Student Profiles

Michael Rubin(’09) – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Michael interned in the Division of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The opportunity provided laboratory experience as well as exposure to applications of sports medicine in the real-world environments of patient care.


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Katie Schlussel(’09) – Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Katie worked side-by-side with developmental and educational specialists in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy department at The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital.  As an intern she was involved in providing therapeutic activities to young patients and their families.


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Kathleen Rees OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR

Kathleen worked with both the safety center and the Oregon poison center, which are programs supported by the hospital. Doernbecher is a nationally known children’s hospital that brings together more children’s specialists than any other hospital in Oregon. Doernbecher strives to uphold a community of integrity, compassion and leadership by providing the latest technologies, improving access of healthcare for all Oregon children through community service and outreach programs, and investing time and money into research to discover cures for the future.


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Gulraiz Khan Pfizer

Gulraiz interned at Pfizer, the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company. In 2007, Pfizer earned $48.4 billion in revenues and invested $8.1 billion in research and development. Blockbuster drugs include Lipitor (the number one selling drug of all time) as well as Viagra.


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Health: Science, Society and Policy

The expectation of your internship is that through hands-on participation in a health setting you will gain a greater understanding of the health field and how your organization functions within it. It is an opportunity for you to begin to integrate academic learning with real life application. Internships expose you to a wide array of public interest health organizations. These include but are not limited to work in a department of public health, hospital or health care agency, health advocacy or non-profit organization, or other appropriate government or private-sector organizations.

Past Internship Sites:

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy
  • ABC News Medical Unit
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
  • Medicaid Medicare Services
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
  • Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Operation Crossroad Africa
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: Cancer Outcomes Research Center; ER
  • NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Prevention Institute
  • Healthy Waltham Initiative
  • Planned Parenthood of Nassau County
  • Biogen
  • MA State House
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Auckland Sexual Health Service
  • Office of Minority Health in Maine
  • Organization of Support to the Development of the Plateau Central, Inc. (OSDPC)
  • South Coast Midwifery and Women's Health Care
  • Mount Sinai
  • Intercultural Center for Women (MEXICO/US Border)
  • Con Edison-3 yr pilot to integrate occupational health into program delivery. (Stress management mandate from OSHA.)
  • Flushing Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • The Population Fund
  • Medically Induced Trauma Support Services
  • Office of Health Equity, MDPH
  • New York University Langone Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • BAMMS Lab (MIT)
  • FEMAP Foundation
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Religious Diversity in Tanenbaum Institute for Interreligious Understanding in Healthcare
  • Child Health Policy Institute
  • Bright Side Manor in Teaneck, NJ
  • Parmenter Community Health Center
  • Beth Israel Hospital
  • Champagne-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD)
  • Visual AIDS
  • Tufts Medical Center-Department of Infectious Disease
  • UCLA Epidemiology Department
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
  • Children's Behavioral Health Interagency Initiative
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Ministry of Health,  Cameroon
  • Haber Lab, Brandeis University
  • American Cancer Society
  • Span USA
  • MA Jobs for Justice
  • Kripa Foundation
  • The New England Center for Children
  • Dept. of Psychiatry Bronx-Lebanon Hospital

Steps to Gain Academic Credit

To fulfill the hands-on experience requirement, students must complete either HSSP 89a, HSSP 98a or b, HSSP 99d, or WMGS 92a .  Students must meet with Tom Mackie (, HSSP Internship Instructor to review requirements of the internship and discuss specific internship opportunities.

Complete the Internship Approval Form and email it to  Professor Mackie will review the form to determine whether or not the site meets HSSP requirements and then he will email you the status of your approval.

Those students with internship approval will receive an enrollment code from the internship instructor and enroll in HSSP 89 in either the fall or spring semester.

HSSP 89a Internship & Analysis:  Open only to HSSP majors.  Supervised internship experience in a health care or policy organization. Internship placement must be approved by the HSSP internship instructor. Students are required to attend a biweekly internship course and submit a 20-25 page paper.

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