Application process open
The deadline to apply for the 2013 Nursing Internship Program is February 25, 2013. The application process will open on Friday, January 25, 2013.
EligibilityNursing Internship Program
To be considered for the Nursing Internship Program, you must:
- be an undergraduate nursing student who is currently enrolled in one of the accredited nursing programs in southeastern Pennsylvania supported by the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow initiative;
- complete at least one clinical rotation prior to April 30, 2013;
- be in and maintain good academic standing during the program.
What is expected?
If you are selected to participate, you must be available to work during the entire ten-week summer internship program beginning Monday, June 3, and concluding on Friday, August 9, 2013.
You will not be considered for this internship program if you are enrolled in any summer day classes or have a week(s) vacation scheduled during this timeframe.
This is a paid, temporary position, Monday – Friday. Hours of operation may vary for community health center clinic internship assignments. Please note that nurse interns are not eligible to receive any benefits and will not be paid for any vacation, holidays, or sick time taken during the course of the 10-week program.
If extended an offer to be a student nurse intern, students must follow the IBC hiring process, which includes pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may opt to apply for one or both nursing internship programs offered by IBC. If applying for both opportunities, please indicate order of preference (at IBC or at a Clinic).
Undergraduate nursing student applications are reviewed and matched to internship assignment requests submitted by management at IBC or local community health center clinics. Students selected by the requesting manager or clinic will be scheduled for an interview.
In assessing an application, some of the major areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:
- student essay and nursing goals;
- classes and clinical rotations completed;
- student résumé and volunteer activities;
- availability to attend the entire 10 weeks;
Interviews will be conducted over the course of several months following the application deadline of February 25, 2013.
While we thoroughly review every application/résumé that is submitted, due to the large volume of applications received, we do not have the resources to follow up directly with every applicant.
If you are selected to be interviewed for an internship, you will be contacted prior to April 30, 2013.