Internship Course Information

The M.S. Health Informatics and Analytics curriculum includes two substantive applied learning requirements: the internship (midpoint) and the capstone. 

Internship Manual and Canvas Site

Each student in the master's program is required to demonstrate integration and application of health informatics and/or analytics competence through a mid-program internship experience in a health care (broadly defined) setting. Students complete a minimum of 160 hours of practical, professional internship experience with the selected organization during the semester of enrollment in the HCIP 6400 Internship course.

Refer to the HIAN Student Internship Manual and Canvas Project site for complete instructions including writing objectives, and proper formatting of the final internship report.

The project site, entitled “Project - Health Informatics and Analytics Internship” can be found under ‘Courses’ in Canvas.

Internship Requirements

Before entering into an internship for credit, students must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of graduate coursework in the Health Informatics and Analytics program including HADM 6100 and HCIP 6380. Students are directed to the Canvas Health Informatics and Analytics Internship Project Course Site for full details. Students should plan for the internship at least one full semester in advance of commencing it as many internship sites have substantial administrative prerequisites to complete prior to placement. For further details, contact the program director.

Students who are planning to take the Internship Project and are searching for additional information should refer to the following Zoom recording of the Summer Internship Panel Seminar from September 19, 2022.

Proposal 

Students who have secured an internship placement must first fill out the Internship Proposal and Mentor Contact Form. Submitted proposals will be reviewed weekly by the Faculty Directors. Students will be contacted if additional information is needed. The Director of Student Services will issue an authorization to register for HCIP 6400 if and when the proposal is approved.

Please fill out the Internship Proposal below. Choose the semester in which you are planning to take the internship.

FALL 2022

Capstone

Normally taken in the final semester, all students complete this capstone course that engages them in mentored real-world informatics and analytics project.  Students must have completed their internship and secure permission from the Graduate Program Director to register for this course.