Careers & Volunteers
Sub Page Menu
Careers & Volunteers

Student Opportunities at Broadlawns Medical Center

Broadlawns Medical Center provides quality clinical rotation, job shadowing and internship/preceptorship opportunities for health profession students at local community organizations, clinics and hospitals.  We work with colleges, universities and health profession training programs from across the country.

Our goal is to provide real-life experiences for our students, introducing them to a variety of health, science and medical careers available at Broadlawns Medical Center.  In addition, students will receive excellent resources and education while building relationships and creating networking opportunities. 

Application Process for ALL Students:

Please submit all required documentation at least 30 days in advance. 

  1. The on-line Student Application must be completed at least 30 days prior to your start date.
  2. Applicants must review the on-line Student Orientation packet.
  3. The on-line post-orientation Quiz must be completed with a minimum passing score of 94% (15/16 points) or higher. Please review the Student Orientation Packet prior to taking the quiz as only two attempts to pass the quiz will be allowed.
  4. The on-line Student Signature Page must be electronically signed and submitted.
  5. All paperwork must be submitted prior to consideration for an internship/clinical rotation/job shadow opportunity. Submitting the required paperwork does not guarantee placement.

We offer clinical opportunities in the following areas:

1. Job Shadowing (This is a four- to eight-hour time frame only.)

Job shadowing provides students experiences to observe actual health care professionals. Such opportunities allow students to explore and “try on” various health care careers. If you are interested in identifying and securing your job shadow experience, please see our approval process and requirements. In addition to the required application documents, job shadow applicants must also provide the following: 

  1. Proof of two MMRs or titer, and
  2. Proof of TB test within the last year. 
  3. If you are under the age of 18 years, the signed Medical Release must be submitted. This is to be completed by a parent or guardian.   Fax or email to Raian Hanson.

All paperwork must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.

You will be contacted within two weeks once all paperwork is submitted to schedule your job shadowing experience.  

2. Clinical Internships/Preceptorships and Clinical Group Rotations

Our initiative in providing clinical internships/preceptorships and clinical group rotations is to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to further developing student skills while serving our patients.  

Broadlawns Medical Center offers opportunities for internships, preceptorships and clinical group rotations in the following areas:

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
  • Behavorial Health
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dietetics
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medical Information Management
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiologic Technician


In addition to the required application documents, clinical interns/preceptors or clinical group applicants must also provide the following:  

  1. You must be enrolled in a college/university curriculum of study.
  2. Colleges/Universities must establish an affiliation agreement with Broadlawns Medical Center which will require students to have the following:
    1. A record of immunizations that includes two MMRs or titer
    2. TB test within the last four years
    3. Physical exam
    4. Criminal background test
    5. Proof of medical insurance
    6. Instruction on universal precautions of blood and blood borne pathogens and body infections
    7. HIPAA training
    8. Professional liability insurance with at least $1,000,000 per occurence and $3,000,000 aggregate covering the student

Contact Raian Hanson to confirm current affiliation agreements or to begin the process.



Submitting required application documents does NOT guarantee a student position at Broadlawns Medical Center. Placement depends on availability in the specific area(s) you request and the availability of staff. 

Please submit all required documentation at least 30 days in advance. 

All student opportunities at Broadlawns Medical Center are coordinated through Kari Ford and Raian Hanson

For more information, please contact:

Raian Hanson, Nursing Administration
(p) 515.282.2483 | (f) 515.282.2288

1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314-1597 | Phone 515-282-2200
© Copyright 2020 Broadlawns Medical Center | Anti-Retaliation Policy
Web Design by DWebware