Internship Opportunities

All internship opportunities with Emerson Practice Associates are filled at this time. Please check back at the end of the summer.

Emerson Practice Associates (EPA), Emerson Health System’s employed medical group, has partnered with local colleges and universities to afford undergraduate students hands-on medical assistant and administrative experience operating within a medical practice. This opportunity provides unique, real-world knowledge to students who desire to learn more about the health care industry, especially those with long-term goals of becoming a clinician or a health care administrator. As employees of Emerson, students are vital members of a well-respected health system and earn a competitive hourly wage.

Please note that this opportunity is on-site during the school year and summer. A minimum weekly commitment is required.

Opportunities Are In Physician Practices

  • Medical Assistant Roles — School year only
  • Administrative (Reception/Scheduling) Roles — Year round

Physician Practice Specialties Where Students Have Been Placed

  • General Surgery
  • Primary Care and Internal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Pain Management
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology

Local University Partnerships

  • Framingham State University
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Stonehill College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Rivier University


Framingham State University’s partnership with Emerson Hospital has provided incredible opportunities for students seeking out clinical experience in the health care field. Often, these positions can be difficult for students to secure but are a critical part of their learning and preparation for a profession in health care. We have had a total of seven students, current and former, who have reaped the benefits of a position at Emerson Hospital. These students have learned valuable skills from interacting with patients and providers that have helped shape their future careers. We are grateful for the partnership that Emerson has extended and for the opportunities that help guide the next generation of health care professionals.

Dr. Shelli Waetzig, Professor, Framingham State University

It has become very popular in recent years to utilize gap students in fulfilling many roles in outpatient medical practice. These students have advanced education and often a flexible schedule that allows them to accept internships in their related fields of study. They typically can learn and execute roles within the medical practice quickly and bring a professional tone to our patients and others in the practice. The benefits to the practice are many, including access to adaptable staff that is highly skilled and professional. The benefit to the students is that it allows them to work in a professional health care setting, teaching them the fundamentals, which broadens their knowledge base and gives them a well-rounded perspective of best practices within the health care field. It prepares them to be better providers and leaders who have an increased understanding of the daily functioning of medical practice operations.

Linda Meuse, Practice Manager, Emerson Practice Associates


For questions on medical assistant and reception/scheduling internships only, please contact us at