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Great Paid internship with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration


Put your BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS education to work in the
SAMHSA Internship Program

A paid internship with SAMHSA is a solid return on your education investment.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is dedicated to building a diverse workforce that will lead the nation in implementing best practices and communicating important information to multiple audiences. The SAMHSA Internship Program is part of the agency’s efforts to attract the best and brightest and is open to highly qualified college and university students with interest and experience in the following areas:

  •   Business communications
  •   Business administration
  •   Information technology
  •   Behavioral and social sciences
  •   Public policy
  •   Public health

The SAMHSA   Internship Program is targeted to students who are women, disabled, veterans,   or Asian and Pacific Islanders as well as those in Hispanic Colleges and   Universities, Historic Black Colleges, Tribal   Colleges and Universities, and recovery institutions.

The 15-week SAMHSA Internship Program will introduce you to the effective strategies, messaging, and media used to educate and inform various audiences about prevention and treatment services. And it will help boost your career and give you a competitive advantage. As a SAMHSA Intern, you will work 40-hours a week on meaningful projects, gaining real-life experience in areas aligned with your course of study. You also will learn about the multiple leadership opportunities that exist within SAMHSA and where, as a part of the SAMHSA workforce, your knowledge and skills would have the greatest impact.

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Program Details

Location: SAMHSA, the agency in the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness, is located in Rockville, MD, a Washington, DC suburb.

Internship Dates: September 9 – December 20, 2013

Eligibility: To be eligible for the internship, applicants must:

  • Have proof of U.S. citizenship or a permanent resident registration card (I-151 or I-551). Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible
    • Be enrolled in an accredited academic institution or a recent graduate (within one year) of a Bachelors or Graduate degree. Veterans, unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Graduate Student Stipend: $480 a week, paid bi-weekly

Undergraduate Student Stipend: $380 a week, paid bi-weekly

Housing and Travel: Non-local interns will be placed in shared housing. SAMHSA will reimburse non-local interns who find and pay for their own housing up to $600 per month. SAMHSA will handle travel arrangements and pay for roundtrip fares and baggage fees for non-local interns traveling from their home to their temporary housing by plane, bus, or train.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2013

For more information and to apply, please visit

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