Administrative Internship Program

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

UT Southwestern’s Graduate Administrative Internship allows students an opportunity to explore career opportunities within health care management. The intern will learn from leaders in the health care industry and discover their interests within health care administration. The program will provide the intern with a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day operations within a large academic medical center.


Dec. 11, 2023 Application opens
Jan. 15, 2024 Application closes at 5 p.m. CST
(all materials must be submitted in a consolidated PDF)
February 2024 Application screening and interviews
Summer 2024 Internship start date

Program Overview

The UT Southwestern Graduate Administrative Internship Program will span 10 weeks in duration. See our application requirements page for details regarding the intern selection process.

Summer interns will:

  • Lead one or more core projects
  • Attend frequent meetings with a dedicated preceptor
  • Observe departmental and executive meetings
  • Gain and develop knowledge of organizational dynamics from working with managers at various levels of the health care system
  • Improve management, leadership, analytical, and communication skills
  • Receive mentoring from a wide array of leaders

Once the intern is selected the Internship Selection Committee will place the intern in a specific department for the duration of the internship. This will be a mutual decision based upon the needs of the institution as well as the interests of the intern. Placement will occur after the intern has been selected.

Potential Summer Intern Placements

  • Quality Improvement
  • Strategy
  • Non-Clinical Support Services
  • Hospital Operations (Service Line)