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Health Sciences Internships

Term: Fall, Spring or Summer

Course: Health Sciences 4975 (online format)

Credit Hours: 1, 3 or 6 credit hours

Length of Intership: 6 week minimum, preferably 12-15 weeks

Eligibility: Successfully complete HS 2100 prior to internship; junior or senior standing; attend mandatory internship informational meeting; and gain approval from internship adviser.


  • Earn course credit while particpiating in a hands-on learning experience
  • Gaine 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 DHS Office of Experiential Learning at or 573-884-2698.

DHS Internships (HS 4975)

To do an internship you must:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Complete HLTH SCI 2100
  • Attend a mandatory internship meeting the semester before you intend to start your internship (distance learners complete an online tutorial and quiz)

Students will enroll in HLTH SCI 4975 which accompanies the internship. This course is through Mizzou Online.

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 DHS 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.

Sample Internships in Health Sciences:

Rehab Sciences

  • Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
  • MU Adaptive Gymnastics
  • MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders – Leaps Ahead Program
  • Mizzou Therapy Services
  • Wonderland Camp

 Health & Wellness

  • Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri-Columbia – Case Management
  • WELLAWARE, Boone Hospital Center – Health Promotion, Physical Fitness, Nutrition
  • Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services – Fit WIC, Fit-Tastic
  • Safe Kids Columbia
  • Camp Jumpstart

 Leadership | Policy

  • RehabCare (St. Louis) – Health Administration Program Director
  • RehabCare (St. Louis) – Health Consultant, Strategic Planning & Clinical Analysis
  • Health Literacy Missouri
  • Institute for People, Place, and Possibility – Public Health Communication/Health Data


  • Missouri Telehealth Network – Project ECHO
  • Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins Wellness Program
  • MedZou Community Health Center
  • PhysAssist

Additional Resources

SHP Career Services Luke Gorham, Career Services Coordinator

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