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.
Nursing Internship Program
The 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/insurance administration setting; the other is for nursing students interested in exploring the field of public health by interning onsite at a community health center clinic.
- 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, and quality management, 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 the uninsured and underinsured population 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.
The Nursing Internship Program is an initiative sponsored by both IBC and the IBC Foundation.
This is a ten-week summer program that begins Monday, June 3, and concludes on Friday, August 9, 2013. All internships are paid, temporary positions — Monday through Friday.
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.