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Avera St. Luke's Hospital

305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Nursing Internship Program

Avera St. Luke's Summer Intern Program is a clinical enrichment program designed to allow educational and clinical experience for senior nursing students.

This nine-week program was developed for the student who has completed the third year of a baccalaureate nursing program and is two semesters or less away from graduation. The purpose of our program is to provide educational experiences for the summer intern to establish prioritization, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. In addition, the summer intern is provided with extensive patient care opportunities to apply knowledge and enhance clinical expertise.

Our program is designed to pair a summer intern with a preceptor in the clinical setting. A comprehensive hospital and nursing orientation is provided.

This program has been approved by the South Dakota State Board of Nursing.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is Oct. 31. Please apply online at

Application Requirements

Along with the completed application, send these required documents to Avera St. Luke's Human Resources, 305 S. State St., Aberdeen, SD 57401.

  • Submit an unofficial electronic transcript from your college/university with documentation of cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation by nursing instructors.
  • Provide an essay describing your professional goals for the next five years. (one typed page)