Internships and other experiential opportunities are vital to develop skills and practical knowledge to complement academic achievement for students in the College of Health Solutions who seek competitive advantage when honing in on a career in health care. Experiential education provide students the opportunity to earn academic credit while applying learning and enhancing skills that improve employability and allow exposure to professional environments.
The following internship programs are offered by the ASU College of Health Solutions:
Benefits of an Internship
- Gain valuable work experience to be professionally competitive in health care
- Develop new skills while refining others
- Apply knowledge gained from coursework
- Explore potential career options and experience new work environments
- Establish and expand your professional network
- Internships may lead to paid, full-time or career positions
Things to Consider
- Begin your search early. It may take several months to find the right option.
- Many internship programs have deadlines as early as fall for the following summer.
- Some internships may require specific coursework or experience to be eligible.
- To make yourself competitive for an internship, you can build your resume by participating in student organizations, community service and leadership activities.
- Entering first-year and transfer students: we recommend you allow yourself at least one quarter of academic study to adjust to life at ASU before starting your internship. Some students find it advisable to wait an entire year.
Successful completion of 45 or more credit hours in academic good standing (2.0 or better). Program-specific internships may require a higher GPA. MED 484 and HSC 484 require a 3.0 or higher. Students specifically interested in a clinical shadowing experience in a clinical internship environment must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and should consult with their academic advisor beforehand to ensure all requirements are met and that the experience will fulfill a graduation requirement. To submit your initial application, please visit https://clinicalpartnerships.asu.edu/phip after working with your advisor to make sure you meet requirements and that the timing is appropriate as it relates to other academic requirements.
Students who participate in an internship, rotation, observation, applied project, or other experiential learning opportunity with a clinical partner are required to comply with the site’s policies related to vaccinations for common communicable diseases. The majority of ASU’s clinical community partners require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Students who are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons may be able to make arrangements for a reasonable accommodation, depending on the policies of the clinical site. Accommodations may be limited in number and may require additional safeguards such as testing, personal protective equipment, or alternative/limited duties.
Students who are concerned about their ability to complete a course or program requirement with a clinical partner due to their vaccination status should contact their instructor or program director to discuss the possibility of placement at another site or the process to apply for a reasonable accommodation. Alternative placements and reasonable accommodations are dependent on the availability and policies of clinical partners. Students who anticipate needs relating to vaccination requirements should contact their instructor or program director as soon as possible.