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The Health Care Administration program requires students to complete a twelve (12) week full-time, internship experience in an approved health care facility. The NAB Accredited Health Care Administration program with Long Term Care Administration Certificate requires students to complete a twenty-five (25) week full-time, internship in an approved health care facility with majority of hours in a licensed nursing facility.

In order to be eligible for internship, the student MUST meet the following requirements:

Note: all program course work must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.

1. Possess a MINIMUM OVERALL GPA of 2.5.

2. Comply with internship placement policies and procedures.

3. Submit a site affiliation agreement form and request for internship approval from Advisor.

The HCA faculty has created a guide to the internship experience. Students should print this off and review prior to beginning their search for an internship. Click below.


Example Internship Opportunites

Commonwealth of Kentucky Internship Program

Barren River Health Department

Baptist Health Corbin, Contact Amy Steely

Graves Gilbert Clinic, Contact Human Resources Director

Long Term Care (local)

      Massey Springs Senior Living (Independent Villas, Assisted Living, Memory Care)  
      Magnolia Village Alzheimer's Skilled Nursing Facility
      Chandler Park Assisted Living and Memory Care
      Hospice of Southern Kentucky, Inc
      Home Instead Senior Care (Bowling Green and Covington, KY and Franklin, TN)
      Signature Healthcare Administrator in Training Program
      National Healthcare Corporation Administrator in Training Program (NF, AL and Home Health)
      Atria Senior Living (AL, Home Health, Senior Housing)
      Christian Care Communities, Bowling Green (AL, NF, Home Health, Senior Housing, TCU, Memory Care, Outpatient rehab)

Arcadia Senior Living (Independent living, assisted, memory, respite care)

Cal Turner Rehab and Specialty Care (nursing facility adjoined to an acute care facility)

T.J. Samson Community Hospital and Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU)

Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital (long term acute care hospital)

Commonwealth Health Corporation (hospitals, outpatient, ambulatory care, adult day, specialty clinics, nursing facility, etc.)

Humana Infusion Program and Specialized College Program

American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital

Glassdoor, Search for internships and jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages

INDEED, Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages


Also visit Public Health Job Opportunities and Resources for Graduating Students

*Not all internship locations are listed here.  Check with the Public Health office for a list of currently affiliated locations or to obtain information about adding a location that is not currently affiliated.

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 Last Modified 2/11/19