The Internship


Students who have secured an internship placement must first fill out the Internship Proposal and Mentor Contact Form (Summer 2018 and Fall 2018). Submitted proposals will be reviewed weekly by the Faculty Directors. Students will be contacted if additional information is needed. The Director of Student Services will issue an authorization to register for HCIP 6400/HCIP 6198 if and when the proposal is approved.

Detailed information can be found in the course syllabus. Students are responsible for setting up a schedule for regular communication with the faculty director.  Once registered, all submissions will be through the course moodle site.  All documents must be submitted and uploaded as PDFs to the Moodle site. Upon completion of the internship, the student is responsible for a report and a final presentation, open for all members of the program to attend. 

Internship Requirements

Before entering into an internship for credit, students must have completed a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in the Health Informatics program.  

Capstone Project/Internship Courses

HCIP 6198: Health IT Internship Project (3) Cross-listed as ITIS 6198.  Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the PSM in Health Informatics or Graduate Certificate in HI.  Complete a team-based project that is originated from an IT organization and approved by the department. (Fall, Spring or Summer)


HCIP 6400. Health Internship Project. (3) Cross-listed as HADM 6400.  Prerequisites:  HADM 6100; enrollment limited to students already holding or concurrently pursuing an MHA degree; instructor permission required.  Offers administrative experience in a healthcare setting for students.  The initial assumption is made that students participating in the internship experience have had limited hands-on exposure to healthcare administration.  Graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis.  (Fall, Spring or Summer)

Placement sites may require certain documentation and training before students are placed.  Some of the agencies may process this paperwork in-house and some may require that potential interns collect this information and have it ready to present prior to placement.  For your convenience, we have compiled a list of links for some of the common requests.  There are fees associated with several of these tests and background checks.  Fees are the responsibility of the individual student.  Please check with your preceptor about the procedures and requirements for their agency.  Please note that you are responsible for keeping these results to prove your compliance with the agency's policies. The program will not keep any reports or records related to these tests.

Criminal Background Checks

UNC Charlotte has contracted with Certiphi Screening, Inc. to conduct background checks. No other agency will be accepted. To secure a report you will need to contact the Director of Student Services. You must supply the following information: first and last name, last 4 digits of UNC Charlotte student #, birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY), and UNC Charlotte email.

Once the information has been provided it will be submitted to Certiphi. They will contact you via email with a link to their Application Station website.  The completed report will be emailed to you.

Liability Insurance
Proliability or Healthcare Providers Service Organization offers next day, annual Liability Insurance that can be tailored for students.

Drug Testing
There are several sites in the area that, such as Presbyterian Urgent Care or Presbyterian Medical Plaza Famil Physicians, will provide drug screening, many require appointments

Several agencies require documentation of immunizations(TB, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, HBV, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Flu, etc.) prior to starting the internship. Please consult with the individual HR departments for specific requirements.

Internship Forms

Internship Proposal and Mentor Contact Form: Summer 2018 and Fall 2018.

HI Internship Syllabus