Please note, once matched to our site, interns are required to pass a urine drug screen and background check prior to employment. Failure of the urine drug screen or background check will prohibit the intern from being hired. Due to current Kentucky state law and state policies, this internship site prohibits the use of marijuana in ALL circumstances, and will refuse to hire students who tests positive for marijuana regardless of medical need, the presence of a prescription, or its legal status in Kentucky or other states. To pass a background check, interns can have no charges on their record, with the exception of minor traffic violations.


Interns are required to present at training locations and for mandatory scheduled activities on time, and to follow attendance policies. With current pandemic modifications, presence and attendance may be virtual.


Interns are required to follow the standard operating procedures of Western State Hospital, and may also be subject to policies implement by LifeSkills/Pennyroyal Center (the employing agency for professionals at the hospital). Updated Standard Operating Procedures will be provided during orientation, as appropriate.


Interns are expected to make use of supervision, to make every effort to progress through the stated internship training objectives, and to develop competence in general psychological practice as outlined in the internship activities.