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Summer Internship Program - Hospital Administration/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 which 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.

Program will begin June 6, 2022 and end August 12, 2022.
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 – Project Director
Executive Administration
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
Application Requirements:

The application period opens November 1, 2021. 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 February 18, 2022.

Please submit all materials in one pdf file:

Join us for a virtual information session on Friday, February 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a 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. Click here to register.

Note that this internship is for individuals interested in hospital administration. For those students interested in a nursing internship, please contact 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

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