Interprofessional Internship Program

IPE interns

Interns learn and lead together, solve problems for clinical partners, develop real world working relationships and advance interprofessional education and practice.

Application Cycle: The next intern application cycle will open August 2022.

Questions about Internship

Community Partners

Community partners are invited to request an interprofessional team of 2-3 interns to engage in a problem-based project. Projects are anticipated to occur over the course of each academic year between October and May, with potential for extension. Each intern will commit to approximately 5 hours per week. Project submissions are typically reviewed in July and selected in August, with intern team interviews occurring in October.

Click here to submit interest

Contact: Sara North and Cheri Friedrich with questions and to help co-create project concepts.

Areas of Intern Development

Interprofessional Problem Solving
Engage other health professionals in shared problem-solving appropriate to the project needs with demonstrated project-specific outcomes.

Communication Tools & Techniques
Choose communication tools and techniques that facilitate effective interprofessional team interactions.

Leadership & Management
Apply leadership practices that support equitable and effective interprofessional collaboration.

Interdisciplinary Conceptual Knowledge
Integrate the knowledge and experience of interprofessional team members to enhance project outcomes and improve understanding of the other profession(s).

Act with honesty and integrity in relationships with interprofessional student and community/clinical partner relationships.

Responsible Conduct of Research
Evaluate and integrate available evidence to inform effective interprofessional teamwork and promote desired project outcomes.

IPE interns

Dentistry students engage in interprofessional collaboration through OACA internship

The students seek to solve interprofessional problems together, gain skills in leadership and communication, gain knowledge across disciplines, and integrate research.

OACA Intern Fireside Chat Series

Kerri Miller and Lt Colonel Dan Jennings

Dr. Jon Hallberg and Brittany Shrimpton

Commissioner Jan Malcolm and Dr. Jakub Tolar

Dr. Bobbi Daniels, Dr. Keith Mays, and Dr. Laura Molgaard

Intern Quotes

Intern quotes


20 interns from across the health sciences

OACA is excited to announce our second cohort of students in the Interprofessional Internship Program for 2021-2022.

Twenty students from across the health sciences have been accepted and matched with core projects with clinical and community partners in Minnesota. See the 2020-2021 cohort.

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2021-2022 Cohort