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Clinicals and Internships

Baystate Health understands that the skill and dedication of our allied health professionals help us provide our patients with excellent care. As an integrated academic health system, we are committed to training the next generation of health care professionals by providing training opportunities for allied health students and advanced practitioners.

Each year, more than 400 students  complete clinical rotations and internships here in 30+ allied health and professional programs as part of their associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral-level work.

Get the Experience You Need

During your work-learning experience, you will be guided, supervised and evaluated while gaining practical skills.

What are Clinicals?

Clinical experiences or rotations train professionals that treat patients or provide direct patient care.

Clinicals take place in a variety of settings across the health care continuum and are:

  • supervised by preceptors (experienced practitioners and educators)
  • foster students’ critical thinking and clinical skills,
  • allow students to put the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom into practice.

What are Internships?

Internships train professionals in non-clinical roles—those who do not provide any type of medical treatment or testing.

Internships are:

  • completed as part of a college course
  • supervised by a college instructor/faculty member
  • require students to practice skills or complete projects related to the students' course of study

Who is Eligible for Clinicals or Internships?

To train in a clinical or internship at Baystate, you must be enrolled as a student in an accredited program at a school, college or university that has an affiliation agreement with us. We have agreements with many academic institutions, please check with your program.

If you are not a student, but are interested in exploring health care careers, please consider job shadowing (observership) or becoming a volunteer.

Getting Started with Clinicals or Internships

Baystate does not offer clinical or internship placement services. 

Your clinical or internship must be arranged either by you, or by your school on your behalf.

Prior to starting your clinical or internship, you must be cleared through the Healthcare Education Office's onboarding process.