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Internships/Externships, Medical School and Clinical Rotations

Centra welcomes students who are seeking internship or externship experiences for high school, college or graduate school credit as well as those wishing to complete requirements for their medical school or other clinical rotations. Availability of opportunities is limited. Final approval of your placement will be granted from your preceptor and their department.

Prior to seeking placement, read the instructions below.

Due Dates for Internship Applications are: 

  • Fall (Aug-Dec) semester placement: Apply May 1- June 15 (notified by Mid-July)
  • Spring (Jan-April) semester placement: Apply Sept. 15 - Nov. 1 (notified mid-Dec.)
  • Summer (May-July) semester placement: Apply Feb. 2 - March 15 (notified mid-April)

Note: Any late applications with not be considered.

Eligibility

  • School affiliation is required prior to starting an internship/externship, Medical School or clinical rotation. The school and student must agree to follow all requirements outlined in the affiliation contract.
  • Student(s) must be enrolled in program of study to apply.
  • Centra does not offer internship opportunities for work experience. 

Placement

  • Placement in the requested department/profession is not guaranteed.
  • Submission of Internship Application found on this page, along with a cover letter and resume.
    • Due dates for internship applications are listed above.
  • Interview is required with the department and preceptor prior to placement.
  • Health Appointment, Human Resources, Security, and On-line Orientation requirements must be fully completed prior to beginning the rotation or internship/externship. Failure to do so will result in practicum being terminated until requirements are completed.
  • Internship/Externship or rotation placement may be terminated or changed at any time due to unsatisfactory performance, failure to comply with rules and policies or at the request of the department or preceptor. Centra has no obligation to place you elsewhere if you are terminated from your placement.

What you will need to provide Centra once you are placed

  • Current Resume
  • Copy of your immunization record from your doctor
  • Proof of Negative TB Skin test from the past 6 months
  • Proof of current Flu Vaccine if any part of your internship will occur Dec 1- March 31.
  • Availability for Health and Badge Appointments
  • Completed Centra Student Forms- to be sent to you once placement is confirmed
    •  2 page Demographic Form
    • Signed Confidentiality Agreement
    • Signed Rules and Policies
    • Department Orientation Checklist
    • If you need computer access, additional forms will be needed.

To Apply for an Internship, Please Complete this Application.

Do not forget to include a cover letter and resume when you submit it.

Please send, fax or email this application, resume and cover letter to:
Mail: Centra OMESA/ Onboarding Team, 1901 Thomson Drive, Suite A, Lynchburg, VA 24501
Fax: 434-455-2703
Email: OMESA.Onboarding@centrahealth.com