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Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program
Hospital Administration/Operations

The Summer Internship program is an innovative, collaborative 10-week unpaid program that allows interns to gain unparalleled exposure into Houston Methodist's operations.

Designed for graduate students interested in a career in hospital administration/operations

Each intern will work directly with a high-level director on a variety of process improvement, operational, and financial projects in the Texas Medical Center main campus. Prior interns have had the opportunity to work in departments such as: Cath Lab, Operating Room, IT, Finance, Global Services, Case Management, Transplant Center, Pharmacy, Outpatient Center, Supply Chain Management, and many more.

The interns will also have opportunity to participate in a Summer Lecture Series

Summer Lecture Series consists of a series of round-table discussions with senior leadership throughout the organization. The intern is responsible for the completion of projects as assigned by the director/preceptor. Applications are due January 30, 2023.

Alumni Testimonials

The opportunity to complete my summer internship with Roberta Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Houston Methodist Hospital, allowed me to not only interact and network with hospital leaders and health care professionals across the hospital, but begin to analyze health care on a broader scale. My summer internship challenged me to never stop learning and never stop being uncomfortable, as I learned that if you aren’t uncomfortable, you aren’t learning. The skills, knowledge, and exposure gained from the summer internship program have provided me a skill set that I am able to apply in my new job. I find myself frequently pulling the experience and expertise learned from my internship every day. I will forever appreciate the guidance I received and cherish the relationships I developed throughout the summer at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Elizabeth DeFranco – Director
Volunteer Services
MHA, Texas Women's University, 2014
I was fortunate enough to be offered a summer internship with Houston Methodist back in '98. I was assigned to projects within peri-operative services (OR management, sterile processing, materials management, etc). The experience I gained learning hospital operations that summer I still carry with me every day as a Director for Houston Methodist years later. From day one Houston Methodist has treated me like family and I have enjoyed each day since.
Brett Brosseau – System Director
Corporate Development
MBA/MHA, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2010
After starting as a volunteer with no health care experience, I was excited to have the opportunity to be a summer intern in the cardiac catheterization lab at Houston Methodist Hospital. This experience allowed me to obtain hands-on experience in one of the hospital’s busiest procedural areas, collaborate with management on a project that made an impact in the department, and learn from the dedicated executives that make this prestigious institution function. I would not be where I am today without the professional relationships I built and the countless lessons I learned from this internship at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Vishal Thaker – Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab
Pacemaker Operations
Executive Administration
During the process of pursuing a graduate degree in healthcare management, I stumbled upon the Summer Internship Program for Hospital Administration/Operations. I was fortunate to have been accepted in the Summer of 2021. My time as an intern was invaluable, and the experience has helped paved the way for the rest of my career since. The advice, skills, and connections gained from Houston Methodist Hospital leadership are ones that I will carry for the rest of my life.
Vanessa Parejo – Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Services
MPH, Healthcare Management - UTHealth School of Public, 2022
I had the opportunity to be a summer intern working in Organizational Development, where I participated on multiple projects working closely with project managers and directors. Throughout this internship I was able to gain knowledge, experience, and make connections throughout the organization. As an intern, I had privilege of meeting with senior leadership and found mentors who provided expertise and guidance. I learned what it meant to be a part of Houston Methodist and the importance of I CARE values. It was a very rewarding experience that I will continue to cherish moving forward in my career.
Gracie Martinez – Project Specialist
Executive Administration
MHA, University of Houston–Clear Lake, 2022

Application Requirements:

The application period opens November 1, 2022. Please send the most recent copy of your resume and a personal statement of interest explaining why you chose Houston Methodist and what you expect to gain from your internship experience (500 words). Applications are due January 30, 2023.

Please submit all materials in one pdf file: opsinternship@houstonmethodist.org

Stay tuned for more details on a virtual information session to be held in early 2023. This will be a great time to learn great time to learn about the program structure, potential projects as well as professional development opportunities that will be offered in the summer! There will be an open Q&A session, so make sure to bring your questions.

Note that this internship is for individuals interested in hospital administration. For those students interested in a nursing internship, please contact shamlin@houstonmethodist.org. For those interested in the System HR internship, please visit the HR Internship page. For those interested in a medical residency or internship, please contact our GME office. For those interested in the Athletic Training internship, please email hparker@houstonmethodist.org.

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