NKY Health

Student Learning

The goal of the student internship program at NKY Health is to provide the student with a learning environment in which they can gain valuable work experience, while also adding value to our programs.

Your Success Begins Here

Collaboration between academia and NKY Health staff accomplishes the following:

  • Provides meaningful learning experiences to students interested in a career in public health.
  • Offers learning opportunities that help public health professionals meet new and expanding challenges.
  • Helps to ensure that public health workers have the training and opportunities they need to provide the highest quality services to our citizens.
  • Builds relationships with academia to connect NKY Health staff with expertise in various disciplines.


Please note: All learning experiences at NKY Health are unpaid at this time. You may be required to complete an interview, and if selected, attend orientation.

What to Expect

General Placements

NKY Health has implemented a new student internship program. Opportunities are available for both graduate and undergraduate students in a wide variety of disciplines. 

The application to apply for a summer 2024 placement has been closed. Please check back here for our upcoming fall 2024 placement catalog.



All of our programs allow students to shadow our employees while they work, including population health, environmental health and safety, clinical services, and administration. If you are interested in shadowing at NKY Health, please send an email to student.coordinator@nkyhealth.org with your area of interest.

Clinical Placements

Clinical placements may include nurse practitioners (NP), role transitions, nursing, and dietitians. We encourage these students to apply for an experience at one of our four health centers and/or district office. For more information about our health centersclick here.
Please note: NP students must apply by the following deadlines:
Spring – October 1
Summer – March 1
Fall – June 1

Apply to the Student Internship Program

If you would like to be considered for an internship at NKY Health, please complete our Student Internship Application.


NKY Health is often asked to make its patient population and staff available for academic research studies. In addition, NKY Health staff often initiate and participate in research in an effort to improve services and programs.

If you are interested in partnering with NKY Health on a research project, please review our Research Policy and submit a Research Proposal and Agreement Form.

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