Summer Externship and Opportunity Resource Guide

Nursing Students: Welcome to the U.S. Summer Externship and Opportunity Resource Guide. The guide is organized alphabetically by state. In some cases, finalized information was not available for the upcoming year, so continue to visit the websites to confirm application deadlines. 

As you will notice, some applications' deadlines are fast approaching, others do not mention deadlines at all, and some accept applications on a rolling, as-needed basis. Whichever the case, we recommend applying early!

PLEASE REVIEW EACH FACILITY'S WEBSITE THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU CONTACT A NURSE RECRUITER WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. If you do not meet the requirements listed here or on the suggested website, contact the nurse recruiter personally, as s/he may be flexible. In the event that the contact provided is no longer at the facility, ask to speak to the person in charge of the externship program. Nearly all of the positions listed below are paid and do not require a CNA.

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

GEORGIA

Kentucky

ILLINOIS

MARYLAND

  • Capital Camps
    Open to all years, no CNA or clinical experience required. Begin accepting applications in January. Contact Sam Roberts at sam@capitalcamps.org if interested.

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    There is no formal program but check in the spring for Summer Nursing Associate positions (per-diem) or Patient Care Technician (CNA required) positions.
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    There is no formal summer internship program at this time. However, check in the spring for Patient Care Assistant / per diem openings for the summer.

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

  • Trinitas Hospital
    For further information, contact Beverly Porter at bporter@trinitas.org

NEW YORK

  • Albany Medical Center
    Applications evaluated as received. To apply, send 2 letters of reference (one from a clinical instructor), resume, and transcript. 10 week program. Rising seniors only. Contact Marie Kaye at kayem@mail.amc.edu after January 1 if interested.
  • Stony Brook University/University Hospital Stony Brook: Nursing Internship Program
    This program is run through the School of Nursing, and requires that you register as a non-matriculated student for one summer course. You are then assigned to a hospital position, and paid a salary (which more than covers the cost of the course). You work 40 hours/week for 10 weeks. Open to rising Seniors, No CNA needed. Contact Kathleen Gambino at (631) 444-9741 or kathleen.gambino@stonybrook.edu if interested.

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

  • University of Washington Medical Center
    Recruit in spring for Nurse Technicians, but strongly prefer those who can continue to work during the school year. For more information, e-mail Sandra Elliott at selliott@u.washington.edu.

ADDITIONAL SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Government

  • National Science Foundation lists research experiences for Undergraduates interested in a variety of subjects including biology and physiology.

Camps*

  • Great Camp Jobs has jobs for nursing students at their camps located in New York, Michigan, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

*There are other camp listings in this externship/summer opportunity document under specific states.

Other

  • Health Career Connection
    Internship program with focus on healthcare management, health policy, community health, health education and other public health careers.