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The FlourishCare™ Behavioral Health Internship Program


Transform Your Career. Transform Healthcare

Welcome to the FlourishCare™ Internship Program, a one-year internship for social work, couple and family therapy, and nursing students in Kentucky. Our program trains students to help adults with trauma-related behavioral health issues, particularly in rural areas.

  • Enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • Bachelor’s in Social Work
    • Master's in Social Work
    • Doctorate in Social Work
    • Foundation Couple and Family Therapy (UofL only)
    • Advanced year Couple and Family Therapy (UofL only)
    • Advanced year DNP-psych (UofL only)
  • Willingness to travel to internship sites in rural counties (to be determined upon acceptance into the program)
  • A commitment to use trauma-informed care in your work with a behavioral health setting after graduation
  • Interest in working with adults across the lifespan
Student Benefits
  • Multiple funding opportunities*:
    • $10,000 living stipends—UofL MSSW (advanced year only) and UofL Couple and Family Therapy (advanced year only) - limited
    • $25,000 living stipends —UofL Doctorate in Social Work
    • $28,000 living stipends—UofL DNP-psych only
    • Other scholarships available—amount varies
  • Interprofessional training in trauma-informed behavioral health care interventions
  • Trauma-Informed FlourishCare Professional Certificate
  • Career Development and Job Placement Resources
  • Improve the lives of adults using a trauma-informed integrated behavioral health-primary care coordination model

*Employment at the University of Louisville and other qualifying characteristics may make students ineligible for these awards


Interested students should reach out to Rachael Williams-Hale at [email protected] for further inquiry. Strong candidates will be invited for a follow-up interview.

If selected to participate in this program, please identify the UofL Trager Institute 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.


The Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program is funded by the UofL Trager Institute's HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant.