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The Pre-Health Internship Program (PHIP) is a university-wide program designed to develop high quality activities that give ASU students the practical experience needed to be competitive in post-graduate degree programs and careers. Internships provide additional hands-on experience in a professional setting and offer students an opportunity to explore potential career options. PHIP internship opportunities are unpaid and are utilized for educational purposes only.
The PHIP placement process is highly competitive and is available to students from all ASU programs, colleges and campuses. Students seeking PHIP internship experiences work with a PHIP Placement Specialist to secure a placement site that best fits their career interests.
Any student wishing to complete a PHIP internship must complete the following steps:
We ask that students DO NOT CONTACT THESE SITES. While the PHIP Directory can provide an idea of the types of sites available, the PHIP Placement Specialists will manage the matching and placement process.
Students must meet with their academic advisor or internship coordinator to verify the application criteria has been met for your course and PHIP. You may submit an application for placement once confirmed.
*Please note, there is a separate application for BIO 390. https://students.asu.edu/prehealth/internships
Application deadline dates per semester:
March 11, 2019
May 10, 2019
|Spring 2020||Aug. 26, 2019||Oct. 11, 2019|
|Summer 2020||Jan. 13, 2020||Mar. 6, 2019|
|Fall 2020||March 9, 2020||May 8, 2020|
The student will submit a PHIP application. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the student to verify that the application has been received.
The PHIP Placement Specialist will be in contact with the student to refine the student's responses. The PHIP office may request additional areas of specialties that the student may be interested in shadowing.
The PHIP Placement Specialist contacts potential sites to determine which sites are able to host an intern for the coming semester based on student interests.
Once a site availability is confirmed, the PHIP Placement Specialist will contact the student via e-mail to set up and coordinate an interview. The PHIP Placement Specialist will also send the student information a potential job description so the student is aware of the responsibilities at that site.
The student sends the Site Supervisor an introductory e-mail, attaching his/her resume and requesting a convenient date and time for either a phone or in-person interview to explore the internship. Some sites may request a phone call.
The student and the Site Supervisor conduct the interview and agree to the placement. The Educational Agreement (EA) must be completed to ensure that the student and Site Supervisor have determined the work hours for the internship.
The student notifies the PHIP Placement Specialist that the placement has been confirmed through e-mail and sends over the EA. The student will then be granted permission to register and enroll for the appropriate internship course.
The Educational Agreement (EA) serves as the learning agreement between a student and Site Supervisor. It is an individualized learning agreement, unique to each student. The studentand Site Supervisor should work collaboratively to develop the content for the EA, but it is the student's responsibility to complete and submit the document no later than one week prior to the internship start date.
Students are not permitted to enroll in an internship course until an internship placement has been confirmed. Students should confer with an academic advisor to select the course that best fits their program of study. Examples of internship courses include:
The amount of hours that will be required on site will depend on the amount of credits (45 hours per credit) students enroll for and if the course requires class time. Some programs allow the option, or require, completing up to 6 credits (270 hours), requiring a greater number of hours in the clinical experience. The range of hours required can be from 66 to 270 hours.
Once accepted into a site, the PHIP Placement Specialist will notify students what the health and safety requirements will be for each site. All requirements will vary among internship sites but may include the following:
*Students are responsible for all costs for any health and safety requirements needed.
My Clinical Exchange [mCE]
Students interning at any Banner, HonorHealth, Dignity, Abrazo, MIHS or Health South location will be required to complete all health and safety requirements for the selected hospital and complete compliance requirements through My Clinical Exchange (mCE). There is an annual fee of $36.50. www.myclinicalexchange.com
Please note, all requirements must be completed in mCE 2-4 weeks prior to the internship start date.
The PHIP Internship Site Directory is located on this website. Students may download the directory to view internship opportunities. Students must have an ASURITE ID to login and view the directory.
The Pre-Health Internship Program partners with local companies, organizations and facilities and typically these internship opportunities will be presented to the student as an option, but students are not limited to those. If a student does find an internship on their own, it is important to inform the Placement Specialist as soon as possible for a petition. The Student Placement Agreement (SPA) process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.
The students are responsible for submiting all evaluations for completion. The PHIP Placement Specialists and the appropriate academic coordinator/faculty will evaluate the student’s performance based on the site evaluations and feedback received from the site supervisor/preceptor and any additional course assignments. The appropriate course faculty will grant the student a pass/fail grade for those students receiving credit for the internship course.
Students will be provided with, and evaluated on, the following opportunities:
In addition, all students are governed by Rules and Regulations of Arizona State University. These can be found on the ASU website at: