The Washington Center has partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer an internship program specifically designed to equip graduate students and recent undergraduates from underrepresented populations to work in the public health field.
We have an urgent need for full-time interns for the spring 2022 SAMHSA Internship Program. This is an exceptional opportunity for undergrad/grad students and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation) to gain practical experience and to make a difference through an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Priority Consideration Deadline for the spring internship program is 10/20/2021. The Final Deadline is 10/27/2021.
This is a fully funded program sponsored by SAMHSA, which provides a stipend. You will work full-time (40 hours/week) for the duration of your internship. The SAMHSA Internship Program is offered for the spring, summer and fall semesters. Due to COVID-19 considerations, the 2022 iteration of the program may be virtual.
Women, Veterans, persons with disabilities, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are encouraged to apply.
To be eligible to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (I-151 or I-551). Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible. Additionally, individuals must be authorized or eligible to work in the United States by law.
- Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible.
- Have completed their freshman year of college before the internship begins
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Recent graduates may apply if they participate within 12 months of their graduation.
- Be able to work full-time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship.
- Have a confirmed interest in working with SAMHSA.
TWC is accepting applications from current graduate and undergraduate students, and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation). Preferred majors (current master’s degree students or recent graduates of master’s programs preferred) include:
- Public health (MPH)
- Public administration (MPA)
- Behavioral and social sciences
- Public policy
- Business communications
- Business administration
- Information technology
Learn more at https://twc.edu/programs/samhsa-internship-program. To apply, click on How to Apply and complete the Program Interest Form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.