Do externship students get paid?
No externships are unpaid and on a volunteer basis. However, Internships are paid and would go by the states minimum wage laws.
--- This is not true. In nursing, externship students are paid and internships are for school credit without pay. I am currently a student nurse extern and I am being paid. Other classmates of mine who are externs this summer at other hospitals in the area are also being paid. The usual pay is between $10-13 per hour and the extern position usually leads to being hired after graduation and NCLEX. Externships are an excellent way to get your "foot in the door."