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Administrative Health Internship

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If you’re in your first year in your MBA, MHA, or MPH program, spend your summer getting hands-on, specialized administrative experience as an intern at Sutter Health. In our program, you’ll work on a 10- to 12-week project in settings ranging from acute care hospitals and ambulatory care environments, to medical groups and foundations.

Looking to understand the challenges facing today’s healthcare delivery systems? An internship at Sutter Health will provide you with invaluable insight into the workings of our integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system.

Program Highlights

  • 10- to 12-week summer program
  • Competitive salary and housing provided
  • One-on-one mentoring with our executives

Project Work

Below is a partial list of outstanding projects and initiatives in which past interns have played a major role in leading and/or collaborating at Sutter Health:

  • Lead a team of Directors to reduce the average bed-is-down
  • Conducted financial analysis to identify root causes for Skilled Nursing Facility costs
  • Develop process maps for transferring patients from outlying hospitals
  • Produced a project plan for Chief Nursing Executive’s Brilliant at the Basic Project
  • Assisted COO at the Command Center with the CDPH General Acute Care Relicensing Survey


To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you must be a current graduate student of an accredited university in the first year of a MBA, MHA, or MPH graduate program, with expressed interest in healthcare administration. Sutter Health is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and in the future.

Application and Selection Process

Application and Selection Process

Application submission dates: December 3, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Required Documents

Online, with application:

  • Resume
  • One-page statement of internship and career objectives

Sent separately:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Graduate transcripts
  • One-page statement of volunteer community activities

Submission Options

By Mail:

Original letters of recommendation and official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope directly to:

Sutter Health
2700 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 2500
Sacramento, CA 95833
Attn: Administrative Internship Program

By Email:

Letters of recommendation (submitted by author) and e-transcripts (submitted by registrar office) may be emailed to:


The application filing period starts on December 3, 2018. All required documents and online applications must be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2019 in order to be considered for the Summer 2019 Program.

Contact Information

For more information about the Administrative Healthcare Internship, please contact:

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