Master of Health Administration Internships
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) internship is an integral part of the program's curriculum; it provides students an opportunity to enhance and apply many components of the MHA curriculum in a practical or applied setting. During the internship, students are expected to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a health or health care administrator for approximately 300-hours. Students are provided support and supervision from a Hofstra University MHA internship coordinator throughout the internship. Upon completion of the internship, students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, competencies, and inter/intra-personal skills required to be a successful administrator.
Students may complete their internships in the health services field that best aligns with their professional interests and are expected to locate their internship through the practical application of networking. The student, the internship site mentor, and the Hofstra University MHA internship coordinator collaborate to construct and outline the specifics of each student's internship experience. These specifics may differ according to the student's internship site; however, all projects (and internship sites) must be approved by the Hofstra University MHA internship coordinator before students begin their internships.