Gain valuable experience

Maintaining a competitive edge requires more than academic excellence. Internships allow you to explore your potential career options while you apply the knowledge gained from your coursework. Plus, you’ll develop practical knowledge and critical skills that can help set you up for professional success. 

Internship benefits

  • Obtain valuable work experience. 
  • Develop new skills and refine others.
  • Apply what you’ve learned in your coursework.
  • Explore your potential career options. 
  • Experience new work environments.
  • Establish and expand your professional network.
  • Gain an advantage when applying for paid, full-time positions.

How and when to apply

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Internship fair

Sharpen your teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills with a health care internship. Each year, the College of Health Solutions invites employers to participate in internship fairs where Health Solutions students can connect with them to discuss available internship opportunities.


Grow your practical skills

Launching your career as a health professional requires growing your skills for licensure and certification. The college has more than 375 internships and placements to choose from at exciting organizations across the Valley, offering you many ways to gain valuable experience in the health professions.



Community placements

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Apple corporate wellness
  • Banner Health
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
  • Desert Hand Therapy
  • Dignity Health
  • Equality Health
  • Esperança, Inc.
  • EXOS
  • Fischer Institute
  • Foothills Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy
  • Foundation for Blind Children
  • Greater Valley Area Health Education Center
  • HonorHealth
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Phoenix Day School for the Deaf
  • VA Phoenix Health Care System
  • Verizon Wireless corporate fitness
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Things to consider

  • Start your search early, knowing it may take several months to find the right fit.
  • Be aware of internship deadlines; some are as early as fall for the following summer.
  • Some internships may require specific coursework or experience to be eligible.
  • Make yourself competitive by building your resume through participation in student organizations, community service and leadership activities.
  • First-year and transfer students: Allow yourself at least one quarter of academic study to adjust to college life before starting your internship. (Some students prefer to wait up to a year.)

Dietetic internship

Prepare for your career as a registered dietitian or dietitian nutritionist by completing a dietetic internship via one of the college’s accredited tracks.

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Behavioral health internship

We provide a structured, applied experience that expands upon program curriculum to develop effective professional skills.

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