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Preprofessional Opportunities

Health Career Connection Summer Internship Program


Category: Summer
Type: Clinical
Location: Various
Deadline: Late December


HCC’s summer health internships are designed for undergraduate students and recent graduates wishing to gain work experience in public health and healthcare related settings. While majority of HCC interns are college juniors, seniors or recent graduates, we also consider sophomores and freshmen that demonstrate a commitment to community and diversity and interest in public health and/or health care, with demonstrable academic achievement, maturity and prior work experience. Students from all academic disciplines may apply! HCC does not provide internships for students enrolled in graduate programs. International students are also able to apply; however, HCC and its sponsoring organizations cannot provide any documentation or support for immigration-related purposes (such as sponsorship or for work-visas). It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain appropriate permissions and fulfill any governmental requirements. Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (community college or 4-year college or university) or have recently graduated from an undergraduate institution. Recent graduates must have completed their degree within the last three years. Candidates who are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate are eligible to apply. Graduate students are not eligible to apply (anyone currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program). Students enrolled in high school are not eligible to apply (including high school students simultaneously taking community college classes).


Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and healthcare.

Through partnerships with local organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, health plans, local health departments, community-based organizations and advocacy groups. During the course of the internship, students will work on meaningful projects and gain professional and personal development. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path.

HCC interns are passionate, committed, and dedicated to connecting with their cohort and alumni. We look forward to reading your application!


– Summer internships are full time (up to 40 hours per week) for 10 consecutive weeks, typically beginning in May or June and lasting through August (dependent on the academic calendar).
– Interns will be provided with stipends that range from $3,000 – $4,000.
– Interns must attend mandatory HCC workshops and events throughout the summer.
– HCC does not offer clinical or bio-medical research-related internships.

Don’t delay—start your application early! Applications will be read as they are received. If you are a student, we look forward to receiving your application. We greatly appreciate you sharing this information with your student network. If you have any questions or would like additional information or materials, please email us at