Former Healthcare Management Summer Associate at Northwell Health
almost 3 years ago
This looks different for each person depending on the site that you're placed in. Some of the Summer Associates are in service lines (for example, I was in a cancer service line) while others are in hospitals. For the most part, my hours were consistently 9-5, and most days will be some combination of working on your individual project, attending meetings, and shadowing operations within the site. As an example, I might come in at 9, check my email for some time, and then do some Excel work for my project for a few hours until lunch. After lunch, there could be a meeting where I had to present something I was working on. After the meeting, I might shadow operations or continue my individual project, and that concludes my day. There really weren't many high-stress days for me, although I had more work towards the end of the internship when it was almost time to do presentations.