Our Internship Experience

The Catalyst internship program is a full-time, paid, 10-week summer program designed to couple academic research and training with real world consulting experience. Our interns have the opportunity to complete an independent project focused on current and future healthcare challenges, work on current client engagements, and create and present internal reports to Catalyst.

Over the past decade, projects have typically focused on strategic, operational, and planning tenets, providing interns with the opportunity to assess organizational need based on operational and strategic goals and to develop alternative solutions based on analytics and scenario planning. Throughout all projects, interns will gain valuable experience in deliverable development, presentation delivery, and advanced tool utilization including Excel, Tableau, and Dashboard Design.


Candidates must be a first year student currently enrolled in a healthcare or business graduate program. Analytic or operational experience, including previous hospital exposure, is preferred. While this internship is based out of our Charlotte office, ability to travel as needed is required.

Application Process

Student’s resume and cover letter are due October 30 each year. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process, which will include two rounds of interviews prior to final selection. Most interviews can be accommodated through remote video conferencing.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: catalystinternship@catalysthc.com

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Katrina Bamba

Cornell University MHA 2019
2018 Summer Intern

“My experiences at Catalyst were truly unique and rewarding because of the innovative team, diverse projects, and fast-paced work environment. Throughout my summer, I was encouraged by my colleagues to explore subjects that interested me and I got many opportunities to learn about topics in strategic planning, operational efficiency, and marketing. I worked on various projects including data analysis for a strategic facility master plan, development of interview and marketing materials, and participation in on-site meetings to implement surgical scheduling policies. In addition, I was able to collaborate team members from the consulting, architecture, and engineering parts of the business. These experiences exposed me to all aspects of the consulting industry, from strategizing to win a project to working with clients in the field. I was empowered to be a true part of the team and grow both personally and professionally.

I was originally drawn to the field of health administration because of the possibilities to implement large scale change and improve patient experience, processes, and access. Through my studies, I learned about how ideas from other industries, such as facility design, could influence the way we address problems. From this exposure I wanted to pursue an internship that would allow me to think creatively and continue learning. Catalyst was a perfect fit, giving me the chance to work with some of the brightest people in the fields of strategy, operations, and planning. Working with the committed, multidisciplinary team provided me with an amazing experience. I look forward to leveraging all that I learned from my summer in my last year of graduate school and beyond.”

Previous interns from:

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Cornell University
  • Penn State

Post internship employment:

  • Catalyst
  • Carolina’s Health System
  • Duke University Health
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Guthrie Health
  • Cleveland Clinic

As part of Haskell, our Catalyst interns also participate in a larger internship program with a weekend in Jacksonville networking and learning more about the different divisions of Haskell.