The LNA Summer Nurse
Internship Program

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Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, dates/times are subject to change based on guidance provided to us through the national, state, and D-H Leadership. We will update information on our website with any revised program dates, information sessions, and newly scheduled programs throughout this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Stay healthy and safe – The Workforce Readiness Team

Program Overview:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is introducing a new summer program for nursing students currently enrolled in an accredited BSN program and have completed their sophomore year. To participate students must have a current NH LNA license or be eligible to obtain their NH Nurse Assistant license by May 8, 2020.

The LNA Summer Nurse Internship program is 14 weeks long. Interns will complete the D-H Nurse Assistant Orientation and work as part of the clinical team on our inpatient units. Interns will be assigned to float on designated units based on their interest and experience. The units included are our Medical-Surgical Units, Critical Cares Units, Pediatrics and Ambulatory Clinics.

In addition to clinical experience, LNA Nurse Interns will have the unique opportunity to participate in:

  • Professional development and nursing specific learning activities
  • A leadership mentor program
  • An experiential learning opportunity that will allow you to explore one of three distinct nursing tracks. These tracks include Nursing Leadership, Advance Practice and Nursing Education.

Interns must be able to commit to working 36 hours per week. Most shifts will be 12 hours in length. Each month, interns are expected to work two nights and two weekend shifts. Shift differential is paid for evening, night and weekend shifts. Overtime may also be available dependent on the needs of the organization.

Summer housing may be available at Colby-Sawyer College. Please contact Karin Berthiaume to inquire.

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About Us

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system. Our Internship Program is based out of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, where we provide access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine. DHMC is home to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Most internships are based in Lebanon at our main campus, but some sites may be available at other locations in our health system.

The LNA Summer Nurse Internship is coordinated by the D-H Workforce Readiness Institute (WRI). We offer a number of training programs and pathways to launch or advance healthcare careers.

Program Timeline:

2020 Important Program Dates
Application Deadline March 23rd, 2020 Submit your resume, cover letter, 1 professional reference
Interviews April 7th & 9th, 2020 Interviews with D-H Human Resources & Nursing Leaders
Candidate Notification April 10th, 2020 Selection will be made via e-mail or phone
Internship Start Date May 18th, 2020 Attend General Orientation
Internship End Date August 21st, 2020 Opportunities to extend or continue working per diem may be available

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  • Must have current NH LNA license by May 8, 2020
  • Availability to commit to the full 14 week program, work 36 hours per week including night and weekend shifts
  • Eligible for employment in the United States
  • Successfully complete the D-H pre-employment screening process including criminal background check and drug screen


  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    • Summer housing may be available at Colby-Sawyer College. Please contact Karin Berthiaume ( for more information