Intern / Extern Opportunities

McLaren Northern Michigan supports a variety of internship/experiences that are both clinical and non-clinical, dependant upon resource availability. Our mission to provide healthcare as we expect for our own family also includes creation of an excellent learning environment for students and interns.

Our Guiding Principles of SERVE also reflect our intent to support learning:
  • Safety...of our patients and staff
  • Excellence...in all that we do
  • Respect...for everyone all the time
  • Value...in all that we offer
  • Enthusiasm...as our way of life
Interested in pursuing a Career related to Health Care but are not yet enrolled in a program?
Helpful resources: 


Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Michigan Health Opportunities for Today and Tomorrow

These links provide information regarding:
  • Skills tests 
  • Career required skill and abilities 
  • Video clips of varied professions 
  • College program information by state 
  • Salaries and demand comparisons

Currently enrolled in a healthcare-related program:
Contact your program director, clinical/placement site coordinator or instructor to verify if there is an existing relationship with our Health System that supports your requirement for rotation. Coordination of potential new relationships for experiences at our facility will be facilitated by the identified lead at the college/university program and the clinical liaison at McLaren Northern Michigan.

Internship / Externship Opportunities
May be available to assist with fulfilling program requirements for graduation or to gain post-graduate experience.

There are no internship / externship opportunities available at this time.

Healthcare Career Observation (17 years of age and older):
At McLaren Northern Michigan, healthcare career observation is defined as a short-term experience (no more than eight hours) where a student is allowed to observe an assigned professional and ask questions about his/her career. This is a "hands off" experience with no assistance in patient care or other procedural areas. Healthcare career observation will be offered based on department and resource availability and are not available in the Emergency Department, Surgery, Recovery, Procedural Areas, ICU, and Labor and Delivery. 

Click here for information on Healthcare Career Observation.


Seeking summer / temporary/ part-time/ per diem (as needed) employment to gain experience in healthcare:
Employment in any area of our Health System will provide exposure to the healthcare environment and will provide experience in customer service, communication, teamwork, and providing safe and exceptional patient care.

Click here to view career opportunities