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Policy Intern - Summer 09
 
 
About the Organization
Name: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Department:
Industry: Non-Profit/NGO
Description: The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit association of 1,600 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addiction disorders to nearly six million adults, children, and families in communities across the country. Serving as the national voice of the provider community, the National Council advocates within all levels of government to ensure all adults, children, and their families have access to quality behavioral healthcare. The National Council is located at 1701 K Street, at the Farragut North Metro Stop on the Red Line.
 
About the Position
Internal Ref.:
Job Type: Internship
Related Areas: Behavioral Science
Health Care Administration
Public Health - General
Public Health Law
Openings: 3
Location: Washington, DC (United States) | Map It!
   
Description: Interns gain substantive experience in state and federal policy on issues affecting adults and children with mental disabilities and the organizations that provide them community-based mental health and addictions treatment. Interns conduct varied research—e.g., legislative, social science, regulatory—and produce fact sheets and policy papers. Recent intern projects included facts sheets and issue briefs on a wide array of topics, such as the continuity of health care benefits for justice-involved individuals with mental illness, state mental health parity laws, mental health and substance use disorder preventative and diagnostic interventions in the primary care setting, and women with mental illness who are victims of domestic violence.
   
Compensation: Interns may work for academic credit and/or a stipend of $12/hour, up to $2,500/semester.
Qualifications: Interns should have strong analytical, research, and computer skills, including the ability to effectively use the Internet. Graduate students are preferred, but stellar undergraduates with a strong interest in healthcare and/or disability policy will be considered.
CPH Required:   No 
Start Date: June 1, 2009 (flexible)
Other: No Response

Posting available until Friday, April 17, 2009
 
For more information, contact:
Name: Mohini Venkatesh
Address: 1701 K Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-684-7457
Fax: 202-684-7472
E-mail: mohiniv@thenationalcouncil.org
Web: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/internship_opportunities
How to Apply: A complete application includes the following: Cover Letter: Should express your specific interest in the mission and purpose of the National Council and the addiction and/or mental health advocacy field. Resume: Please include any relevant professional and academic experience. Writing Sample: Maximum 3 pgs. Please send your application to: Mohini Venkatesh, MPH Policy Associate National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare 1701 K Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006 MohiniV@thenationalcouncil.org