chicago IL
Veteran's Health Administration Ann Arbor MI
Victoria Care Center, which is a SNF in the Ensign Group. Ventura CA
White House Office of Management and Budget Washington DC
William Beaumont Hospital Troy MI
Yale-New Haven Health System New Haven CT
International Internships    
Access Project Kigali Rwanda
Community Aid/Sponsorship Programme Kerala India
Council of Women World Leaders Helsinki Finland
East of England Strategic Health Authority Cambridge England
Landseed International Medical Group Shanghai/Taiwan China
Ministry of Health Ghana, National Ambulance Service Accra Ghana
National Research Center for Mother & Child Health Astana Kazakhstan
Parliament of Ghana/Ghana Health Service Accra Ghana
PharmaSecure New Delhi India
School of Economics, University of Cape Town Capetown South Africa
United Kingdom's National Health Service Fife Scotland
WHO Country Office Serbia Belgrade Serbia
World Health Organization Geneva Switzerland