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2020 Internship Update

The VUMC Administrative Fellowship Team would like to thank you for your interest in the summer internship program.  We want to inform everyone that a determination has been made not to offer a summer internship for this year, 2020.  However, we are hopeful that the program will resume next year, and we encourage everyone to check back for important application dates and information.   The  VUMC Administrative Fellowship will still be accepting applicants for the 2021 Fellowship application cycle, and prospective applicants can expect the application cycle to open in July of this year.   

We are thankful for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.   Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions, and we look forward to your application in the future.  

Program Overview

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Summer Internship Program is a 10 week internship program that gives students currently enrolled in undergraduate or 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 starts in late May and lasts through early August. Assignment length may 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 and intern educational status (undergraduate versus graduate).

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

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email