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

ILLINOIS

KENTUCKY

MARYLAND

  • Capital Camps
    Open to all years, no CNA or clinical experience required. Begin accepting applications in January.

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

  • RWJ/Barnabas Health
    Go the web page for contact information for the nurse recruiter at the health care affiliate of your choice.

NEW YORK

  • New York-Presbyterian
    Centralized recruiting for multiple hospitals, including Columbia and Cornell. Look up "Summer Nurse Extern" or "Patient Care Tech" positions.

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

  • UW Medicine
    Search for Nursing Support positions (e.g. CNA, Patient Care Tech) positions that would be available in the summer.

ADDITIONAL SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Government

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.