For the past ten years, the National Council for Behavioral Health has provided valuable real-world experience in the field of behavioral healthcare policy and practice. Interns from across the country have been able to leverage their interests and expertise to engage in substantive learning opportunities through various National Council initiatives. Examples of past intern projects and responsibilities include:
- Development of marketing plan for member engagement in practice improvement initiatives
- Execution of legislative fact sheets to be distributed to members of Congress
- Analysis of evidence-based practices to inform proposal/grant development
- Development of social media and marketing plans
- Participation in meetings on Capitol Hill with members of key Senate and House committees
- Creation of e-newsletter benchmarking analysis
- Attend briefings and coalition meetings with national partners on behalf of the National Council
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must demonstrate strong analytical, writing, and research skills. Interested individuals must have basic knowledge in at least one of the following areas:
- Mental illness
- Addiction disorders
- Healthcare reform
- Public policy
- Integrated primary care and behavioral health service delivery
While graduate students are preferred, applicants that meet the following criteria will also be considered:
- Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study by the start of the internship, and have relevant education and work experience in a related field.
- Recent undergraduates who have completed an undergraduate degree within 6 months of the internship start date.
Closing Date: Apply online by 5:00pm EST on Friday, August 14th, 2015
Interns may work for academic credit or a stipend of $12/hour, up to $5,000/semester
Fall internships typically start in early/mid September and end in mid-December. Both part and full-time positions are available.
Apply and find more information here.