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University of Rhode Island — Nursing

Should I apply for an internship?

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Working as an intern in a professional setting can be a great way to "experience" the way your discipline serves the community in the real-world. You'll also be able to meet and observe the professionals whom you might aspire to be. These internship experiences often lead directly to job offers after graduation and to acceptance and financial support for competitive graduate programs. Additionally, you might be able to earn academic credit that will count towards graduation for your internship experiences.

To find a possible internship opportunity, consult the following resources:

You might also explore individual health care agencies. Many hire academic-year and summer interns. If you don't see an internship listed, don't be hesitant to ask about such a program in the personnel office!