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UI Health Care HR Summer Internship

INTERNSHIP TYPE: Full time, Paid

TIME: Summer Break

DURATION: 10 weeks



University of Iowa Health Care is a large, complex organization comprised of over 15,000 faculty, staff and trainees, with broad operational aims including patient care, research, education and related business functions. UI Health Care Human Resources boasts a large community of talented HR professionals across the enterprise who deliver both strategic and operational HR programs and services. Learn from top-notch HR leaders in a mission-driven organization that ranks second in Forbes' 2023 America's Best Employers by State.



Interns will be assigned to a supervisor and given specific projects within their areas to gain hands-on experience related to human resources. Best efforts will be made to align projects with areas of interest. By introducing students to the important work we do at UI Health Care, we aim to:

  • Encourage exploration of careers in human resources by exposing students to the array of work available within human resources in a dynamic, health care environment
  • Apply knowledge acquired in the classroom to real-world situations
  • Gain experience and skills to prepare for a successful career in human resources
  • Complete multiple projects with a defined scope as determined with the supervisor, and present to key stakeholders



The internship program will run for approximately 10 weeks, from Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, August 2. Interns will earn $16/hour and are expected to work 32-40 hours per week, according to a schedule determined by the intern and supervisor. Outside commitments such as summer courses may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.


Must be a current University of Iowa student with a strong interest in human resources. Preference will be given to current sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors; May graduates may also be considered. Prefer that students have completed an Employment Law course prior to the internship.


Submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information of two references to Please include areas of HR interest in your cover letter. Any anticipated summer courses or outside commitments should also be described in the cover letter as well. Application Deadline: Monday, March 18. We anticipate conducting interviews the following weeks and extending offers by early to mid-April.

Students are welcome to pursue credit if the internship meets the criteria established by their program. Awareness of dates, deadlines, processes, and fees is the student’s responsibility.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.


For more information about this internship, please contact:
Erin Nelson, Management Department Employment Liaison

Summer 2022 UI Health Care HR Internship Statistics

Total number of interns*: 4

Full time offers: 2

Full time offers accepted: 2


*The number of internship positions may vary year-to-year.