Term: Fall, Spring or Summer

Course: Health Sciences 4975 (online format)

Credit Hours: 1, 3 or 6 credit hours

Length of Internship: Full 16 weeks, first or second 8 weeks of term

Eligibility: Successfully complete the Health Science Seminar Course prior to internship; junior or senior standing; attend mandatory internship informational meeting; and gain approval from internship adviser.


  • Earn course credit while participating in a hands-on learning experience
  • Gain professional skills to increase post-graduate marketability
  • Complete an internship project while completing required hours
  • Reflect on work experiences and complete relevant coursework


  • Fall internships: August 1
  • Spring Internships: December 1
  • Summer Internships: May 1

Questions? Contact the Department of Health Sciences Office of Experiential Learning at mushpdhsintern@missouri.edu or 573-884-2698.

Sample internships

Rehab Sciences

  • Inpatient/Outpatient Rehab
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Rehab Based Community Organizations

Health & Wellness

  • Fitness/Nutrition Coaching
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health Organizations

Leadership | Policy

  • Government Organizations
  • Administrative Internships in Health Systems or Clinics
  • Insurance and Medical Device Sales


  • Research Assistant in Labs
  • Assistant in Community Clinics
  • Tech/Assistant Roles in Health Systems or Clinics

Internship course

Students will enroll in HLTH SCI 4975 which accompanies the internship.

HLTH SCI 4975 is designed to provide students interested in careers in the health sciences with the opportunity to understand and learn how to develop important professional skills (i.e., competencies). Students will be involved in service learning or internship experiences that will provide opportunities for professional development. These activities will allow the student to practice skills (professional competencies) that are representative of attributes needed to perform successfully in a health sciences career or to be successful in a graduate program.

Professional competencies include the global set of leadership skills that influence success in professional careers or graduate school. Thus, the goal with this capstone course is to help students learn how to develop professional competencies that will help them secure a job following graduation and transition from being a student to a professional or graduate student.

To find more information on your mandatory Health Sciences Internship, please visit the Department of Health Sciences Experiential Learning page on Canvas and view the Step-By-Step guide in the modules section. This walks you through everything that needs to be done prior to your internship.

Additional resources

To make an appointment with a member of the DHS Experiential Learning team, please visit MU Connect.