We value the skill and dedication of our allied health professionals—they help us provide our patients with excellent care. We are committed to developing the healthcare workforce 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.
Who is Eligible for Clinicals or Internships?
Student Placement Coordinator
Healthcare Education Office
3601 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01107
Email for clinical requests
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
All requests for clinical rotations and internships must come through the Healthcare Education Office.
Prior to starting your clinical or internship, you must be cleared through the Healthcare Education Office's onboarding process.
The Experience You Need: Clinicals or Internships?
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.
- 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