The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Administrative Graduate Internship is a 10-12 week comprehensive paid position starting in June. Interns report directly to a member of the HHC Leadership Team, gaining exposure to the roles and responsibilities of a healthcare administrator.

This project-based internship provides the opportunity to work closely with functional leaders on departmental projects and system-level assignments. Interns will have many opportunities to meet other functional leaders in areas such as human resources, health equity, quality, operations, lean, innovation, informatics, employee wellness, strategic planning and business development, marketing and finance.

Students from underrepresented and historically excluded backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

About Hartford HealthCare

Our fully integrated health system includes seven hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health network, a Bone & Joint Institute, a Cancer Institute, a Neurosciences Institute, a Heart & Vascular Institute, a large multispecialty physician group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a large physical therapy and rehabilitation network and an accountable care organization.

Participant Eligibility

Must be enrolled in MHSA, MPH or equivalent degree program. Hartford HealthCare does not provide visa sponsorships for the internship program.


10-Week Summer Program

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Program Benefits/Takeaways

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  • Housing during the summer
  • Internship placement based on applicant’s interest and organizational need
  • Exposure & networking with executive leadership
  • Meaningful hands-on project work
  • Leadership development sessions and executive level training
  • Attendance at top level decision making meetings
  • Team building activities throughout the summer
  • Community service in the Greater Hartford area
  • Site tours of HHC facilities • Alumni Dinner with Health Management and Policy alumni
  • Mentorship with Health Management and Policy alumni and HHC executives

Meet our past graduate interns (2020)

Anthony BlancoAnthony Blanco

School: Columbia University

Placement: Revenue Cycle

About the experience: I was able to feel the strong culture that Hartford HealthCare has embodied by all those I worked with. There was always a push to be innovative and improve upon the status quo for the organization and the patients they served.

Jamond GlassJamond Glass

School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Placement: Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, Community Outreach

About the experience: I enjoyed the many opportunities to grow. I benefited from, the relationships built and support/engagement from members of HHC throughout the summer.

Brianna HoustonBrianna Houston

School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Placement: Health Equity

About the experience: My internship at Hartford HealthCare solidified my decision to pursue a career in Health Equity post graduate school. I enjoyed working on relevant projects and learning about the ways HHC engages and impacts the community.

John RhodesJohn Rhodes

School: University of Michigan

Placement: Integrated Care Partners

About the experience: The support system within HHC is unmatched, and it showed me what it means to truly have teaching, coaching, ad mentoring as an H3W leadership behavior.

Maria ToutMaria Tout

School: University of Michigan

Placement: Project Management

About the experience: I enjoyed being able to work alongside the other interns and learning more about the position of a health system in its community. I learned most about the project management methodology and how it is applied to various projects.

Sandra VidalSandra Vidal

School: University of Michigan

Placement: Health Equity

About the experience: The Health Equity Department was able to give us meaningful work which allowed us to work on a project focused on COVID-19 messaging for the younger population, vulnerable, and underserved communities that HHC serves.

Application Information

Our 2024 internship application closed on December 31, 2023, and will reopen in January 2025.


Contact Us

For more information about this Administrative Internship, contact us at hhcadministrativefellowship@hhchealth.org.