Shaping the Future of Health Care

The Administrative Internship Program at the University of Chicago Medicine is an ideal launching point for those seeking to be among the next generation of health care leaders. Administrative interns at UChicago Medicine will have the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of hospital operations and hospital management in one of the nation's leading academic medical centers.

During the summer, interns will be mentored by an executive leader in one of the institution’s service lines as well as sponsored by Jason Keeler, EVP and Chief Operating Officer to ensure a well-rounded experience. Current administrative fellows will also serve as mentors and provide structured feedback throughout the internship.

Over the course of the internship, the administrative interns will have the opportunity to work on their leadership, analytical and communication skills. Prior to the start of the internship, the respective executive leaders will develop internship-spanning projects that will serve to advance UChicago Medicine's strategic objectives as well as align with the interests of the administrative intern. Past interns have completed internships in Heart and Vascular, Patient Care Services, Emergency Medicine, Women’s and Children’s, and Ambulatory, among others.

Interns will work collectively with leaders across UChicago Medicine to complete a specific long-term project and report-out at the conclusion of the internship to UChicago Medicine senior leadership. Smaller scale projects may be acquired throughout the duration of the internship to aid in the intern’s development and further UChicago Medicine's mission of being at the forefront of medicine.

Application Process

UChicago Medicine invites diverse and highly motivated candidates to apply for the 2024 Administrative Internship – a 12-week, paid summer program. The most promising candidates have a strong interest in health care administration, demonstrate high leadership potential, and have excellent academic performance. Qualified candidates must have the following:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited master’s degree program (MHA, MPH, MBA, MS or related)
  • Expected degree conferral after November 2024

Candidates should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter (salutation: Jason Keeler, Chief Operating Officer)
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from their undergraduate and proof of enrollment in graduate school. Official graduate transcripts will be needed if selected, so please send once final grades are posted.

To apply, please email all documents to by Monday, December 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. CT.

Application Due Date: December 4, 2023

Interview Process:  Mid-December to early-February

Final Selection: Early-February

Internship Start Date: June 2024

Internship End Date: August 2024



2023 Informational Webinars

We will be hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, November 15th from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT.

Register for the webinar here

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