Nursing Student Opportunities
Summer Per Diem Opportunities
Massachusetts General Hospital hires nursing students for the summer months to work as Patient Care Associates (PCAs). Students must have completed one or two clinical rotations and meet the requirements of a skills competency checklist to be considered. Students are hired with per diem status and work hours as needed on the unit. Students will often continue working during the school year depending on the director's staffing needs.
To apply: Typically, nursing directors will start hiring students for these positions in late winter/early spring. A position for summer opportunities is now posted on the Job Opportunities page of our website. You may visit that posting for complete application instructions.
Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Student Nurse Fellowship
The Ghiloni Fellowship offers baccalaureate nursing students with an interest in Oncology Nursing the opportunity to observe and gain experience in the care of patients with cancer across the continuum. The fellowship will allow two student nurses between their junior and senior years in college to experience environments such as outpatient and inpatient oncology, chemotherapy, oncology education, as well as other non-nursing aspects of the care of the oncology patient.
Two paid, 10-week fellowships are offered each year and typically begin at the end of May. Qualified candidates will be in academic good standing (3.0 GPA or higher preferred) and entering the senior year of a BSN program in the fall.
To apply: By early December, the Ghiloni Fellowship will be posted on the Job Opportunities pages of our website. You may visit that posting for complete application instructions.
The Hausman Nursing Fellowship for Minority Student Nurses
The Hausman Nursing Fellowship reflects Massachusetts General Hospital's commitment to minority nursing students. The fellows will be assigned a minority nurse preceptor who will work collaboratively to manage encounters with patients and families and who will assist the fellows in building a body of personal nursing experience, both inpatient and outpatient. Fellows have opportunities to develop collegial relationships with staff nurses at all levels from clinical nurse to advanced practitioner. Within the variety of experiences available at MGH, each Fellow will be able to select an area of primary interest. This will afford an opportunity to witness the unique contributions of each member of the interdisciplinary care team to an integrated approach within a patient care area. These clinical experiences are intended to energize and inform the Fellows' future nursing practice.
This 10-week paid fellowship is available to nursing students from diverse backgrounds entering the senior year of a BSN program in the fall. Qualified candidates will be in good academic standing. Students will be required as a requirement of the fellowship to develop and present a lecture on health care disparities or the needs and care of diverse populations at MGH and during the academic year to their classmates. MGH faculty and preceptors will attend the presentations in the academic setting.
To apply: By early March, the Hausman Fellowship will be posted on the Job Opportunities pages of our website. You may visit that posting for complete application instructions.