Non-Clinical Internship Program

MaineHealth has a non-clinical student internship program that pairs students interested in learning more about various aspects of health care and health systems in Maine with initiatives or programs that need assistance with projects or tasks. The hours vary depending on organization need and can range from a defined number of hours for a project to steady part-time or full-time work. Internships typically take place during the summer in order to expose the student over a longer duration, and in some cases can be scheduled on other extended breaks.

Placements: Please note that the MaineHealth student internship program will place students in non-clinical positions within MaineHealth corporate and not at member hospitals or organizations (e.g., Maine Medical Center, NorDx Labs, etc.). We are looking for interns to be a part of the following areas:

  • Population Health
  • Quality and Value Improvement
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Chronic Disease
  • Health Administration
  • Community Education


In order to apply for a MaineHealth internship, students must:

  • Attend an accredited educational institution, including but not limited to: college, university, or graduate school, medical school.
  • Be enrolled not less than half time in a course of study related to the work to be performed.


Applications for summer placements are accepted between January 1st and March 1st annually. We will contact you by the end of March with either a request for an interview or an email letting you know that we were unable to find a place for you. Our preference is to interview you in person. We also understand that students studying out of state may not have the opportunity for an in-person interview and that is considered.

The number of internships available is limited and based on the number of programs requesting assistance and may vary year to year.

How to Apply:

Students must submit all 3 documents listed below before being considered for an interview: Submissions after March 1 will not be accepted.

  • A cover letter, including a description of your goals for an internship
  • A current resume, please make sure you label your resume file with your name and the date that you send it.
  • A completed copy of the Internship Application Form

Please email application materials beginning January 1st and by no later than March 1st to:

Bonnie Carleton
Health Educator, Community Education Program
Internship Coordinator

Would you like an intern?

Being a preceptor to an intern can be a great experience. Not only can you help someone learn more about career possibilities within the health care system, but you can learn more about what it means to be a mentor. This document offers some basic information about requesting an intern. If you have a project that would benefit from the help of an intern, please fill out this form.

Email your request to:

Bonnie Carleton
Health Educator and Intern Coordinator

Apply for Non-Clinical Student Internship

Download and complete the application form to apply for the student internship today.

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