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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 Opportunities

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


Sioux Falls

  • Administration - Cancer Services - Summer
  • Administration - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Summer
  • Administration - Supply Chain - Summer (Apply Here)
  • Administration - Transplant Services - Summer (Apply Here)
  • Child Life Practicum - Summer
  • 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 - Fall, Spring
  • Graduate Administrative - Summer (inquiries accepted January 1-15)
  • Hospitality Services - Summer (Apply Here)
  • Nursing Clinical Internship (view program details and timeline)
  • Pharmacy - view details
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy - Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Physical Therapy - Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Psychology/Inpatient Behavioral Health - Fall
  • Research
    • Center for Pediatric and Community Research - Summer
    • Genomics Oncology/Molecular & Experimental Medicine - Summer
    • Avera Institute for Human Genetics - Summer
  • Safety and Emergency Management - Fall, Spring, Summer (Apply Here)
  • Security - Summer (Apply Here)
  • Social Work (BSW)
    • Inpatient Hospital - Fall
  • Social Work (MSW)
    • Avera Cancer Institute Outpatient Program - Fall
    • Behavioral Health Partial Program - Fall
    • Chemical Dependency Program - Fall
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health (Brookings) - Summer, Fall - (Apply Here)
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health (Sioux Falls) - Fall
    • Outpatient Behavioral Health (Southwest Minnesota) - Fall, Spring, Summer


  • Administration/Patient Services - Summer



Pine Ridge

  • Center for Pediatric and Community Research - Summer

Rapid City

  • Center for Pediatric and Community Research - Summer

Rock Rapids

  • Administration - Summer


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

Submit an inquiry

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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