Student Nurse Externships

Each summer, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital hosts nursing students from around the country for a paid externship program that helps students gain valuable hands-on experience. Our paid externship helps nursing students discover new nursing specialties through paid shadow days. Bi-weekly Lunch and Learn meetings engage nurse technicians in conversations about professional and clinical topics and prepare them for their next role as new graduate nurses. Our nurse technicians even explore Washington, D.C. on a fun local scavenger hunt, an experience that allows them to get to know the city and each other.

Paid internships are available in most specialty areas, and the opportunity to apply for a $10,000 scholarship is available exclusively to participants.

Important dates

Summer 2024 Student Nurse Technician Externship

Upcoming program
June through August 2024

Application period
Online applications will be accepted from November 6 through December 20, 2023

Spots may fill up before the end of the application period, so get your application in early!

January through March 2024


Eligibility requirements:
  • Rising Junior or Senior BSN-enrolled student
  • Scheduled to complete Med/Surg Clinical by Spring 2024
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Available for full-time summer employment, including rotating shifts and weekends
Additional application documentation will be requested, including
  • Current resume and cover letter
  • Current official transcript (reflecting a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater)
  • Two clinical faculty reference letters (on official university letterhead)
  • Employer reference if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner
  • Unit or specialty area preference

Sharpen your skills.

The Summer Nurse Externship allows you to work alongside MedStar Georgetown’s elite team of Magnet®-recognized nurses. You’ll gain hands-on experience in your area of interest, shadow the pros in a variety of specialty areas, attend educational sessions, and hone your clinical and leadership skills.

Experience Washington, D.C.

Spend your summer diving into all that Washington, D.C., has to offer. With a vibrant arts and music scene, tons of free city activities, amazing restaurants, and a diverse group of nursing students here to explore it all with you, it’s an unforgettable way to spend the summer.

Additional information and resources

Contact us

Please call us at 202-444-1215 or send us an email at

Download our Summer 2023 information flyer.