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Internships at Avera

Join our health care ministry as a student! An internship at Avera provides real-world education and training to prepare you for an eventual career in your chosen field. You’ll also experience the caring workplace culture present at Avera for over 100 years.

Internship Requirements

  • Must be a current college student, in the last half of your academic program
  • Internship credit is required

Application Timelines:

  • Fall internship applications accepted April 1 – 15
  • Spring internship applications accepted Oct. 1 – 15
  • Summer internship applications accepted Feb. 1 – 15

Internship Opportunities

Many exciting internships are available throughout the Avera region year-round. View a list of current internship openings.

Aberdeen - South Dakota

De Smet - South Dakota

Marshall - Minnesota

Mitchell - South Dakota

O'Neill - Nebraska

Parkston - South Dakota

Pierre - South Dakota

Pine Ridge -South Dakota

  • Center for Pediatric and Community Research - Summer

Rapid City - South Dakota

  • Center for Pediatric and Community Research - Summer

Sioux Falls - South Dakota

  • Administration - Cancer Services - Summer
  • Administration - Payor Strategies - Summer
  • Administration - Supply Chain - Summer
  • Administration - Transplant Services - Summer
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) - Spring, Fall
  • Counseling
    • Counseling/Inpatient Behavioral Health (must be enrolled in Masters Program to be eligible) - Fall, Spring, Summer - inquire via email
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling (Brookings, SD) - Spring, Fall
  • Exercise Science - Spring, Summer
  • Finance - Spring
  • Graduate Administrative - Summer (inquiries accepted January 1-15)
  • Hospitality Services - Summer
  • Nursing Clinical Internship (view program details and timeline)
  • Pharmacy - view details
  • Pre-Med/Abdominal Transplant Undergraduate Intern - Fall
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy - Fall, Spring, Summer - view position and apply
  • Pre-Physical Therapy - Fall, Spring, Summer - view position and apply
  • Research
    • Center for Pediatric and Community Research - Summer
    • Genomics Oncology/Molecular & Experimental Medicine - Summer
    • Avera Institute for Human Genetics - Summer
  • Safety and Emergency Management - Spring, Summer
  • Security - Summer
  • Social Work (BSW)
    • Inpatient Hospital - Spring
  • Social Work (MSW)
    • Avera Cancer Institute Outpatient Program - Fall
    • Behavioral Health Partial Program - Fall
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health (Brookings) - Summer, Fall
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health (Sioux Falls) - Fall, Spring
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health (Southwest Minnesota) - Fall, Spring, Summer

Wessington Springs - South Dakota

Yankton - South Dakota

Nursing Clinical Internship for Students

As a student, you can begin your nursing career journey with Avera by applying for one of our paid Nursing Clinical Internship opportunities – available in Sioux Falls, Yankton and Aberdeen, Marshall and O'Neill.

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Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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