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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.
Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) is pleased to announce that the FY2023-24 application cycle for the Graduate Intern Stipend Program (GISP) is now open!
PLEASE INSTRUCT STUDENTS TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION ONLINE ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023.
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.
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 ACBHInternshipProgram@acgov.org or call 510-567-8093