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Organization About Membership Information Membership Fees
American Association of Healthcare Administration Management (AAHAM) The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management.

-Valuable educational and career support. Increase your professionalism, improve your skills and enhance your knowledge.

-Join your local AAHAM Chapter. There are 32 local AAHAM chapters across the nation to choose from.

-Job Bank to assist you in searching and posting that special job.

-Unlimited networking and information exchange through our web site and chapter interaction.

-Seminar, meeting, and product discounts offered by the chapters and the National organization.

-Affinity discounts on credit cards, hotels, and rental cars

-Free membership for students enrolled full time

-$50 membership for students enrolled part time

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. N/A N/A
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) One of the leading organizations for healthcare leaders, managers, and executives, this organization's website provides information on credentialing, education requirements, careers and jobs, and recent news and publications in the field.

Whether you are a healthcare leader working in a hospital, health system, clinic, university, or other organization, membership gives you the opportunity to:

  • Be among leaders in healthcare management
  • Grow professionally and excel in your job
  • Enjoy greater satisfaction and career potential
  • Contribute to and give back to your profession

If you are enrolled in a health services administration or related administrative program, you may be eligible for a discount on your dues.

Find answers to your most pressing career questions and gain a competitive edge through ACHE's countless resources.

Annual dues for members are $75. (see locate local chapters).

American Hospital Association (AHA) The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Check out the tabs on Advocacy, Performance Improvement, and Research & Trends for helpful information, resources, and tools. N/A N/A
American Public Health Association (APHA) APHA champions the health of all people and all communities... the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health. N/A N/A

Healthcare Management Bachelor Completer Internship (Track 1)

The School of Business offers students the option to choose between Track I (Internship) or Track II (Capstone course) for Healthcare Management Bachelor Completer students who live in: Florida, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Internships are offered once a year, during the fall quarter.

Students who are interested in pursuing Track I (Internship) should:

1) Connect with their Advisor or Healthcare Management Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Ekern, approximately two quarters prior to being scheduled to take the Capstone course to express interest in pursuing an Internship rather than the Capstone course

2) Discuss Internship option with Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Ekern

3) Locate and secure their internship site

4) Reach out to the Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Ekern, with information about the internship site so that the Department Chair can generate a contract for the internship site to sign. Getting an early start is important, as the contracting process may require weeks to complete.

Securing an Internship

Make sure your resume is up to date and ready to go. Treat an internship as an extended working interview. There is no guarantee that your internship will lead to an offer for a permanent role, but employers sometimes hire interns. You are welcome to submit your resume for review through Optimal Resume’s Review Center at any time https://rasmussen.optimalresume.com/

Search high and low. Internships are sometimes posted on websites such as Indeed and Rasmussen’s employment portal, Job Connect. Details about Job Connect are provided below. Not all internship opportunities are posted online. Research employer websites and call directly even if you don’t see anything posted. When you reach out, introduce yourself as a Rasmussen College student (provide anticipated graduation date) and let him/her know what you are requesting. 

Job Connect

Job Connect is Rasmussen College’s job board where the employers we connect with on a day to day basis in Career Services post internships and job openings specifically for Rasmussen Students and Alumni. You can access Job Connect at https://rasmussen-csm.symplicity.com and download the “Simplicity Jobs and Careers” app on your phone or tablet.

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