Internships and Residencies

We offer nursing students and new graduate nurses enriching opportunities to develop professional skills and experience through our various residency programs and fellowships.


We value offering paid and unpaid internships for various departments across the organization – these opportunities provide valuable learning experiences for students who are seeking to gain exposure in areas of interest. All current internship opportunities can be accessed through our Careers site.


For shadowing opportunities at select MLH locations, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Nurse Residency Program

This year-long program helps new graduate nurses in their first professional role ease the transition to practice. With a focus on nursing leadership nurse-driven outcomes and professional development, the curriculum is designed to enhance critical thinking skills and to support a nurse's ability to use outcome data to promote patient safety.

Nurse Residency Program application process

All applicants must be a graduate of an ASN/BSN program within the last year or an upcoming graduate of an ASN/BSN program within the next six months. There is one posting for all Main Line Health entities and units. During the application submission process, you will be asking to choice your top location/unit preference. Due to the high volume of applications, please refrain from contacting Human Resources about the status of your application, and while we do try to have each candidate interview where they have an interest, we cannot guarantee it as every interview is based on the applicant pool and position availability.


See below for the application posting timeline, based on graduation dates.

Spring 2024 cohort posting date: August 4th 2023
Nurse residency applicants who have nursing program graduation dates between July 2023 and December 2023.

Fall 2024 cohort posting date: December 1, 2023
Nurse residency applicants who have nursing program graduation dates between January 2024 and June 2024.

Nurse Externship

For those nursing students who have already completed at least one clinical rotation, a nurse externship allows the opportunity to gain patient care experience. To accommodate your busy life, we offer part-time rotating schedules for all shifts in most clinical specialties. These provide an exceptional opportunity to prepare for the clinical setting after graduation.

Perioperative Fellowship

We have a Perioperative Fellowship Program if you're a registered nurse interested in becoming an OR nurse. The program is offered separately for new graduate nurses and experienced acute care nurses interested in making the transition to the operating room.

Administrative Fellowship

This program provides recent graduates with the opportunity to join our administrative team and gain practical experience in a suburban, community-based health system.

Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program is a 10-week paid internship that connects diverse students pursuing advanced health-related degrees with experienced administrators and other health care professionals who serve as preceptors and mentors.