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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

HR Summer Internship

Human Resources Internship Program (Unpaid) -- The Methodist Hospital

The Methodist Hospital System's Human Resource (HR) Internship Program offers interns the opportunity to experience a facet of the complex HR functions in a multi-hospital organization for approximately 10-12 weeks in the summer, fall or spring.

Program Structure

Methodist HR will sponsor one to three graduate student(s) for an unpaid internship lasting approximately ten to twelve weeks during the summer, fall or spring. The intern(s) will complete a value-added project that they will formally present to key stakeholders near completion of the internship. In addition, the intern(s) will gain an overview of the HR functions in a multi-hospital organization through exposure to all HR departments at each hospital. The intern(s) will meet with the program's preceptors on a regular basis to discuss the internship experience.


Applicant(s) must be currently enrolled in graduate disciplines such as, but not limited to, Human Resources, Business Administration or Health Care Administration. Applicant(s) must have completed, at the minimum, either 2 semesters or 3 quarters of graduate work in their discipline.

Application Requirements

Students interested in participating in the unpaid internship program should submit the following:

  • a one-page statement discussing why you are interested in an internship in HR; what you can contribute to HR; and what you hope to gain from the experience as an intern in HR;
  • two letters of professional recommendation (i.e., one academic and one job related);
  • a current resume; and
  • an official transcript of all graduate work

This information should be sent to:

Toni Kesler, Project Manager
Human Resources Internship Program
The Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin, GB160
Houston, TX 77030

The physical address is: 8100 Greenbriar, Suite 160, Houston, TX, 77054

Selection Process

Selected applicants will be invited for an onsite interview with various key members of the Methodist HR organization.

Job Placement

HR does not guarantee job placement at Methodist for students completing the unpaid internship program.

About the Preceptors

Toni Kesler serves as the preceptor for the HR internship program.

Toni Kesler, Project Manager, supports members of senior management through the planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and coordination of resources to achieve projects of varying degrees of complexity. Toni's area of technical expertise lies in the field of human resources management, where her career spans more than 16 years serving the needs and demands of academic healthcare.

Additional Information

If you have questions or would like additional information about The Methodist Hospital's HR Internship Program, please contact Toni Kesler at email address tkesler@tmh.tmc.edu or by phone at (832) 667-6268. This information is also available online (see URL address below) under the "Careers" option.

Mission Statement

As One HR, we are a Team providing responsive service and proactive solutions through clear and open communications in the spirit of our values.

Vision Statement

One HR is committed to leading Methodist to become the Employer of Choice.