Graduate Intern Stipend Program

Graduate Intern Stipend Program

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), also known as Proposition 63, was passed by California’s voters in November 2004. Workforce Education and Training (WET) is an important MHSA component intended to fund strategies that address occupational shortages in the public mental health field through the development of academic pipelines, internships and financial incentive programs.

The Graduate Intern Stipend Program is a financial incentive strategy that is included in the BHCS WET Plan. This program is designed to recruit individuals into BHCS county-operated programs and contracted, behavioral health community-based organizations (CBOs), thus creating a public mental health workforce pipeline.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Graduate Intern Stipend Award cycle.

PLEASE INSTRUCT STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ONLINE ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2020.

We are looking for student applicants who meet eligibility requirements and are from diverse backgrounds to help increase the cultural responsiveness of our system, bridge gaps in skill sets, and improve language capacity. Please inform your 2020-21 school year students about this great opportunity to enhance their internship experience.

Each stipend is worth up to $6,000 for a maximum of 720 internship hours. The amount will be pro-rated, if the student works less than 720 hours.

For questions, please contact ebony.jacob@acgov.org or call 510-567-8093

The application deadline is:
Friday, October 9, 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

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