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Summer Nurse Externship

Like the Fall/Spring Nurse Extern Program, the Summer Nurse Externship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is highly competitive. The Summer Nurse Externship is designed to give nursing students who may be unable to complete our traditional Fall nurse externship program an opportunity to acquire valuable skills and knowledge by working with experienced nursing staff in a specialized pediatric oncology environment. The duration of the summer nurse externship is eight to ten weeks and we recommend you apply at the end of your junior year.

Applications for the Summer Nurse Externship are accepted:

  • February 15 – March 15 for nursing students beginning their junior or senior year of college in Fall.

Applicants not selected for the current open externship will need to re-apply for future nurse extern openings.

How to apply

  • Online at
  • Be sure to upload a resume, letter of interest and an unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • You must include your expected graduation date.

Please Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.