Summer Internship Program


Administrative Fellowship Summer Internship


Program Overview

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Summer Internship Program is a 10-week internship program that gives students currently enrolled in graduate coursework the chance to receive practical experience in healthcare administration while positively impacting Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Program participants will be exposed to hospital and/or clinic operations and leadership through project-based work. Project opportunities vary and reflect both participant interest and the needs of the medical center or department. In addition, interns will have the opportunity for other experiences within the medical center and professional development opportunities.


Project Work

Projects will be focused in a variety of business and operational areas across the medical center and may involve domains such as business development, finance, operations, process improvement, quality, and strategy. At the conclusion of the internship, interns are expected to present a deliverable, such as a presentation or business plan, to departmental and senior leadership recapping their project findings.


Time Commitment

The VUMC Summer Internship Program is a 10-week commitment typically beginning in May. Assignment length may also vary depending on the department and project scope. Interns are expected to work full-time during the week with their assigned departments and are responsible for keeping their project work on track to meet specific deadlines throughout the summer.



Compensation for the VUMC Summer Internship Program is based on a predetermined hourly rate and can vary depending on the project sponsor.


Application Process 

  • Our application process is complete for summer 2024. Please visit this winter for Summer 2025 information.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program to apply.
  • Requested items for application:
    • Current resume
    • Cover letter addressing interest in healthcare and working at VUMC
    • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts



Should you have any questions about the summer internship, please email