Application Process Now Closed:
The 2014 Nursing Internship Program application process will be available starting Monday, February 3, 2014. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 28, 2014.
Nursing Internship Program
The Nursing Internship Program is an initiative sponsored by both IBC and the IBC Foundation.
The Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and IBC Foundation Nursing Internship Program is open to undergraduate nursing students who have completed at least one clinical rotation prior to the start of the program, and who attend an accredited nursing program in southeastern Pennsylvania supported by the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow initiative.
Two unique student nursing internship opportunities are offered through this program. One is for nursing students who would like to gain experience in a health care administration / insurance setting; the other is for nursing students interested in exploring the field of public health by interning onsite at a community health center clinic in southeastern Pennsylvania supported by the IBC Foundation Blue Safety Net program.
- Nursing internships at IBC — Bridging the gap between the clinical setting and the practice of health care administration.
Sponsored by IBC, student nurse interns get a behind-the-scenes look at how managed health care works in a business setting. They will gain a new perspective on the multitude of roles that nurses play in health care administration, including case management, medical policy, quality management, health and wellness, and health informatics, and they will acquire an in-depth understanding of the policies and practices of a health insurance company.
- Nursing internships at community health center clinics — Exploring the challenges and rewards of public health and providing care to underserved populations.
Sponsored by the IBC Foundation, student nurse interns assigned to a community health center clinic gain practical clinical experience at area nonprofit, privately funded community health clinics. These clinics provide free or low-cost care to medically underserved communities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and have received support through IBC Foundation Blue Safety Net initiative. Student nurse interns must assist under the direct supervision of nurses, certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), nurse practitioners, or physicians on site at the clinic.
This is a ten-week summer program that begins on Monday, June 2 and concludes on Friday, August 8, 2014. Selected interns are required to attend a full day orientation on Friday, May 30, 2014. All internships are paid, temporary positions — Monday through Friday. 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 ten-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. Offers may be withdrawn for any candidate who fails to successfully complete both aspects of the screening process.
In order to be eligible to participate in the Nursing Internship Program, applicants must be in good academic standing during this period and currently enrolled in one of the accredited undergraduate nursing program located in southeastern Pennsylvania supported by the IBC Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow initiative. The student must be available to attend orientation and work the entire ten-week timeframe (May 30, 2014-August 8, 2014) and cannot be enrolled in any summer day classes or have a week(s) vacation scheduled during this timeframe.