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Appalachian Regional Healthcare's Behavioral Health internship program offers students the unique opportunity to experience inpatient, outpatient, and EAP services. The internship will allow students rotations through these services and will provide students with valuable insight into the patient's experience. At this current time the Behavioral Health Unit is accepting interns at the undergraduate and the graduate level for both clinical and administrative internships. We encourage students to be open about their internship expectations and to tailor the content, length and hour requirements of the internship to meet their needs. Our internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please follow the links below for more information regarding ARHS's Behavioral Health Internship opportunities.

Internship Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: May 1 (Response back to intern applicant by June 1)
  • Spring Semester: September 1 (Response back to intern applicant by October 1)
  • Summer Semester: January 1 (Response back to intern applicant by February 1)


Types of Internships Available:

Inpatient Unit
3 students accepted each semester for a 1-day per week practicum or 1 student 5 days per week
Undergraduate or Master's Level Psychology, Counseling or Recreation Therapy

Nursing Interns for Inpatient Unit

2 nursing students per semester - 2 to 3 days per week

Outpatient Unit
1 student in Psychology or Social Work
Time split between Boone and Linville Outpatient Clinics

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Information Coming Soon.

How Do I Apply for a Behavioral Health Internship?