Externs and Interns

Want Extra Nursing Experience? 
Find a Suitable Externship or Internship?

What is an Externship vs. an Internship?
The terms externship and internship are used interchangeably. They both serve the purpose of a student acquiring supervised experience in their desired profession.

Some places I can apply...
Application time periods and processes vary per institution. The majority of institutions accept an application under their career opportunities section on their website listed under a position called "Nurse Intern" or "Nurse Extern".  Although, some institutions prefer to be emailed an application and may not be found under careers.  Therefore do not limit your search to only the websites career section!

Position openings may be available as early as January whereas other institutions may just begin their application process in April.

Below is a list of institutions that are commonly known for offering an extern/intern position.  Please do not limit your search to this list only.  Many institutions that did not once offer this position are starting a program and beware that some institutions may even chose to no longer offer the position.

For questions regarding a position, it may be beneficial to call an institutions main phone number and ask for either nursing recruitment or human resources.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children



Main Line Health- Lankenau, Paoli, Brynmawr Hospital/Rehab, Riddle

Penn Medicine

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Independence Blue Cross

Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Rocksboro Memorial

Einstein Healthcare Network

New Jersey




Wilmington VA Medical Center (See VALOR document below as an example of sample expectations for an application)

Christiana Care Health System