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Opportunities for Students and Grads

Whether you’re in high school and exploring your career options or gaining practical work experience after earning an advanced degree, or anywhere in between, Advocate Aurora Health has a variety of internship opportunities to help you meet your goals. Each internship is a little different – some are for a summer, while others last a year or more; each requires differing levels of completed education; and each are led by different departments within the organization.

Department Internships

Administrative Intern

Advocate Aurora Health offers space for several Administrative Interns each summer for a 10-week program. The opportunity provides practical work experience, embedded in one of our hospitals while enhancing the individual’s professional competencies and knowledge. Each intern completes a major project in one of the four areas: Finance, Quality / Safety, Hospital Operations, or Strategic Planning.

Administrative Fellow

For more information about the Administrative Fellow Program please click here.


Advocate Aurora’s Workforce Development team sponsors up to 20 undergraduate interns every summer in the areas of Human Resources; Health Information Technology; Finance; Brand, Consumer Experience & Public Affairs, and Healthcare Administration. Each internship gives exposure to the corporate healthcare environment, project work, job shadows, department and leadership meetings, mentoring, professional development events and networking opportunities, evaluations, and social events. These internships are paid and can be found on our Job Search page when doing a keyword search for “intern.” Our summer internships are posted from January – February. We conduct screenings and interviews and make final offers in March for summer internships.

Nurse Extern

Gain real-world nursing experience before graduation, while putting into action the skills learned in nursing school. As a nurse extern, you’ll work under the guidance of an RN who will act as your mentor and preceptor. Learn more about our IGNITE Nurse Extern program.

New Graduate Nurse Residency Program

The New Graduate Nurse Residency Program fosters a positive experience for acute care nurse residents as they transition into practice. Our program is here to help you grow professionally with guidance from supportive cohorts, training opportunities, and monthly interactive learning sessions focused on patient outcomes, leadership, and other professional roles. The sessions incorporate blended learning teaching strategies that include didactic, hands-on content, case studies, simulation, and facilitated discussion.


The internship programs at Advocate Aurora Health help students at any point of their Doctor of Pharmacy program to acquire the necessary skills to be successful future residents and pharmacists. Most internships are year-long, though summer programs may be available. Internships in our inpatient, outpatient and retail pharmacies offer challenging positions aimed at tying in didactic education with real-life experiences in every type of specialty or scenario. Students can expect to utilize their education and leverage the resources of a large, integrated health care organization during their internship, helping to set them up for future success.


Over the past five years, the Aurora Research Institute has supported more than 80 new and returning students through its Milwaukee area summer internship and summer research fellows programs, as well as the Aurora BayCare research internship program in Green Bay. Interns receive expert mentorship from renowned researchers in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience and other emerging areas. Clinical, laboratory-based and professional opportunities are available, helping students to gain valuable insights to different research components through grand rounds seminars, mentorship experiences and capstone projects.


Credit Based Programs

Advocate Aurora Health works with many colleges and universities to offer unpaid internships in which the student receives course credits based on the hours worked in a hands-on learning environment. Because each school, program and department may differ in their requirements and expectations, there is no one-size-fits all approach for these internships. Contact your school’s career services department to learn more and to see if they currently have a partnership established with Advocate Aurora.