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Internships / Practicums

Are you seeking an internship in the behavioral healthcare field? Horizon has internship opportunities for students enrolled in applicable 60 credit hour master's degree programs. Horizon Behavioral Health provides services to individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance use issues and/or co-occurring disorders in Lynchburg, VA and the surrounding counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Opportunities for related master's degree internships exist in our Admissions, Emergency Services, and Outpatient Departments. 

Additional behavioral healthcare related opportunities for internships are available in Therapeutic Day Treatment Services and Case Management. 

We also offer opportunities for clinical/preceptor hours for Nurse Practitioners. 

Horizon currently has internships and/ or clinical hours agreements with the following universities. 

  • Liberty University 
  • University of Lynchburg 
  • Longwood University 
  • Radford University 
  • Randolph College
  • University of Virginia 
  • Simmons College
  • Walden University

We are not taking internship/ practicum applications at this time.  If you are interested in an internship for the Fall of 2020, we will accept applications from May 1 to May 22, 2020.

Click and complete the application form below. 

For more information or to discuss possible internships in other areas of the organization, contact the Horizon Internship Coordinator at