University of Alaska Southeast


Company: U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services
Location: Various locations
Position: Intern - Substance Abuse Prevention
Requirements: At least two years of study with an emphasis in public health or social science areas.

The Prevention Internship, 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 program in participating Tribes and Tribal Organizations throughout the United States

Since 2011, the Prevention Internship prepares interns to provide capacity-building Technical Assistance to support integration of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention services within tribal communities. 

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 for the duration of the internship

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving on evaluation and planning committees
  • Developing literature for outreach presentations, meetings, forums, and trainings
  • Developing a substance abuse prevention toolkit as part of a substance misuse social marketing campaign

Qualifications include:

  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions residency
  • At least two (2) years of study (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, 2018, are also eligible to apply
  • Two letters of recommendation from an academic and/or professional reference
  • 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; and
  • Experience in substance abuse prevention and/or behavioral health promotion

To apply, complete and submit the online application no later than Friday, April 6, 2018. See the internship announcement for more information.

Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Friday, April 20, 2018.  Selected candidates are expected to begin the Prevention Internship on May 16, 2018 

Contact: Prevention Fellowship Program
Contact at: (240)-485-1700 (x3622 or x3287);
Closing Date: Friday, April 6