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Published on December 16, 2018

Registered Nursing Students Summer Internship Program

2019 Internship Update

The application period for the 2019 Summer Nurse internship has passed. 

Thank you to all of those who have completed the application process for your time and effort in completing the necessary steps.

What to Expect Next: If you are selected for an interview, you will be sent an e-mail to complete a digital interview (HireVUE). Offers will be extended beginning the week of February 4, 2019. Students must respond no later than February 15, 2019.

2019 Internship Dates: June 3 - August 9, 2019

Summer nurse internship courses must run for the duration of the internship. Interns cannot be in the clinical setting after the last day of the course.

CentraCare Health offers summer internship programs for registered nursing students. For the summer of 2019, we will offer:

  • 40 Summer Nurse Internships available at St. Cloud Hospital
  • 2 Summer Nurse Internships available at CentraCare Health - Long Prairie
  • 2 Summer Nurse Internships available at CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre.
  • 1 Summer Nurse Internship available at CentraCare Health - Paynesville.
  • 1 Summer Nurse Internships available at CentraCare Health - Melrose.

Program Objectives

During this internship, the student will:

  • Utilize the nursing process to provide safe patient care.
  • Enhance prioritization, organization and time management skills in the delivery of nursing care.
  • Complete reports and assessments and collect data in a timely manner to the appropriate clinical site staff.
  • Document patient care provided accurately and completely and consistent with clinical site protocols.
  • Enhance communication skills with patients, families, coworkers and other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate accountability for nursing actions consistent with professional standards.
  • Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development.

Additional Program Details


Under the supervision and delegation of the RN, and as a nursing student enrolled in an academic program, precepted interns will be allowed to perform those tasks/duties with which they have become familiar (via theory) and performed (via clinical) thus far during their nursing education. The nurse intern will work with the preceptor in learning to work with a team caring for groups of patients. Specific nursing procedures that are allowed are identified through an orientation process. This is a paid summer internship.

Length of Program

This program requires your participation for the entire 10 weeks, except in emergency or illness situations. Any exceptions or special circumstances must be discussed during the interview process. The internship begins in early June and is completed in August.


Only active students that are enrolled in a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing program between Junior and Senior year are eligible for this program. All students must be enrolled in an academic course entitled "Internship" (or comparable title) while participating in the program.


Full time hours are scheduled per two weeks as dictated by unit scheduling policies. Units vary in hours offered with some offering 8 hours, 12 hours and 8/12 combinations. Weekends are scheduled as every other or every third based on your preceptor’s schedule.

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