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Internships, Training and Professional Education

Children's Hospital supports health care education by offering student internships, externships, nursing scholarships and training programs for student nurses, pre-med students, social work students, child development specialists and others pursuing health care as a career. Children's works jointly with the UT Medical Center and UT Medical School to provide medical school rotations in family practice, surgery and other specialties at our facility. Children's Hospital also provides the clinical rotation in pediatrics for third-year residents of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee.

The hospital is also the pediatric clinical training site for student nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology students and students in other health care disciplines from colleges throughout the area. Furthermore, Children's Hospital is an accredited Continuing Medical Education provider in Tennessee. As a CME provider, Children's Hospital conducts and sponsors relevant CME programs for physicians and nurse practitioners who treat children.

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Child Life Internship Program

East Tennessee Children's Hospital offers a Child Life internship program, where college students can work beside child life specialists in the hospital setting. If you would like information about our internship, including requirements, or if you would like to apply for an internship at Children's Hospital, please download and complete our Child Life internship application form (PDF). The Child Life internship position at Children's Hospital is unpaid.

Click here for more information about Child Life at Children's Hospital.

Nursing Externship Program

Children's Hospital is committed to helping students make a successful transition into a career as a professional nurse. Nursing students in our Extern Program receive encouragement and support from experienced nurses while having the opportunity to observe this region's finest pediatric health care firsthand on a daily basis. Children's Hospital offers you this opportunity in an environment where you can also have a positive impact on the lives and health of children. If you are entering your senior year of nursing school and seeking a clinical experience, applications are accepted for the Nurse Externship Program. The program runs annually from May through August.

Check our job listings for current Nursing Student and Nurse Externship opportunities.

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