Pre-health internship program

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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.

Pre-health internships are highly competitive and selective of students and necessitate a high level of the applicant to be considered. After being approved by the College of Health Solutions Internship Support Coordinator, students seeking PHIP internship experiences work with a PHIP Placement Specialist to secure a placement site that best fits their career interests.

This internship program is ideal for students who will be pursuing an advanced degree in the medical field (MD, PA, NP, DO, DC, CEP and more).

PHIP includes internships related to the following:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology
  • Chiropractic
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine/Family Medicine
  • Medical for underserved
  • Naturopathic
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Optometry/Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Renal and Endocrine
  • Urology
  • Veterinary
  • Women's Health

Physical therapy and occupational therapy internships for undergraduate students are not available through PHIP. Please apply through the College of Health Solutions Placements Database.

Browse a complete list of PHIP opportunities. Do not contact these sites on your own. 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.

Find additional information about PHIP.

Do not apply through the PHIP website. All EXW, KIN and HEHP students must submit their PHIP applications through the Apply Now button on this page when the application period is open.

Additional Requirements for the Pre-Health Internship Program

Depending on site, some hospital may require immunization documentation of some or all of the following:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus (within 10 years)
  • Documented proof of TB test (two-step Mantoux method; must be within one year). If the TB test is positive, a negative chest x-ray since converting and no symptomology is required; if symptomatic, another chest x-ray with physician certifying fitness is required.
  • Documented proof of Hepatitis B vaccine series (three shots or titers to determine the level of immunity).
  • Documented proof (copy of insurance card) of personal health insurance.
  • Copy of Fingerprint Clearance Card (front and back of card) from the Arizona Department of Public Safety ( The card must be issued within the last three years
  • Documented proof of CPR/BLS/AED certification from the American Heart Association (in-person training only, no online training or other certifications will be accepted).

The student will be notified of the specific health and safety requirements for the specific internship experience after they have been placed.

  • The expenses a student will have to incur to meet all of the health and safety requirements are estimated to be between $200 to $300.
  • ASU does not provide financial assistance to meet these requirements. You will be notified, once accepted, of the health and safety requirements for the specific internship experience.