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Registered Nursing Students Summer Internship Program

CentraCare Health offers summer internship programs for registered nursing students. For the summer of 2016, we will offer:

  • 24 Summer Nurse Internships available at St. Cloud Hospital
  • 2 Summer Nurse Internships available at CentraCare Health - Long Prairie

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.


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.

Application Process

The application process for the Nurse Intern Program involves the following:

1. Submit an online employment application to the “2016 Summer Nurse Internship.”

CentraCare Health online application

Search "Job Category: Nursing" and "Job Location: CentraCare Health," and select "2016 Summer Nurse Internship."

2. Submit a Summer Nurse Internship Program Supplemental Application.
Choose a document format:

Supplemental Application (Microsoft Word Document)
Supplemental Application (PDF / Fillable PDF)

3. Submit 2 references from nursing faculty and 1 reference from a previous employer. Please direct your faculty and employers to this web site page and the forms linked below.

Instructors: Please complete and submit the Faculty Reference Form.
Choose a document format:

Faculty Reference Form (Microsoft Word Document)
Faculty Reference Form (PDF / Fillable PDF)

Previous Employers: Please complete and submit the Employer Reference Form.
Choose a document format:

Employer Reference Form (Microsoft Word Document)
Employer Reference Form (PDF / Fillable PDF)

4. Submit a copy of your most recent school transcript. (This does not have to be an official copy.) Email the transcript to:

Application deadline is Dec. 4, 2015.

Thank you for your time and effort in completing the steps necessary for consideration in our Summer Nurse Internship Program. If you are selected for an interview, one of our human resources staff will contact you via telephone or email.

For additional program information or questions, please contact CentraCare Health Educators.

  • St. Cloud Hospital: Sarah Latour, MSN, RN, Graduate Nurse/Intern & Student Coordinator at 320-251-2700, ext. 59066 or
  • CentraCare Health - Long Prairie: Donna Bartels, BSN, RN-BC, PHN, Educator II Regional at 320-732-7273 or

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