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Program description

The Nursing Student Work-Study Summer Internship Program provides upper-level prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students with a paid and supervised internship at one of the 21 Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical centers. Interns are exposed to the realities of nursing practice and gain confidence with learned skills while working under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Key components of the program

    • Conducted during summer break when students are not distracted by other course work.
    • Sanctioned by California Board of Registered Nursing and structured as a clinical practicum course.
    • Selected students screened and hired into nursing work-study intern non-benefited positions at a Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical center.
    • Nursing student interns work on clinical and non-clinical teams, including but not limited to quality and risk, education, and infection prevention.
    • Program costs, including intern salaries, are covered by Kaiser Permanente Community Health.


    • Students must be attending a nursing program at one of our seven partner universities in Northern California (Out of state applicants are not eligible to apply for the program). Eligible students will receive information from out partner faculty about the application process early Spring each year.

How to apply

    • Nursing student interns at participating universities complete program application and are selected by university faculty, based on academic excellence and diversity.
    • Students who are multilingual and/or from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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