The Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program

Transform Your Career. Transform Healthcare.

The Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program is a one-year, paid internship that trains students to provide care coordination and behavioral health interventions while working with older adults in rural Kentucky. 

Join us for online information sessions about our student placement opportunities! 

February 21, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

February 26, 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

March 2, 11:00 am - 11:30 am 

About the Program:

This internship program provides a living expense stipend for qualifying UofL graduate students. Students in this program are trained to deliver integrated, effective, and evidenced-based care coordination and behavioral health services to older adults in rural Kentucky. 

Student will receive $28,352 stipend (doctoral-level) or $10,000 stipend (master-level) stipend for living expenses. Eligible students are in their final year of studies in the following University of Louisville graduate programs: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (doctoral-level), Counseling Psychology (master-level), and Social Work (master-level).

We invite you to explore the program eligibility and requirements as well as benefits that students receive. Click here to learn how to apply.

Are you an undergraduate BSW or foundation-year MSSW at the Kent School? We offer a parallel program that trains students in similar skills with the possibility of receiving up to a $5000 scholarship depending on available grant funds.

The Institute's Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program funded by our HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant.

Contact us to learn more!

Eligibility & Requirements 

Enrollment in final year of graduate studies in the following University of Louisville programs:

  • Doctoral-level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master-level Counseling Psychology 
  • Master-level Social Work

Willing to travel to Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, or Trimble counties.

The Flourish Network addresses the need for integrated behavioral health and primary care in rural counties. Students in this program will be expected to travel to the above counties to conduct geriatric assessments and to provide behavioral health services.

Interest in working with the older adult population. 

The Flourish Network seeks to address the often overlooked needs of rural, vulnerable, or medically underserved populations. We also work with the older adult Hispanic population in the six counties.

A commitment to work with a behavioral health setting after graduation.

We seek to increase the amount of qualified behavioral health professionals that can provide much needed services to rural and Hispanic older adults. Our goal is to have 75% of this program's interns employed within one year of graduation in behavioral health positions in rural areas. 

>> How to Apply<<

Interested graduate students need to apply in a two step process:

1. Contact the Institute via email to share your interest in participating in the internship program. 

2. Identify the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging as your practicum placement choice in your respective graduate program practicum application process. If you have questions regarding this step of the application, contact your graduate program's practicum placement facility coordinator to learn more. Click here to download the Flourish Behavioral Health Graduate Internship Program flyer.

Student Benefits

$10,000 stipend (master-level) or $28,352 stipend (doctoral-level) for living expenses. 

Students in this program will receive stipends to support living expenses.  

Professional training in interprofessional care and behavioral health interventions. 

Students will be trained in providing interprofessional care coordination and behavioral health interventions as part of the Flourish Model of Care. Students will be able to demonstrate competency on nationally recognized behavioral health standards.

The students in the Flourish Behavioral Health Graduate Internship Program will receive training in the evidenced-based iCCOA Curriculum. 

Earn Professional Certificate in Geriatric Interdisciplinary Behavioral Health- Primary Care. 

To enhance post-graduate employability in a behavioral health setting, students in our program will receive a professional certificate that recognizes their valuable skill set in providing effective behavior health interventions to meet the needs of older adults.

Career Development & Job Placement Services. 

Students will receive job placement and career development supports/training as part of their program experience. Our goal is to ensure students are equipped to be competitive, highly qualified job applicants in the field of behavioral health. 

Improve the lives of older adults in a transformative service coordination model.

Placement in this program will offer students a unique opportunity to be part of a new and innovative approach to delivering comprehensive and integrated care to older adults.