Dedicated? Skilled? Compassionate? Welcome.
The Flynn Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of care for future cancer patients and their families. We facilitate and fund college-level nursing internship programs with several of the country’s leading cancer hospitals. We are looking for passionate nursing students who are looking to create a meaningful and rewarding career path for themsleves while raising the visibility of the Oncology Nursing field.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
- The Flynn Foundation offers over 35 Fellowship positions each summer at several leading hospitals
- Eligible applicants must be college “rising seniors”, nursing majors, with a serious interest in the field of oncology care.
- Internship positions typically span 8-10 weeks in the summer, depending on the host Hospital’s specific program plan
- Experienced Preceptors serve as mentors and role models for our Fellows
- The interns (aka “Flynn Fellows”) are paid a competitive stipend.
- Please note: In some cases, “eligible schools” are restricted to the academic partners of the host Hospitals
- Applications typically open in early December and close by the end of January although the specific dates vary by hospital
- [hyperlink to schools and fellowship chart] Click here to learn which schools are eligible for each Fellowship opportunity.
2023 PROGRAM SUMMARIES & APPLICATIONS
Applications, criteria, and instructions are individualized by each hospital program partner. All Fellowship selection decisions are the responsibility of the respective program host Hospitals. Program Summaries and applications are in PDF format and can be downloaded.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world’s largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health and is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
CHOP is the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and our compassionate care has repeatedly earned us a spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.
Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit children’s hospital and is now the only freestanding children’s hospital in Connecticut. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. Connecticut Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine.
Hartford Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with perhaps the region’s busiest surgery practice, has been training physicians for over 160 years. The hospital garners numerous awards and recognition including being ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s latest Regional Ranking.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s Medical Center is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional health care for all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those who are most vulnerable. In October 2019, St. Vincent’s became part of Hartford HealthCare, the state’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
HopeHealth is a non-profit organization serving thousands of people each year in MA and RI. HopeHealth provides high-quality hospice, palliative, home care, dementia and grief support with unmatched expertise, compassion and respect for our community and is the only home care agency in RI to be certified by The Joint Commission in community-based palliative care.
New York, NY
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a world-class academic medical center committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. Based in New York City, it is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory, and preventive care in all areas of medicine.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Penn Medicine’s history of patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation’s first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, in 1751 and the nation’s first medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1765. Penn Medicine has pioneered medical frontiers with a staff who have dedicated their lives to advancing medicine.
Stamford Health is one of only 90 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International and is Great Place to Work Certified. Stamford Health is committed to compassionate, personalized care and access to the most sophisticated clinical expertise available.
UConn Health is an academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut school of Medicine in 1961. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.
In 2017, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family and Mass General Brigham system. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit charitable healthcare organization serving the surrounding communities with compassionate care and innovation since 1906. The Seacoast Cancer Center offers the most comprehensive cancer care in the Seacoast, providing medical oncology, immunotherapy and radiation oncology treatment. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is a recipient of the gold seal of approval by the Joint Commission.
Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution with an internal medicine residency and is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine and a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service to our communities. Service excellence is a top priority at Greenwich Hospital and for a second consecutive year, Greenwich Hospital earned a five-star hospital quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Smilow Cancer Hospital
New Haven, CT
Smilow Cancer Hospital has an affiliation with Yale Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Connecticut and one of only 54 Centers in the nation. Smilow offers 13 specialized cancer programs, each with multidisciplinary teams of clinicians with deep expertise in a specific type of cancer.
“The Flynn Fellowship confirmed my calling for pediatric oncology. It laid the foundation I needed for the rest of my career, and I would not be where I am today without it. I owe so much of my journey to this program.”
Gianna Bender, Boston College
Flynn Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Oncology Nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital