Summer nurse internship

More than just a job. Caring is a calling. We are hiring summer nurse interns for a wide variety of units across our 12 hospital campuses and home care division. More information below.

Allina offers a paid, ten week, summer nurse internship where interns will work alongside a preceptor to provide whole person, patient centered care. It is an excellent opportunity to gain 300+ hours of hands-on experience, increase your confidence, enhance your skills and have preference for employment upon graduation. The internship is for students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate RN nursing program completed the summer prior to graduation. 

There are availabilities in home care and a wide variety of patient care units within the 12 hospital campuses (below) of the Allina Health system that hire summer interns, such as: medical surgical, cardiac telemetry, vascular telemetry, oncology, neuroscience, orthopedics, spine, inpatient physical rehabilitation, short stay observation, inpatient mental health, ICU stepdown/progressive care units and float pool. The intensive care unit, emergency department, surgical services and mother baby areas also hire interns but not as many as the previously stated units. Allina does not have neonatal, pediatric, special care nursery, burn, plastics, or trauma units. Interns will be hired for a specific location and patient care area (for example: ED at Unity) for the duration of the summer. Your preferences will be discussed during the interview and placement determined at the time of a job offer. Clinics and Urgent Care may also be a possibility for internship placement.

12 Hospital Campuses of the Allina Health System

The summer internship is ten weeks in length, and is a 0.8 FTE for a summer total of 320 hours. The interns’ work schedule will match that of their assigned preceptor(s), including weekends if their preceptor(s) work weekends. Interns will work no more than 40 hours in one week, and no more than 64 hours in a 2-week pay period. Interns may work any of the following: day shifts (7:00 AM-3:30 PM), evening shifts (3:00 PM-11:30 PM), night shifts (11:00 PM-7:30 AM), rotating day/evening shifts, rotating day/night shifts, rotating evening/night shifts, rotating day/evening/night shifts, 8 hour shifts or 12 hour shifts. Interns will not be scheduled to work on July 4. Interns are expected to participate in the full ten week program. Please ensure you do not plan vacations or have other employment/schooling that may interfere with your internship schedule. Your preceptor(s) will reach out to you in the month of May regarding work schedule.

Timeline: Our application is available by November 1st and closes in December.

Additional Application Requirements: On the application you will indicate your preferences for location and patient care area, which will also be discussed in greater detail later in the process. By applying, you will be considered for all nurse internship opportunities within the Allina system. It is recommended that you list month and year of graduation, work experience, internships and volunteer experiences on resumes.

After submitting an application, each application is reviewed in further detail. Those moving forward will be contacted directly by our Talent Acquisition Team and scheduled for an interview to discuss your application and interests in more detail. Feedback is collected and those advancing will receive a verbal job offer from a nurse recruiter at Allina with details of the internship. Verbal job offers typically begin early February.

Yes- in order to function as a student nurse, being actively enrolled and participating in a nursing internship course through a Minnesota school is required of all interns. It is a state statue and patient safeguard. Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.

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