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Online Student Placement Process

Session

Application Opens

Application Closes

Spring 2021

Aug. 24, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

Summer 2021Jan. 11, 2021Mar. 5, 2021
Fall 2021March 8, 2021

May 7, 2021

Spring 2022August 23, 2021

Oct. 8, 2021

PHIP Online Student Internship Process

The Pre-Health Internship Program (PHIP) supports the placement of all students seeking clinical internships, independent of degree program or location. This is done in close coordination with the student’s academic advisor and internship coordinator to ensure proper placement in high quality, hands-on experience in a professional setting necessary to be competitive in post-graduate degree programs in the health professions.

Students planning on enrolling in internship course in the following semester, must first meet with their academic advisors to confirm eligibility and secure a clinical internship through PHIP. More information regarding the process and the PHIP Application are listed below.

  • Students living in the Phoenix metropolitan area (Maricopa County)
    Placement specialists will arrange for students to interview with existing clinical partners that match professional interests.
  • Students living outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area (Maricopa County)
    Placement specialist will support students researching and securing an internship site in their geographical location. Placement specialist will then seek the necessary student placement agreements for the student to intern at the site for course credit.

View the diagram of the process.

Pre-Internship Criteria and Requirements

  • Junior or senior status and completion of a minimum 45 credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and in “good standing.”
  • Prerequisite course requirements will be provided by academic advisor or coordinator.

Courses and Credits

Students should confer with an academic advisor to select the course that best fits their program of study.

  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Solutions

Application Process

  • You must meet with your academic advisor, confirm you meet internship criteria, and confirm for which internship course you are eligible.
  • You must complete the online student Pre-Health Internship Application.

Students Residing Outside of Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Students are required to follow these steps:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to confirm you meet internship criteria
  2. Complete the Online Student Pre-Health Internship Application.
  3. Meet with the Online Placement Specialist by Zoom to confirm the completion or your application and discuss best practices for finding an internship site in your area.
  4. Research possible internships sites in your area that match your interests and goals. Where possible, review the credentials of the site in the public domain.
  5. Contact site supervisor or office manager to discuss potential opportunities for university-sponsored internship. Make sure you are talking to someone with decision-making authority at the prospective internship site, list of discussion topics are:
    1. State you are a student at ASU seeking a clinical internship.
    2. Be prepared to provide the following information: 1) your academic program, 2) start and end dates, 3) number of hours of experience required, 4) that this will be a for-credit and non-paid internship and 5) why you are interested in that site
    3. Speak professionally, clearly and respectfully.
    4. Ask if a phone or virtual interview is viable. The site may request an in-person interview.
    5. Discuss if there is a GPA requirement.
    6. Discuss preceptor responsibilities.
    7. Discuss student role, responsibilities, and duties.
    8. Provide site with Pre-Health Internship Objectives packet (Placement Specialist will provide this to you). Send electronically or during the in-person interview.
    9. Confirm mutual interest with site.
  6. Provides Placement Specialist with contact information for the site. The Placement Specialist will secure a Student Placement Agreement.
  7. Complete health requirements, if applicable.
  8. Inform academic advisor and request enrollment in the appropriate 484 class.

Students Residing in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Students will follow these steps:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to confirm you meet internship criteria
  2. Complete the Online Student Pre-Health Internship Application.
  3. Meet with the Online Placement Specialist by Zoom or by phone to confirm the completion or your application and address questions/details, and refine areas of interest.
  4. The Placement Specialist will determine site availability and send student prospective site information.
  5. Student will review job description and confirm interest.
  6. Student will contact site supervisor to coordinate a date and time for an interview.
  7. Student will inform Placement Specialist if accepted by the site.
  8. Student will complete site’s health requirements.
  9. Once placement is secured, the online student may enroll for the appropriate internship course with academic advisor.

Health Requirements

Once accepted, the Placement Specialist will verify and guide the student through the site’s health and safety requirements, if applicable. The student will be informed if there are any requirements to complete. Please note: students are responsible for all costs of health and safety requirements.

All requirements will vary among sites, but may include the following:

  • Immunizations or titers (Hepatitis B series, MMR, Varicella)
  • Hepatitis B declination form
  • Negative Two-Step Tb test or Quantiferon blood test
  • CPR certification: BLS for Healthcare Providers, must be AHA or American Red Cross
  • Drug screening: Panel 10 drug test; Fee of $40.00 from Castlebranch
  • Background check: Fee of $67.00 from Castlebranch
  • Fingerprint clearance card: The application fee is $65.00. Electronic fingerprinting fee is $7.95. Fingerprints completed through other services may cost $40.00 or more.
  • Evidence of personal health insurance
  • Pharmacy Internships
    • Pharmacy Internships require students to hold a valid Pharmacy Tech or Pharmacy Tech Training License. For more information, please visit your state board of pharmacy for pertinent information and fees.
  • My Clinical Exchange
    • Some sites require My Clinical Exchange to create student rotations. Students interning at such a site will complete compliance requirements (modules, quizzes) through My Clinical Exchange (mCE). There is a $20.00 fee for a six-month account. Please note: all requirements must be completed in mCE 2-4 weeks prior to the internship start date. www.myclinicalexchange.com.

Student Internship Responsibilities

  • Comply with PHIP, academic program and site policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • If an absence is anticipated, or tardiness occurs for any reason, a call to the facility is necessary. If the
    supervisor cannot be reached, a message should be left explaining the situation. However, it is strongly
    advised to speak directly to the supervisor.
  • Students should not ask for time off. Absences due to illness or unexpected events are acceptable. The
    time missed will need to be made up. The site supervisor will use discretion regarding time off. If an issue
    arises, the site supervisor is encouraged to contact one of the PHIP Placement Specialists.
  • During the internship, student interns may choose to observe ASU holidays.
  • All students are governed by Rules and Regulations of Arizona State University. Further information can
    be found on the ASU website by visiting: