The Ecumen Scholars Internship Program is accepting applications through April, 2016, from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) student nurses interested in working in senior health care. 

To be eligible, student nurses must be enrolled in a MnSCU nursing program (baccalaureate or two-year associate degree nursing program) and have completed the fundamental nursing course; be preparing for RN or LPN licensure; and have a satisfactory academic record.

Interns will have the opportunity to job-shadow an experienced nursing professional, who will provide the support and guidance needed to grow professionally.  The Ecumen Scholars Internship Program is designed to increase clinical and technical skills needed for senior care, develop organizational and interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, and provide mentorship.

“These internships give students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to a senior care setting,” said Jody Bloemke, the Ecumen Scholars Program Manager. “Interns practice hands-on care and develop clinical skills under the supervision of a nurse preceptor.”

Up to 100 internships will be available from May through August at the following Ecumen sites:

—Ecumen Bethany Community, Alexandria, MN

—Ecumen Detroit Lakes, Detroit Lakes, MN

—Ecumen Evergreens, Fargo, ND

—Ecumen Oaks & Pines, Hutchinson, MN

—Ecumen of Litchfield, Litchfield, MN

—Ecumen Pathstone Living, Mankato, MN

—Ecumen Evergreens, Moorhead, MN

—Ecumen North Branch, North Branch, MN

—Ecumen Scenic Shores, Two Harbors, MN

—Ecumen Meadows, Worthington, MN

Participants in the internship program who successfully complete all requirements will receive a $1,000 stipend.  For more information and to apply go to