Internships

Whether you’re in high school and exploring your career options or gaining practical work experience after earning an advanced degree, or anywhere in between, Aurora has a variety of internship opportunities to help you meet your goals. Each internship is a little different – some are for a summer, while others last a year or more; each requires differing levels of completed education; and each are led by different departments within the organization.

 

Department Internships

Administrative Fellow

The Aurora Health Care Administrative Fellowship is a 13-month post-graduate training program for those who have completed their 2nd year of their Master of Health Administration degree. This program equips professionals at the beginning of their careers to excel as leaders of health care institutions. The preceptor-directed fellowship is predominantly project-based and allows for the fellow to participate in various initiatives throughout Aurora's integrated health system comprised of 15 hospitals and more than 150 clinics. For additional information, visit aurora.org/adminfellowship.

Administrative Intern

Aurora Health Care offers space for several Administrative Interns who have completed their first year of their Master of Health Administration degree for a 10-week summer program. The opportunity provides practical work experience, embedded in one of our five greater Milwaukee area hospitals, while enhancing the individual’s professional competencies and knowledge. Each intern completes a major project in one of the four areas: Finance, Quality / Safety, Hospital Operations, or Strategic Planning. Applications for Summer 2019 will be accepted December 2018. Questions about this internship can be directed to our Internships inbox. 

Pharmacy

The internship programs at Aurora Health Care help students at any point of their Doctor of Pharmacy program to acquire the necessary skills to be successful future residents and pharmacists. Most internships are year-long, though summer programs may be available. Internships in our inpatient, outpatient and retail pharmacies offer challenging positions aimed at tying in didactic education with real-life experiences in every type of specialty or scenario. Students can expect to utilize their education and leverage the resources of a large, integrated health care organization during their internship, helping to set them up for future success. For additional information, contact Laura Kreklow

Research

Over the past five years, the Aurora Research Institute has supported more than 80 new and returning students through its Milwaukee area summer internship and summer research fellows programs, as well as the AuroraBayCare research internship program in Green Bay. Interns receive expert mentorship from renowned researchers in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience and other emerging areas. Clinical, laboratory-based and professional opportunities are available, helping students to gain valuable insights to different research components through grand rounds seminars, mentorship experiences and capstone projects. For more information, visit https://www.aurorahealthcare.org/aurora-research-institute or contact research@aurora.org.

Credit Based Internships

Aurora works with many colleges and universities to offer internships in which the student receives course credits based on the hours worked in a hands-on learning environment. Because each school, program and department may differ in their requirements and expectations, there is no one-size-fits all approach for these internships. Contact your school’s career services department to learn more and to see if they currently have a partnership established with Aurora.

Externships & Certifications

Nurse Extern

As an extern, you’ll begin to work independently with guidance from our experienced nursing staff. Administer medications, IVs and admission assessments to supplement your education in an accredited two or four-year nursing program. For more information about our nursing careers, visit our Nursing careers page.

Family Therapy Training Institute

The Family Therapy Training Institute (FTTI) is a post-graduate certificate program designed to accelerate your development as a therapist working with individuals, couples and families. As a program of Aurora Family Service, we emphasize real-world learning and best-practice approaches that are trauma-informed and culturally humble. We are a diverse community of learners, dedicated to strengthening our broader community. For more information, visit the FTTI web page. 

Diverse Abilities Internships

Diverse Abilities

Our Diverse Abilities Program offers internship opportunities in partnership with the Temporary Work Experience program funded through the Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). This unique opportunity is intended to give a job seeker a first-hand, on the job experience. Interns have the support of an assigned external job coach that stays with them throughout the duration of the internship. The job coach works with the intern to develop an individual plan and transitional steps to meet job role expectations. This internship is a fully compensated internship that is funded by DVR for up to 90-days via a third-party employer. This experience allows those with diverse abilities (e.g., physical, cognitive, etc.) to gain valuable work experience. For more information, contact the Diverse Abilities inbox.

Summer Programs

Summer Internship

Our Summer Internship Program offers a very well-rounded experience. The internship program is designed to not only expose students to the day-to-day work of an Aurora employee, but to have the opportunity to attend professional development and social networking events throughout the summer, all while learning from other students and mentors, and having some fun along the way. For more information, contact our Interships inbox.

Make it in Milwaukee

Make it in Milwaukee is an immersive three-day, all-expenses paid experience held annually at the beginning of summer (exact dates change yearly), to proactively engage potential new hires who are exploring health care career opportunities, from finance to nursing. Through a partnership with NEWaukee, a social architecture firm that targets young professionals, we will familiarize college students with both Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care. For more information, visit the Make it in Milwaukee page or contact our Internships inbox.

Check out our Make it in Milwaukee program experience! 

High School Programs

Employ Milwaukee

Aurora Health Care and Employ Milwaukee Workforce Investment Board are part of The Center for Healthcare Careers of Southeast Wisconsin (CHCSEW). For this program, we’ve chosen key entry level positions at several of our Milwaukee area hospitals and clinics for high school students to begin working, with the goal to help them gain experience while exploring career options. We also foster collaboration with community schools that support our students in their career explorations, ultimately helping them to achieve early and lasting career success.

Inspire Southeast Wisconsin

Not quite an internship, Inspire Southeast Wisconsin offers opportunities for high school students to have direct interactions with regional companies, including Aurora, through learning opportunities like career fairs, job shadows, company tours, mentors and more. 

Youth Apprenticeships

The goal of Youth Apprenticeships is to help high school students become college and career ready. They’ve found that preparing kids for their next steps involves more than just classroom instruction – in some cases, students need hands-on experience in the work world, which is where organizations like Aurora come in. Students spend about 15 hours per week outside of their school, inside our doors: working, learning and earning, preparing for their future. Many students stay on at Aurora while they pursue their secondary education, taking advantage of our tuition reimbursement program for team members.