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LAUNCH Program

This 12– to 14–week paid summer internship includes a four-day orientation, additional clinical orientation to an assigned unit and the opportunity to work closely with a nurse manager, preceptor and supervisor. As a Leading the Advancement of Undergraduate Nurses at Children’s National (LAUNCH) Nurse Trainee, you will experience what it really is like to be a pediatric nurse and you will be able to complete all the tasks a certified nursing assistant may perform. For 2022, the program will have two start dates: May 16 and May 31, 2022.

Application Process

We will accept applications for the 2022 LAUNCH Nurse Trainee Program from Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Please note the application is posted under the job field category of Internship/Trainee. Applications are only accepted through this posting, and all applications will be reviewed by the Nurse Recruitment Team.

All applications should include:

  1. Completed application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume: Be sure to outline clinical experience
  4. Transcript
  5. Two letters of reference: One letter should be from clinical faculty

Selected candidates will then be invited to attend a virtual interview with a member of the Nurse Recruitment team. Interviews will be recorded and shared with unit leadership. The interviews will be held in January 2022. Final decisions and unit placements will be made by February 2022.

All questions regarding the LAUNCH Nurse Trainee Program should be directed to