Student Nurse Internship/Externship Opportunities (Multiple Deadlines)

These opportunities are primarily in the summer before Junior and Senior year. Click each link for more information, including deadlines.

CALIFORNIA

  • UCLA Medical Center: Nurse Externship - Los Angeles, CA – Click HERE for more information

GEORGIA

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Nurse Externship - Atlanta, GA – Click HERE for more information

  • Emory Healthcare: Nurse Externship - Atlanta, GA (Deadline: Early March) - Click HERE for more information

  • Morehouse College: Project IMHOTEP – Atlanta, GA  – Click HERE for more information

ILLINOIS

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago - Chicago, IL (Positions typically posting in early April) - Click HERE for more information

  • Inroads - Chicago, Ill. Click HERE for more information.

  • Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: Internship – Chicago, IL – Click HERE for more information.

  • Maternal Child Health Careers/Resarch Initiative for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program - Click HERE for more information

  • Millikin University and HSHS St. Mary's Hospital - Decatur, IL - Click HERE for more information.

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Nurse Internship - Chicago, IL - Click HERE for more information. Application Here.

  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center: Nurse Externship - Peoria, IL - Click HERE for more information

  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago: HERE

  • Swedish Covenant Hospital: Summer Nursing Program - Chicago, IL - Click HERE for more information

  • University of Chicago Medical Center: Nurse Externship - Chicago, IL Spring Deadline: Application not available

  • VA Learning Opportunities Residency Program (VALOR) – Chicago, IL  Click HERE for more information.

KENTUCKY

  • Norton Healthcare: Nurse Externship - Louisville, KY - Click HERE for more information

MARYLAND

  • University of Maryland Medical Center: Student Nurse Residency - Baltimore, MD - Click HERE for more information

  • John Hopkins: Clinical Nurse Extern - Baltimore, MD - Click HERE for more information

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Massachusetts General - Boston, MA - Click HERE for more information

MICHIGAN

  • University of Michigan Hospital: Nurse Externship - Detroit/Ann Arbor, MI (Deadline: December 7th) - Click HERE for more information

MINNESOTA

  • Mayo Clinic: Nurse Externship - Minneapolis, MN  - Click HERE for more information

  • Allina Health: Nurse Internship - Minneapolis, MN  - Click HERE for more information

NEW YORK

  • Columbia University: Summer Public Health Scholars Program – New York, NY  – Click HERE for more information

  • NYU School of Medicine: Nurse Externship – New York, NY – Click HERE for more information

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Nurse Internship - New York, NY - Click HERE for more information

  • Hospital For Special Surgery - New York, NY - Click HERE for more information. Deadline:

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Moses Cone Health Care System: Nurse Externship - Greensboro, NC - Click HERE for more information

  • Duke University Health System: Student Nurse - Click HERE for more information

  • REX UNC Health Care: Nurse Externship - Raleigh-Durham, NC - Click HERE for more information

OHIO

  • University Hospitals: Nursing Externship- Cleveland, OH - Click HERE for more information

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Penn State Hershey: Nurse Externship - Hershey, PA  - Click HERE for more information

  • Lancaster General Health: Nurse Externship - Lancaster, PA - Click HERE for more information

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center: Nurse Externship - Philadelphia, PA - Click HERE for more information

  • Main Line Health System: Nurse Externship - Philadelphia, PA - Click HERE for more information

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC: Summer Research Training Program - Pittsburgh, PA - Click HERE for more information

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Student Nurses and Clinical Neurophysiology Program – Pittsburgh, PA – Click HERE for more information

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Greenville Health System: Nurse Externship - Greenville, SC - Click HERE for more information

TENNESSEE

  • St Jude: Nurse Externship - Memphis, TN - Click HERE for more information

TEXAS

  • Children’s Medical Center: Nurse Externship - Dallas, TX - Click HERE for more information

  • Cook Children's Hospital: Nurse Externship - Ft Worth, TX - Click HERE for more information

  • St Luke's - Houston, TX - Click HERE for more information

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center: Nurse Externship - Houston, TX - Click HERE for more information

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Internship Program at the AFC is designed to provide selected applicants with rewarding educational opportunities that will lead to professional careers fighting HIV/AIDS. Working closely with staff, AFC interns acquire knowledge and skills in specific areas, learn about HIV/AIDS issues, work on critical assignments and projects, receive exposure to various professions, and gain first-hand experience working in a non-profit setting.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Internships

AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) offers a wide variety of internships throughout the year, each of which is designed so students experience a real world environment connected to their academic learning. Those interested in pursuing a career in nonprofits, social services, policy/advocacy, government relations, non-profit business development, and other related areas will find an environment at AFC that offers focused learning and a quality internship experience.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie, Children's Hospital of Chicago, Strengthening Chicago's Youth (SCY) Internships

Strengthening Chicago's Youth (SCY) 's mission is to build capacity among stakeholders to connect, collaborate and mobilize around a public health approach to violence prevention—adopting consistent messaging about the preventability of violence, promoting use of evidence-based violence prevention strategies and fostering multi-sector collaboration— encouraging partnerships that strengthen existing efforts and benefit the children of Chicago.

Center on Halsted

A multipurpose facility that serves Chicago 's LGBT community by offering services including organizational support, cultural/recreational programming, and counseling services.

Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) was established to promote balanced and humane criminal justice policies that reduce incarceration and promote long-term public safety. CJCJ's mission is pursued through the development of model programs, technical assistance, research/policy analysis, and public education.

Chicago Coalition For the Homeless

CCH organizes and advocates preventing and ending homelessness based on our belief that housing is a human right in a just society.

Chicago Department of Public (CDPH), Office of Epidemiology Internship

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) promotes and
improves health by engaging residents, communities and partners
in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize
residents and communities with the greatest need.

Chicago Foundation For Women

The CFW believes that all women and girls should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live in safe, just and healthy communities. For the last 22 years, the Foundation has influenced social justice through advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education.

Chicago Women's Health Center (Volunteering Opportunity)

The longest-operating women's health collective in the United States, is a collective of women that includes health workers, counselors, outreach health educators, and doctors who work together to provide health education and affordable, respectful, and accessible gynecological and mental health care to women in the Chicago area.

Council for Jewish Elders (CJE) SeniorLife Internship

For over 40 years, CJE SeniorLife has been helping older adults pursue lives of meaning, independence and good health. Today, CJE has over 600 employees who provide 20,000 older adults and family members annually with a myriad of programs and services including independent housing, assisted living, home delivered meals, transportation, long and short-term skilled nursing care, adult day services, geriatric care management, health and wellness activities, support groups for clients and caregivers, and numerous lifelong learning opportunities.

Deborah's Place Internship

The Deborah's Place health services intern works with participants to address
their personal health goals, by serving as an advocate to help
them overcome any barriers they have in obtaining and
maintaining health care. They also serve as a health educator
by providing information that will assist participants in making
informed decisions about her health care.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Internship 

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-
directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental
health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more
than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides
every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace
losses. DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Enlace, Community Gardens Initiative Internship

Enlace Chicago convenes, organizes and builds the capacity of Little Village
stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and
social access. It is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of
Little Village residents by fostering a safe and healthy environment and by
championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.

Equiticity, Autonomous Shuttles Demonstration Project Volunteer Opportunities*

Equiticity is a racial equity movement working to improve the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people of color by harnessing our collective power through programming and advocating for racial equity, increased mobility and racial justice across the U.S.

Equiticity, Understanding Mobility Justice in Chicago Project Volunteer Opportunities*

Equiticity is a racial equity movement working to improve the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people of color by harnessing their collective power through programming and advocating for racial equity, increased mobility and racial justice across the U.S.

EverThrive Illinois Internships

EverThrive Illinois’ mission is to improve the health of women, children,
and families over the lifespan through community engagement,
partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy. They envision
an Illinois that prioritizes equity and social justice, fosters the
development of healthy families, and provides fair access to quality
health care - the basic rights of all human beings.

Family Service of Lake County, Latino and Youth Services Internship

Family Service began in 1930 in response to community members devastated by the Great Depression. Their mission focuses on three core initiatives: Senior and Caregiver Services; Counseling for All Ages; and, Latino and Youth Services.

Federal Internship Program (Pathways)

The Internship Program is for current students. It replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The new Internship Program provides students in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education.

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) seeks highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in the public policy and political science, particularly in areas concerning gender, human rights and development.

Girls in the Game

Located in Chicago, Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well being of ALL girls.

Girls in the Game Internships

Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness
opportunities, nutrition and health education and leadership
development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls

Health & Disability Advocates, Veterans Programs Internships

Health & Disability Advocates plays an active, leadership role in creating information, distributing resources and building the capacity of communities and providers throughout Illinois and the nation to better meet the needs of Veterans, military service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group Internships 

The Health & Medicine Policy Research Group's mission is to promote social justice and challenge inequities in health and health care. They are an independent policy center that conducts research, educates and collaborates with other groups to advocate policies and impact health systems to improve the health status of all people.

Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights champions the human rights and improves the lives of men, women, and children who are threatened by poverty or danger.

Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

Human Rights Campaign

Promotes the well-being of the LGBT community through the provision of health care and wellness programs, including clinical, educational, social service and research activities.

Illinois Department of Public Health Internship Program

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)’s internship program offers college students an opportunity to learn from everyone around you, ask questions, and most importantly, gain an educational experience to enhance one’s development by learning firsthand how a state agency operates.

JusticeWorks Community

The mission of JusticeWorks is to educate, organize and mobilize a partnership of concerned citizens and community residents and organizations to advocate for just, humane and effective criminal justice policies, emphasizing alternatives to incarceration for women with children.  

Medical Research Analytics and Informatics Alliance (MRAIA) Internship (Paid)*

MRAIA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the secure integration and analysis of healthcare data. They are committed to working closely with our healthcare institution partners, public health agencies, and health information exchange to exchange electronic health record data in a secure, timely, reliable, and efficient manner.

Midwest Access Project (Sexual/Reproductive Health) Volunteer Opportunity*

Midwest Access Project(MAP) was founded by clinicians and advocates who identified barriers people were facing accessing trained reproductive health care providers. To address these barriers, MAP trains providers in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health including contraception, pregnancy options counseling, miscarriage, and abortion. MAP’s work advances people’s ability to lead healthy, productive lives in which they control their reproductive futures by ensuring that providers receive high-quality, hands-on reproductive health training to care for them.

Midwest Asian Health Association Internship

Midwest Asian Health Association's goal is to prevent and reduce alcohol and marijuana use among youth in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood.

Miles Square Health Center Research Council (UI Health) Internships*

The mission of Miles Square Health Center is to provide holistic, quality health services in the midst of an underserved, urban community.

Music Moves Chicago Internship/Volunteer Opportunity*

Music Moves Chicago (MMC) mission is placing artistic practice firmly in the center of community wellness, seeks to make an impact through building the capacity of partners to more effectively support their communities’ greatest needs in order to heal. MMC creates a voluntary network of independent individuals, agencies and organizations that share common goals defined by the members and have come together to achieve these goals through coordinated collaboration and cooperation.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Internship (Paid)*

This internship is no longer open

New York Hospital Internship (Paid)*

The New York Hospital dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe.

People For the American Way

A progressive advocacy group that seeks to hold government programs responsible for public policy. It actively promotes education on issues including school class size, separation of church and state, civil rights, equal rights for the LGBT community, and promotion of civic participation.

Planned Parenthood Chicago

Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area (PP/CA) provides medical services, educational programs and counseling to women, teens and men.

Prevent Blindness Illinois and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB), Children's Vision & Eye Health Internship

Prevent Blindness Illinois and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB) mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. They provide education on better eye health through community education sessions, brochures, fact sheets, public service announcements, newsletters, media campaigns, special events, the web and social media.

Prevent Blindness Illinois and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB), Community Outreach Internship

Prevent Blindness Illinois and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB) mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. They provide education on better eye health through community education sessions, brochures, fact sheets, public service announcements, newsletters, media campaigns, special events, the web and social media.

Rainbow House

Rainbow House's mission is to provide violence prevention and outreach services to individuals, families, and communities, and to be effective public policy advocates for systemic change that reduces the prevalence and impact of domestic violence. They provide services in Chicago through three programs: Community Resource Program, Children's Program, and Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Program.

Rush University Internship 

They are looking for 1-2 students who are interested in conducting
a study around social determinant of health. The project will consist
of collecting data using a screening tool already in use, inputting the
data into a database, running descriptive analysis and multivariate
statistics to return actionable conclusions.

Sarah's Circle

Offers daytime supportive services to homeless women/women at risk of becoming homeless, working to end poverty through services, advocacy, and meeting the needs of women.

Skokie Health Department Volunteer Opportunity 

The Skokie Health Department will hold three half-day community
flu shot clinics in October, and they are looking for non-medical
volunteers. During the four-hour clinics they give influenza vaccinations
to approx. 1,000 people.

Susan G. Komen Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Chicago is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Their missisonand goal is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer, as well as, reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Internships

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of
musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others
in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a
world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around
the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical
and scientific publications and electronic media materials.

The Epilepsy Foundation, Greater Chicago Internship Opp./Capstone Project*

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Internship (apply for various departments and locations)

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and the control of disease and injury.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Community Public Health Outreach Internship 

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and the control of disease and injury.

The Night Ministry Internship

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness.

University of Chicago, Care2Prevent (C2P), the Pediatric/Adolescent HIV Program Internship**

Care2Prevent (C2P) works to radically reduce HIV transmission events through the provision of comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention services for HIV positive, LGBTQ, and underserved youth communities on the South Side of Chicago. C2P strives for a future in which the social and healthcare inequalities that have long perpetuated the domestic HIV epidemic will finally be eliminated.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Project HEAL, Diabetes Prevention Internship*

Project HEAL (HIV & HCV Screening. Education. Awareness. Linkage to Care.) is a dynamic initiative at UI Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) with the goal to improve screening and prevention across the health system.

University of Illinois Cancer Center Internships*

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is the only public university-based cancer center in Chicago dedicated to the pursuit of health equity and study of cancer disparities. Our expert, multidisciplinary cancer focused physicians and researchers are dedicated to applying innovative breakthroughs for patient care from the bench to bedside to the delivery of treatment and clinical trial options to our community. We are part of the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

Will County Health Department Internships

Will County Health Department provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government. Their goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives to every resident.

Women's Sports Foundation

The Women's Sports Foundation seeks to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.

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Tula Georgopoulos
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