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Healthcare Administration Graduate Internship


The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Healthcare Administration Internship offers a motivated individual an opportunity to spend a summer placement within Strategic Planning and Decision Support Office and the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer team. During the internship, the selected student will gain an in-depth understanding of pediatric hospital and clinic operations, clinical trials administration and research operations, with a focus on strategy, finance, facility planning and operations.

Internship Description


The internship is experiential and project-focused. The intern will play an essential role in various strategic planning, financial planning and operational projects and activities. As an experiential and immersive program, you will develop and hone your practical skills through a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • Participate in various strategic and operational priority initiatives.
  • Conduct market research for trend identification, strategy development and planning.
  • Draft reports and executive summaries based on conducted research, data analysis and financial projections.
  • Learn strategic planning processes and organizational perspective to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Strategic Plan; perspectives include organization culture, image, structure, operational efficiency, and market awareness.
  • Assist with developing strategic and business plans for institution’s priorities.
  • Analyze various key financial and non-financial metrics.
  • Collect, understand, process, verify and report financial related-information to finance leaders.

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Students interested in applying must be enrolled in an accredited college Master level program in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or similar program. Potential interns should be interested in healthcare administration with a focus on strategic planning and financial planning.


Students most likely to succeed as an intern will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; the ability to manage priorities and work in teams and autonomously as appropriate; proven ability to meet deadlines and a willingness to learn.

Register for an Informational Webinar

Informational webinars for summer internships will be held in the fall of the previous year. The webinar will include a short overview of St. Jude, the internship application process and qualifications and examples of past internship projects.

How to Apply

The application process for the summer 2024 internships is now closed. The application process for future internships, including summer 2025, will resume in fall 2024.

Applications are accepted for each term via an online portal on this page. Unsolicited resumes will not be accepted. Please be prepared to include a cover letter, resume and official graduate school transcript with your application. For first year students, if fall semester grades are not yet available, please submit an unofficial transcript showing current/in progress classes.

Students wishing to check the status of their application for the summer 2024 internships can log into their CollegeNET account. Applications for summer 2024 are currently under review.

Offers will be extended and all applicants will be notified of their application status in January 2024. 

Time Commitment

Candidates should note that our internship is a full-time learning experience. You should expect to be available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm starting May 20, 2024 through August, 2024. Specific dates depend on the successful candidate’s academic schedule. The internship is located in Memphis, TN.

Compensation and Housing

Compensation will be provided in a stipend format paid monthly. For non-local interns, St. Jude will provide housing through the guest housing program. Housing will be paid for by St. Jude.