Internship supervision

The Healthcare Services and Sciences Program highly values it’s partnership with health-related and health care organizations who provide valuable real-world internships and projects for our students. We encourage internship supervisors to contact Dr. Janet Hahn at or (269) 387-8405 with any questions or concerns.

Note to students: Do not contact any organization until you contact Dr. Hahn.

Internship sites

Below is a list of the types of agencies that serve as internship sites for WMU's healthcare services and sciences program. There is no guarantee that an internship will be available at a particular site. Needs change within organizations, and internship opportunities and the duties they encompass change accordingly. Also, many sites accept only one intern per semester.


  • Alzheimer's/dementia care facility
  • Blindness and low vision
  • Business/financial office
  • Child development center
  • Clinic
  • Community medical services
  • Community organization
  • Crisis intervention agency
  • Educational institution or affiliate
  • Fund- or awareness-raising organization
  • Home-care agency
  • Medical center/hospital
  • Nursing home/long-term care facility
  • Psychological testing center
  • Rehabilitation facility
  • Senior center

If you are interested in a particular site for your internship, please identify that site on your application. The internship coordinator with work with you at your mandatory internship meeting to develop specific sites that you can pursue for placement.

Other locations

Many students have found internships beyond the West Michigan area. Please contact Dr. Janet Hahn at or (269) 387-8405 if you plan to complete internship beyond the West Michigan area.