Research Internship

The Research Internship is a 10 month educational experience designed to expose nurses to research and evidence-based practice (EBP) principles and provide them with a mentored opportunity to complete a clinically relevant EBP or research project.

To date, 78 evidence-based projects have been completed by Research Interns, with topics ranging from feeding tube placement to the impact of vein trans-illumination on venipuncture in children and from the needs of families of hospitalized children to the perceptions of nurses caring for patients with low likelihood of recovery in critical care areas.

Purpose of the Program

  • Offer senior nursing staff, advanced practice nurses, nurse leaders and nurse managers interested in EBP and nursing research the opportunity to develop skills to successfully participate in and facilitate research related activities
  • Recognize Nursing’s key role in the generation and dissemination of knowledge
  • Improve the quality of care delivered to patients and families

Who Should Apply

If you’re employed at Strong Memorial or Highland Hospitals and have the desire to learn, challenge yourself, take part in cutting-edge research, and work with some of the best nurse researchers in the field, we want to hear from you.

Scope of the Program

Interns are given two paid education day per month for a 10 months to participate in the Research Internship. Each morning session is devoted to the research and EBP process. Afternoon sessions are spent on independent work relevant to the intern’s clinically- focused project.

The Associate Director of the Clinical Nursing Research Center (CNRC) is available to meet with interns to discuss their projects and to provide recommendations during each step of the process. Interns are expected to search literature and critically evaluate evidence for application to practice and their project. The culmination of the experience is a formal presentation open to the public in the afternoon of the last day of the internship, as well as the development of a scholarly publication.

How to Apply

Application materials are available on the Research webpage of the Nursing Intranet. Applications are accepted in the Spring of each year for an September start date.

Related Links:

Internship curriculum

Completed project abstracts

List of completed research intern projects

Additional Information