Interns work on nursing skills/documentation alongside fulltime nurses while learning clinical and professional skills

EFFINGHAM— HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is now accepting applications for a four-week paid registered nurse (RN) internship to be held May 15 through June 9, 2023. The RN internship program is designed for nursing students to gain real-life experience in a health care setting during their summer break.

Interns will be paired with nurse preceptors full time to work on nursing skills and documentation while learning clinical and professional skills. The program also offers candidates opportunities to be hired in their areas of interest and specialty units upon completion of this internship.

This internship opportunity provides practical work experience for clinical students in an environment that emphasizes patient-centered care, while exposing the interns to innovative and emerging concepts in health care practice.

“Health care is a challenging career with so many benefits,” said Jennifer Wagner, RN, clinical educator at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. “Students need more exposure to their future career to gain the knowledge needed to be successful.  The internships offer a glimpse of what life will look like after graduation, offering them a chance to be part of a health care team that outreaches what they experience in their school clinicals.”

This paid internship is open to RN students that have successfully completed one semester of a nursing school program. St. Anthony’s will work around interns’ class and final exam schedules.

Applications are being accepted through April 3. To apply for the internship program, visit and search “Summer 2023 RN Internship”.  Please note there are three locations listed – select the Effingham location and click “Apply Now.”

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Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit