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Internships for Nursing Students

Paid internship for registered nursing and licensed practical nursing students

Ballad Health welcomes students to participate as nurse interns to gain unparalleled experience and confidence for their professional career in nursing.

The nurse intern program allows students to engage in hands-on learning while earning an income.

Nurse intern I program (RN / LPN)

After successfully completing the Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing course, you may be hired as a nurse intern I. The role of the nurse intern I on the team is like that of a nursing assistant.

Nurse intern I qualifications

  • Enrollment in a BSN, ADN or LPN program at an accredited school of nursing
  • Successful completion of Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing and your first clinical rotation as evidenced by an official transcript
  • Successful completion of the AHA Basic Life Support course

How to apply

You can apply online at Ballad Health Careers for any nurse assistant, certified assistant or nurse intern position at a Ballad Health facility.

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Nurse intern II program (RN)

The nurse intern II program is a seven-week program offered during the summer prior to RN graduation.

  • Bridge the gap between theory and clinical practice
  • Enhance your development of essential knowledge and skills utilizing clinical experiences in care delivery areas
  • Earn a salary while gaining valuable patient knowledge
  • Identify personal development needs and future career opportunities through the rotation of varied clinical areas
  • Gain valuable insight into nursing by working under the direction of experienced nurses and nurse managers

Nurse intern II qualifications

  • Enrollment in a BSN or ADN nursing program
  • Expected graduation date within the next two semesters
  • GPA of 2.75 or above preferred
  • Two letters of recommendation from nursing instructors
  • Interview
  • Online application*
  • Orientation attendance

*The statement of interest and application for the nurse intern II program will become available between December and mid-March

Program selection

Selection for the nurse intern II program is based on satisfactory references, your GPA and an interview.

You must demonstrate motivation and commitment to the professional practice of nursing, while also expressing interest in employment with Ballad Health following your graduation.

Nurse intern II schedule

Before clinical rotations begin, all new members of the program will receive orientation specific to their role.

You will work with an RN preceptor during clinical rotations. These rotations may consist of days, evenings and nights. Most shifts are 12 hours. Depending on the schedule of your preceptor, you may also be required to work every other weekend and night shift.

How to apply

The statement of interest and application process for the nurse intern II is open between December and mid-March.

Find out more by visiting the program’s submission page.

Nurse intern III program (RN)

The nurse intern III program will coincide with the start of your senior year in nursing school.

This program offers students a variety of advantages over their peers, including:

  • Networking with nursing leaders
  • The chance to determine your field of nursing before you start your RN career
  • Hands-on experience with patients, nurses and physicians

The team role of a nurse intern III is like that of a nurse assistant.

Nurse intern III qualifications

  • Must have completed the nurse intern II program or be enrolled as a senior RN student within two semesters of RN graduation
  • Official transcript within a 2.75 GPA preferred

How to apply

You can apply online at Ballad Health Careers for any nurse assistant, certified assistant or nurse intern position at a Ballad Health facility.

After your nurse internship

Ballad Health offers graduate nurse positions, a comprehensive RN residency program and continued growth opportunities for registered nurses.

Learn more about our graduate nursing program.

Other resources

We offer financial assistance for students through a nursing scholarship or student loan assistance.

If you have any questions about the nurse intern program, please contact one of our recruiters at or call (423) 302-3299.