Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HHS Graduate Student Internship

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announces a new internship program for graduate students and has extended its application deadline to February 5, 2010 to select up to 30 qualified students from schools of public, behavioral, and allied health.

The Graduate Student Internship is a program component of CSAP’s Prevention Fellowship Program. Interns receive a stipend of $15 per hour and work a 40 hour week for 48 weeks in state health agencies with mentor supervision. The internship provides hands-on experience and web-based training to improve their skills and knowledge of substance prevention practices.

To accommodate the full-time graduate student’s schedule, interns will have the option to develop a flexible work schedule and possibly telecommute to their State agencies. The flexible hours and telecommuting will be determined on a State-by-State basis, and will be left to the discretion of the State mentors.

The attached Program Announcement provides additional information. Program details and how to apply online can be found at http://www.seiservices.com/samhsa/csap

The Deadline for receiving applications is extended to February 5, 2010.