Office of Student Internships

Our Center for Health Professions Education has created educational experiences to inspire students from college through medical school to pursue the health careers needed most across our region.

Our Mission

The Office of Student Internships creates meaningful health experiences for students interested in pursuing healthcare careers. Internship opportunities give students a chance to explore various healthcare disciplines including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and mental health. Internships vary in focus and duration, but all provide engaging and collaborative experiences within MAHEC and support our overall goal to train the next generation of healthcare professionals.


We provide a variety of student internship and fellowship opportunities beginning in college through medical school with MAHECxplorer through medical school with our rural-focused Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars. To learn more about each program, please click on the links below.


UNC Asheville Pre-Healthcare Professions Internship


Davidson Impact Fellowship

MedServe Fellowship


Our Program Director

Rachel Bemis, MSHR, SPHR



Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in an unpaid shadowing experience or need to complete hours for an undergraduate course, please complete the undergraduate internship request form. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Internships.

Health Professions Students

If you are a student in a post-baccalaureate health professions program affliated with NC AHEC, our Office of Regional Primary Care Education can provide assistance with securing clinical rotations and short-term housing in Western North Carolina. To learn more and request support, click here.

NOTE: Due to changes implemented as a result of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing clinical shadowing experiences for students from affiliated schools and programs based on need and availability.