We are proud to partner with accredited secondary educational institutions to provide students with hands-on clinical training opportunities. We partner with these regional institutions: the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Augustana University and Concordia College.
Medical Laboratory Science
This 48-week course combines traditional classroom lectures with hands-on training in a real clinical laboratory.
Kick-start your career in radiologic science through our radiography program.
Prepare for a career in respiratory therapy through the NDSU/Sanford Respiratory Care Program.
A career in sonography is a great choice for detail-oriented people interested in medicine.
Sanford Health offers clinical internships throughout the year, providing mentoring, professional development and growth opportunities to students interested in a variety of health care careers. As the largest employer in the Dakotas, and one of the largest health care systems in the nation, we offer exciting opportunities to gain real-world experience and build useful skills to prepare you for the future.
Student nurses gain hands-on experience, expanding their clinical skills and knowledge in a variety of care settings.
This internship opportunity teaches art students what it means to work in a health care setting.
Child life internships are designed to introduce students to the role of a child life specialist in a variety of pediatric health care settings.
The program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in pharmacy operations.
Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research
Sanford Research offers the Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), which provides research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in research careers. This dynamic summer program allows you to apply your classroom knowledge by working in a laboratory under the supervision of a principal investigator and interacting with research teams that include graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
All non-clinical internships are 12-week paid programs open to current undergraduate college juniors, seniors and recent graduates with a record of outstanding academic achievement and leadership abilities. Sessions follow the fall, spring and summer academic semesters with a maximum of 400 hours per session.
Scholarships and Sponsorships
Whether you’re an employee, child of an employee, veteran, military member, or looking to pursue a medical career, Sanford Health offers a variety of medical scholarship and sponsorship programs to help fund your post-secondary education. Click below to learn about and apply for financial aid through one of our programs.
Sanford Undergraduate News
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Sanford Health Tech Summit gives college teams 24 hours to complete designs.