The Health Care Management track of the MPA program offers internship experiences in health care and related institutions. It is strongly advised for students who have no experience in the health care field. This assignment is a 3-credit elective course (PAA/HC695) and typically lasts one semester, but it can be extended in time. Students who elect this experience first consult with a faculty advisor and together they enlist a facility to provide the appropriate onsite experience. The student and the preceptor at the facility organize a program subject to faculty approval. The student is expected to provide to the faculty advisor an outline of the experience before the program starts, as well as a summary of the experience at its completion. In addition, students complete a research project of value to the facility, which must be acceptable to the preceptor and the faculty advisor. The facility preceptor completes an evaluation of the student intern for submission to the faculty advisor. Afterwards, students go on to perform their Capstone projects on material gained from their internship experience.
Health care internship experiences have been arranged at the facilities listed below. The student and faculty advisory may explore internship opportunities at other locations.
Government and Nonprofit
The Government and Nonprofit tracks in the MPA program also offer internship opportunities to students. The following are some recent locations from which students have benefited:
- City of White Plains - Mayor’s Office
- Grace Church Multiservice Center - Executive Director’s Office
- United Way of Westchester/Putnam
- Village of Croton - Manager’s Office
- Village of Mamaroneck - Mayor’s Office
- Westchester County - County Executive’s Office