University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Location: Juneau
Position: Intern - Substance Abuse Prevention
Requirements: At least two years of college (or 60 credit hours); two letters of recommendation; essay

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The Prevention Internship Program, a component of SAMHSA/CSAP’s Prevention Fellowship Program, invites qualified individuals with strong interest in substance abuse prevention and behavioral health, for a  5-month paid internship in participating Tribes and Tribal Organizations throughout the United States. 

The Prevention Internship Program offers participants front-line experience in the field of substance abuse prevention within Tribes and Tribal Organizations across the country. The Prevention Internship Program will focus on preparing 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 as well as trainings focusing on behavioral health and substance abuse prevention, the Strategic Prevention Framework, Cultural Responsiveness, and evaluation. The Prevention interns will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.

Prevention interns are accepted on a location-by-location basis, depending on the sites of Tribes and Tribal Organizations. Interns will receive a stipend of $15-20 per hour and will be required to work 40 hours per week from January 16 - May 11, 2018. 

Each intern will be assigned a mentor at his or her site. The mentor will be responsible for helping the intern to develop skills and learning, and for providing the intern with a detailed description regarding his or her roles and responsibilities. An intern’s responsibilities may include designing, coordinating, implementing, or assessing the performance of substance prevention programs. The work may include developing prevention plans to increase substance misuse awareness; developing prevention education programs; organizing and participating in trainings for staff or other organizations; and preparing and maintaining reports, records, and documents pertaining to funding sources, data collection, and program evaluation.

Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Friday, December 15. 

Visit the SAMHSA website for more information. 

Contact: Prevention Fellowship Program
Contact at: (240) 485-1700
Closing Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017