Interns will have the opportunity to develop specific projects that will help advance their professional skill set, gain an understanding about how healthcare data are managed at the state, and learn about an array of functional areas. These functional areas include, but are not limited to: budgeting & finance, analytics, state law, healthcare policy, patient safety, meeting facilitation and public speaking, healthcare research, privacy and compliance, grant writing
and healthcare quality and satisfaction.

Learn more at Internship opportunity flyer Utah Dept. of Health OHCS

  • Apply by: December 17, 2021
  • Start date: January 2022
  • Internship Duration: semester long; flexible with practicum and internship requirements
  • Eligibility: currently enrolled student in higher education program; graduate level practicum experience preferred
  • Virtual and limited in-person
  • Unpaid
  • Credit for practicum experience
  • Desired academic disciplines: public health, data/statistics, healthcare law / policy


The Office of Health Care Statistics, an office within the Utah Department of Health’s Center for Health Data and Informatics, collects, analyzes, and disseminates health care data. These data help people understand cost, quality, access, and value in our healthcare system and allows users to identify opportunities for improvement. We are currently accepting current students who would like to have hands-on opportunities to work alongside the team and gain practical experience as they further advance their education, secure any credits for internships/practicum they may need for their degree program, and gain exposure to key players in the healthcare industry in Utah, via the Utah Health Data Committee, which we facilitate. The office also manages the state’s Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement Program, so we certainly have a lot to offer in terms of experience to students!


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