SAMHSA/CSAP PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
2015 Prevention Internship Program
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the 2015 Prevention Internship Program for Tribes and Tribal Organizations.
The Prevention Internship Program, a component of SAMSHA/CSAP’s Prevention Fellowship Program, invites qualified individuals, with strong interest in substance abuse prevention and behavioral health, for a 5-month paid internship program in participating Tribal Organizations throughout the United States. Since 2011, the Prevention Internship Program prepares interns to provide capacity-building Technical Assistance (TA) to support integration of behavioral health prevention services within tribal organization systems. Interns will benefit from hands-on experience and trainings in competency areas such as behavioral health prevention, the Strategic Prevention Framework, workforce development, and evaluation. The interns will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.
Interns are accepted on a location-by-location basis. Please refer to the list of participating locations that will be accepting interns.
Prevention interns are accepted on a location-by-location basis. Interns will receive a stipend of $15 -20 per hour and will be required to work 40 hours per week from
April 13 through September 11, 2015.
WHO CAN APPLY:
: Individuals seeking selection into the internship program must meet the following criteria and provide associated documentation:
- U.S. citizenship or U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions residency;
- At least two (2) years of college (or 60 credit hours) from an accredited academic institution, with an emphasis in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas. In addition, students currently enrolled at a community college and who will earn their Associate Degree in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas by May 31, 2015, are also eligible to apply;
- Two letters of recommendation from an academic and/or professional reference;
- A detailed essay (of no more than two pages) on why the candidate should be selected for the internship, and how selection would support his or her career goals (to be completed through the online application); and
- Experience in substance abuse prevention and/or behavioral health prevention/promotion.
*Preference will be given to American Indian or Alaskan Native applicants and graduates of Tribal Colleges and Universities.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates beginning on Monday, January 26, 2015. To apply, complete and submit the online application no later than Friday, March 20, 2015. The online application is available at
Selected candidates are expected to begin the Prevention Internship Program Monday, April 13, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Monday, March 30, 2015.