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Applications are being accepted by the following participating Organizations:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Anchorage, AK)
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council (Anchorage, AK)
  • Dena Nena Hanesh Tanana Chiefs Conference (Fairbanks, AK)
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Harbor Springs, MI)
  • Native American Health Center (Oakland, CA)


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:
  1. U.S. citizenship or U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions residency;
  2. 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;
  3. Two letters of recommendation from an academic and/or professional reference;
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

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