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Internships

Advance Practice Nurses

St. Cloud Hospital provides clinical experiences for advanced practice nursing students from accredited Master’s programs. Arrangements are made with individual APRNs. See below for details about advance practice experiences, which are available only for nursing students in Master’s programs.

CNS Children with Craniofacial Differences
Responsible for the development, organization and operation of the program for children cranial/facial differences. Functions as an APRN with families and their children with craniofacial differences. Incorporates the function of practitioner, consultant, educator, researcher, and coordinator into the cleft craniofacial clinical nurse specialist role. Pediatric care, family centered nursing, and families with grief are focal areas for this advanced practice role. Would be willing to precept APRN students interested in pediatrics, family centered care, and families with grief.
Contact: Terri McCaffrey, MSN, RN, CNS
320-251-2700, ext. 71319, mccaffreyt@centracare.com

CNS Education and Professional Development
Responsible for the ongoing development and facilitation of programs to recruit, retain and develop professionalism and critical thinking in newly graduated Registered Nurses. Serves as a consultant to leadership and clinical staff to enhance staff orientation and education for all levels of patient care staff. Functions in the role of educator and consultant.
Contact: Kirsten Skillings MA, RN, CCRN, CCNS
320-251-2700, ext. 59066, skillingsk@centracare.com

Educator: Perioperative Care
Responsible for the ongoing development and facilitation of programs to support staff development in Perioperative Care (Surgery, Anesthesia and Sterile Processing). Serves as a consultant to leadership staff and clinical staff to enhance staff orientation and education for all levels of patient care staff in these services. Functions in the role of educator and consultant.
Contact: Darin Prescott, RN,BC, BSN, CNOR, CASC
320-251-2700, ext. 54485, prescottd@centracare.com

Cardiac Rehabilitation Internships

The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center offers internships to exercise physiology majors at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The candidate MUST have had an education track or emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation. This is an unpaid internship and length is dependent on school’s requirement.
Contact: Kellie Irlbeck
320-251-2700, ext. 57445, irlbeckk@centracare.com

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an inter-faith professional education for ministry. It brings theological students and ministers of all faiths into supervised encounter with people in crisis. The essential elements of CPE include:

  • The actual practice of ministry to people
  • Detailed reporting and evaluation of that practice
  • Pastoral supervision
  • A process conception of learning
  • A theoretical perspective on all elements of the program
  • A small group of peers in a common learning experience
  • 400 hours for one unit of CPE
  • An individual contract for learning

Pastoral reflection, pastoral formation, and pastoral competence are stressed in the student’s learning activities. CPE serves as a part of preparation for parish ministry, chaplaincy, lay ministry, teaching and counseling.
Contact: Marty Halvorson, CPE Supervisor
320-251-2700, ext. 54980, halvorsonm@centracare.com

Community Psychology/Chemical Dependency Emphasis Undergraduate/Graduate Students

St. Cloud Hospital / Recovery Plus offers full-time unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are completing a chemical dependency licensure preparation course. The student must have chemical dependency as an emphasis and an instructor must confirm that the student has completed the required coursework. You will be required to send a cover letter and resume to the contact person who will arrange an interview. Internships are granted on a competitive basis. Early application before the semester in which the internship is desired is encouraged.
Contact:
Main Campus: Molly Sveum, MS, LADC, LMFT 320-229-3760, sveumm@centracare.com
Journey Home/Passages: Joal Peitz, BS, LADC: 320-255-5949, peitzj@centracare.com
Clara’s House: Cheryl Peters- Lewis, BS, LADC- 320-229-4950 peters-lewisc@centracare.com

Dietitian Clinicals

Shadow Experience
College students pursuing a career in the field of dietetics may be accepted for an 8 to 16 hour shadow experience to allow observation of inpatient clinical dietitians.

Medical Nutrition Therapy Rotations for External Dietetic Internship Programs
St. Cloud Hospital provides a limited number of clinical experiences for post graduate interns accepted into an external internship program from an accredited University. Interns will work with inpatient and outpatient dietitians in a variety of settings. Please call the contact person to discuss potential internship openings. It is preferable to call at least 6 months prior to the start date of the internship. The contact person will set up the internship schedule based on the requirements of the course.
Contact: Dona Anderson, RD
320-251-2700, ext. 54236, andersond@centracare.com

Health Information Management Internships

St. Cloud Hospital Health Information Department offers unpaid internships for undergraduate students who are completing a degree in the Health Information Management field. You must call the contact person to discuss the internship openings. It is preferable to call at least one semester ahead of the internship. The contact person will set up the internship schedule based on the requirements of the course.

For CentraCare Health Plaza, Contact: Lori Diederichs, diederichsl@centracare.com
For St. Cloud Hospital, Contact: Shannon Durkee, RHIT, Health Information Coordinator, 320-251-2700, ext. 55009, durkees@centracare.com

Human Resources Internships

The St. Cloud Hospital Human Resources Department offers paid internships that generally coincide with semester schedules (fall, winter/spring and summer). The student must have Human Resources, Labor Relations or closely related fields as their declared major. The student will gain experience in the areas of recruitment, benefits and compensation. Internships are posted online when available, and applications must be submitted online.
Go to the online jobs listing page
For more information, please contact:
Contact: Dave Waage, Human Resources
St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 6th Ave. North, St. Cloud, MN, 56303-1901
320-251-2700, ext. 54034, hradmin@centracare.com

Marketing Internship

The CentraCare Health Marketing Department offers one paid internship typically beginning in June. The internship runs 9 to 12 months, depending on the student's situation. Interviews are usually conducted in November or December for the upcoming summer. Duties vary depending on marketing projects and student background. Marketing course work is required.
Contact: John Schnettler, Director of Planning & Marketing
320-229-4981, schnettlerj@centracare.com

Occupational Therapy Fieldwork and Shadowing

St. Cloud Hospital provides unpaid level I and level II fieldwork rotations for occupational therapy students who are enrolled in accredited graduate-level occupational therapy programs. Contracts must be established with the academic program prior to student placement. Adult inpatient and adult or pediatric outpatient settings are available, though openings are limited. Shadowing/ observation experiences in occupational therapy are also available on a limited basis.
Contact: Sandi Mulliner, MS, CCC-SLP; Clinical Education Liaison
320-251-2700, ext: 54997, mulliners@centracare.com

Pharmacy Technician Rotation/Internships

St. Cloud Hospital accepts pharmacy technician students for clinical rotations with accredited technical colleges.
Contact: Kevin Mentzer, Specialist, Pharmacy Automated Systems
320-251-2700, ext. 54082, mentzerk@centracare.com

Physical Therapy Internships and Shadowing

St. Cloud Hospital provides unpaid clinical internships for physical therapy students who are enrolled in accredited graduate-level physical therapy programs. Contracts must be established with the academic program prior to student placement. Adult inpatient and adult or pediatric outpatient settings are available, though openings are limited. Shadowing/ observation experiences in physical therapy are also available on a limited basis.
Contact: Sandi Mulliner, MS, CCC-SLP; Clinical Education Liaison
320-251-2700, ext: 54997, mulliners@centracare.com

Physician or Physician Assistant - Rotation

To do a clinical rotation with a physician or physician assistant, the Medical Staff Office must have an affiliation agreement with the medical school/program you are attending. Due to provider schedules, opportunities are very limited.
Learn more about Student Rotations and download a pre-application form
Contact: Diane Gustafson, Medical Staff Office
320-251-2700, ext. 54550, gustafsond@centracare.com

Psychology Undergraduate Internship

The Behavioral Health Clinic offers unpaid internships for undergraduate students who are completing a college major in psychology. Preference is given to students who are planning to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Coursework in abnormal psychology or psychological disorders is required. Coursework in research methods is preferred. Internships are granted on a competitive basis, and all applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to the internship supervisor at least 3 months prior to the semester in which the internship is desired.
Contact: Internship Supervisor: Scott Palmer, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist 320-255-5796, palmers@centracare.com

Radiologic Technology Program

For complete program information, visit the School of Radiologic Technology section.

Registered Nursing Students Summer Internship Program

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Registered Nurse: Advance Practice

(See Advance Practice Nurses)

Social Work Internships

Social work students are accepted for internships in areas that St. Cloud Hospital Social Workers practice and as patient activity and ancillary responsibilities allow.

The Internship is arranged through contact with either the hospital clinical coordinator or with a designated social worker contact. There must be a current contractual arrangement in place with the college sponsoring the student experience. An interview may be requested to assess for appropriate placement.

Clinical Coordinator:
Contact: Kirsten Skillings MA, RN, CCRN, CCNS
320-251-2700, ext. 59066, skillingsk@centracare.com

Journey Home and Passages Halfway Houses Social Worker Contact
Joal Peitz, BA, LSW, LADC
320-259-9149, peitzj@centracare.com

Speech Therapy Internships and Shadowing

St. Cloud Hospital provides unpaid clinical internships for speech therapy students who are enrolled in accredited graduate-level speech pathology programs. Contracts must be established with the academic program prior to student placement.  Adult inpatient and adult or pediatric outpatient settings are available, though openings are limited. Shadowing/ observation experiences in speech therapy are also available on a limited basis.
Contact: Sandi Mulliner, MS, CCC-SLP; Clinical Education Liaison
320-251-2700, ext: 54997, mulliners@centracare.com

 

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