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Internships

The UMSI Internship Program is an integral part of the School of Information's professional master's programs. The program integrates the application of knowledge and skills to specific problems outside the classroom and enables you to combine what you have learned in the classroom with what you observe and experience in the "real world." Also, some graduates end up with job offers from the organizations where they originally interned.

Master of Health Informatics students must complete an approved 360+-hour internship in order to graduate. Typically students fulfill this requirement in locations around the world during the summer between the first and second years of the program, but there is flexibility to complete an internship during fall or winter of their second year.

A key resource for finding internships is iTrack, UMSI's online recruiting system. You can search for internships by industry area, preferred job function, geographic location or keyword. Our Career Development Office educates students on conducting a successful internship search.

UMSI students may pursue the internship of their choosing; for an internship to be approved for the UMSI Internship Program, however, students should be seeking roles with the following benefits:  

  • Relates to what is taught and researched at UMSI and connects to the student’s coursework and future career goals
  • Provides hands-on professional work that helps the student develop new learning, skills and abilities
  • Has a professional supervisor with three or more years of experience who provides mentoring for a successful experience

The Master of Health Informatics at the University of Michigan is a joined degree, featuring courses and faculty from the School of Information, School of Public Health and the School of Medicine Department of Learning Health Sciences.