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Student Nursing Internship

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What exactly is an internship?

👩🏻‍⚕️Great question! The goal of St. John's Paid Summer Nursing Internship is to provide current nursing student the opportunity for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills through out the two week duration. Nursing Students will have the opportunity to directly shadow a Registered Nurse, one on one, for the duration of the internship and explore different nursing units within the hospital. 


Internship Dates:

  • Start date: July 8th (All day orientation)
  • End date: July 20th
  • Nurse Extern I and Nurse Extern II opportunities after internship.

Is this internship paid?

👨🏿‍⚕️You bet! HSHS St. John’s Student Nursing Internships is a paid full-time two week internship. If you are selected to participate in the internship you can expect to intern 36-40 hours per week during the duration of the program. The internship is considered temporary employment, you and I can discuss moving into a Nurse Extern role after the completion of the internship if you interested in gaining more paid experience to further your nursing career.


What are the dates of the internship?

👩🏿‍⚕️The first day of the summer internship is Monday, July 8th. The internship will run until July 20th, 2024.


Sounds great! I want in! What are the requirements?

  • Candidates MUST be enrolled nursing school to be eligible for the internship.
  • Candidates MUST have completed at least one semester of the nursing program by the start date of the internship
  • Candidates MUST be in good academic standing to be eligible for the internship.
  • Candidates will need to provide transcripts for validation.


Week 1 and 2: Medical Surgical

  • Cardiovascular Care Unit
  • Intermediate Care Unit
  • 8th Floor (Surg, Neuro, Oncology)
  • General Medical Unit
  • Ortho Surgical Unit


Why Medical Surgical?

Becoming a Med/Surg nurse at HSHS will help you to build a solid nursing foundation and hone in on your general nursing skills. You will be exposed to a wide variety of patient conditions and populations. Med/Surg nursing allows you to learn invaluable time management skills including how to prioritize patient care effectively and efficiently. Med/Surg provides a great opportunity to help find your nursing niche and determine what specialty areas you may be interested in learning in the future. HSHS Med/Surg units have flexible scheduling options with both day shift and night shift availability as well as opportunities for growth including becoming a preceptor or charge nurse. Friendly and compassionate nurses will work alongside you whether you are a seasoned RN or new to nursing. Join our unit shared governance to get involved and provide suggestions for process improvement that directly impact frontline colleagues as well as plan fun events for your unit. Being a part of Med/Surg nursing at HSHS is a great opportunity for all!


  • Flexible scheduling options with opportunities on both day and night shift
  • You will care for patients with a wide variety of different conditions
  • Great opportunity to help you find your niche in nursing due to the variety of patient types you will work with
  • Learn invaluable time management skills
  • Learn how to prioritize patient care effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to hone in on your nursing skills and adapt to differential patient populations
  • Build a solid nursing foundation
  • Unit shared governance
  • Continued opportunities such as preceptor and charge nurse







High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred



1-2 years of healthcare experience is preferred


Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Basic Life Support (BLS) is required within 30-days of employment

Must be actively working toward certification/licensure in field of practice.


Physical Requirements:  Patient Care Support



Throughout communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, 13 hospitals, numerous community-based health centers and clinics, our 13,000+ colleagues have built a culture based on our solid core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. These are the ideals we believe in, work by, and live each day.

Built upon more than 145 years of service to the communities we serve, we now look to the future and our place in it as a health care system that strives to continually improve processes, procedures, and outcomes with the latest and most advanced technologies and treatments.

Regardless of how far our passion for excellence carries us, our focus will always remain on the most important person in our entire organization: The patient.


HSHS requires COVID-19 vaccines or an approved medical or religious exemption for all colleagues. This does not apply to positions that are classified as 100% remote.

HSHS and affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

HSHS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.



HSHS provides a benefits package designed to support the overall well-being of our colleagues including their physical, emotional, financial, spiritual, and work health. Colleagues budgeted to work at least 32 hours per pay period are eligible for HSHS benefits.


  • Comprehensive and affordable health coverage includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for full-time and part-time colleagues.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)  combines vacation, sick, and personal days into one balance to allow you the flexibility to use your time off as you need.
  • Retirement benefits including HSHS contributions.
  • Education Assistance benefits include up to $4,000 of educational assistance each calendar year and tuition discounts to select colleges with no waiting period.
  • Adoption Assistance provides financial support up to $7,500 for colleagues growing their families through adoption   to reimburse application and legal fees, transportation, and more!
  • Other benefits include: Wellness program with incentives, employer-paid life insurance and short-term and long-term disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, ID theft coverage, colleague rewards and recognition program, discount program, and more!