Nursing Internship Program

The Nursing Internship Program is an initiative sponsored by Independence and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBC Foundation).

Our 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 Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow initiative.

Two unique student nursing internship opportunities are offered through this program.

Nursing internships at Independence — Bridging the gap between the clinical setting and the practice of health care administration

Student nurse interns get a behind-the-scenes look at how managed health care works in a business setting. They 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 acquire an in-depth understanding of the policies and practices of a health insurance company.

2017 Application Information

Applications for opportunities at Independence closed as of Feb. 6, 2017.

Nursing internships at community health center clinics — Exploring the challenges and rewards of public health and providing care to underserved populations

Student nurse interns are assigned to area nonprofit, privately funded, community health center clinics to gain practical clinical experience. These clinics provide free or low-cost care to medically underserved communities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and have received support through the 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.

2017 Application Information

Applications for opportunities at community health center clinics closed as of February 13, 2017.

All nurse interns will also attend three full days of professional development Leadership Labs throughout the ten-week summer program to build core competencies such as leadership, public speaking, critical thinking and networking.

The 2017 program begins on Monday, June 5, and concludes on Friday, August 11, 2017. The application to apply will open in early January 2017.

Selected interns must be available to attend a full-day orientation on Monday, June 5, 2017. All internships are paid, temporary positions and selected interns must be available to work the entire ten-week timeframe, up to 37.5 hours per week.

For more information, please contact Zaynah.Henry@ibx.com.