University of Southern Indiana

Health Services Internship - HP480

The internship offers students in Health Administration, Public Health, Worksite Wellness, Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration the opportunity to apply the theories and skill sets learned in the classroom to the real world of healthcare. The internship is completed under the supervision of a qualified and experienced healthcare professional in the community setting. The chance to observe and share in the knowledge base of those already working in the field offers students a bridge between the academic setting and the work world.

All internships are offered in conjunction with Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) guidelines.  For complete information about an Internship in Health Services, please read:

Health Services Internship Handbook - pdf

Pre-requisites for HP480 Internship:

  • Admitted to the Health Services Specialty Program with a 2.75 GPA
  • Successful completion of HP 475 with a grade of C or better

Steps to an Internship Prior to Release for Registration for HP480:

1.  Enroll and complete your Castle Branch Profile by the deadlines below:

  • July 1 for Fall internships - All requirements must be met and uploaded prior to course registration
  • November 1 for Spring internships - All requirements must be met and uploaded prior to course registration
  • April 1 for Summer internships - All requirements must be met and uploaded prior to course registration

NOTE:  You must have a COMPLETED Castle Branch profile PRIOR to being accepted to an internship!!

2.  Complete and submit application - Return to the Health Services Office in HP3001

Health Services Internship Application - pdf

If you are a Interdisciplinary Gerontology Minor, please use the application below:

Interdisciplinary Gerontology Minor Application - pdf

Deadlines for application submission:

  • April 15 for Fall internships
  • September 15 for Spring internships
  • February 15 for Summer internships

3.  Make appointment with Kathy Weinzapfel in Career Services

  • Before or during the month of April for a Fall internship
  • Before or during the month of September for a Spring internship
  • Before or during the month of February for a Summer internship

4.  Secure Internship with Site Supervisor   

  • Return your completed and signed HP480 Health Services Contract, HP480 Work Agreement and HP480 Contact Information forms to the Health Services Office in HP3001.

Questions?  Please contact:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Dr. Ethel Elkins Kathy Weinzapfel Joy Fein
Faculty Sponsor OR Internship Mentor OR Castle Branch Coordinator
(812) 461-5490 (812) 464-1865 (812) 461-5329
HP 3012 Orr Center 0074 HP 3001
Ethel Elkins
Dr. Ethel Elkins
Associate Professor of Health Services
Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
Contact: 812-461-5490
Health Professions Center 2044

Katherine Weinzapfel
Mrs. Katherine Weinzapfel
Career Coordinator
Adjunct - Academic Skills
Contact: 812-464-1865
Robert D. Orr Center 0085

Joy Fein
Mrs. Joy Fein
Senior Administrative Assistant
Contact: 812-461-5329
Health Professions Center 3001


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