Art Therapy Internship

Art Therapy Students

The Art Therapy program offers pre-practicum and practicum experiences for graduate students enrolled in a program accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CCAHEP). Accepted students will gain experience working with adult oncology patients at Markey Cancer Center as well as the adult inpatient psychiatric population at Eastern State Hospital.

Observation and Learning Participation

Students participating in a structured program that offers credit for volunteer experience may apply through the Office of Observation and Learning (OLE). Accepted learners will assist with the preparation of art materials, observe art therapy sessions and groups, and interact with patients. Learners may choose to volunteer at Markey Cancer Center and/or Eastern State Hospital.

Individuals who are interested in shadowing/observing a licensed art therapist for up to 8 hours are strictly observers and do not interact with patients. Accepted learners may choose to observe at Markey Cancer Center and/or Eastern State Hospital. Clearance for participation through the Office of Learning Experience (OLE) is required for accepted observers. Learn more about OLE »


Individuals who are interested in volunteering with the art therapy program and do not fit the criteria for Observation and Learning participation may apply through UK Volunteer Services. Accepted volunteers assist with preparation of art materials for patients and may have direct patient contact. Volunteers may choose to work at Markey Cancer Center or at Eastern State Hospital. Please view the Volunteer Services webpage for more information on the application process »

Anyone interested in the above opportunities may contact Fran Belvin, LPAT, at to initiate the process.

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