The Student Center is a major resource for students interested in educational and professional careers in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field.

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Professional Organizations
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Careers, Licensures and Certifications
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Graduate Programs and Other Student Related Information

Featured Program

2017 Summer Fellowships in Disability Policy Research Opportunity!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our Fellowships offered!  Selected participants receive a stipend for their participation.  While these opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects.  We hope for strong participation from the MSI/HBCU communities.

Information can be found  HERE

Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

The 2017 summer fellowship program is an opportunity for graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines to learn about the current state of disability policy, pressing policy issues surrounding the employment of individuals with disabilities, and how to conduct high-quality research in these areas.  Specifically, this fellowship opportunity is for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (pre-dissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2017 at Mathematica Policy Research’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy.  This opportunity is funded under a cooperative agreement between Mathematica Policy Research and the Social Security Administration, via its Disability Research Consortium.

·         Summer Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,500 over the fellowship period.
·         The submission deadline is February 10, 2017.

Dissertation Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

The dissertation fellowship program provides financial support to outstanding doctoral students from diverse fields conducting high-quality research in areas of significance to disability policy.  Mathematica Policy Research is pleased to offer up to four such fellowships in 2017.  This fellowship is for students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy, and in contrast with the summer fellows program, dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution.  This opportunity is funded by a cooperative agreement between Mathematica and the Social Security Administration, through its Disability Research Consortium.

·         Each selected dissertation fellow will receive a stipend totaling $28,000.
·         The submission deadline is February 17, 2017.


 

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

 

THE 2017 HBCU ALL-STAR APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
Nominate yourself as an HBCU ALL-STAR!

It’s that time of year again! The 2017 HBCU All- Star application is now available! The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The Initiative will recognize undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement!

2017 Application deadline is May 12, 2017

Application and additional information
**All application materials must be submitted electronically as one PDF document to hbcuallstars@ed.gov  by Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:59pm EST


Stoneleigh currently prioritizes Fellows whose work directly impacts policy and practice in Greater Philadelphia.  Given the deep connection between state policies and outcomes for children and youth in our region, the Foundation is also committed to projects focused on effecting change at the state level in Pennsylvania. More

 

 


Learning Today for Leadership Tomorrow

Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine

The Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy (UHSA) at Morehouse School of Medicine was created in response to the growing need for health care professionals in Georgia’s underserved urban and rural communities.

The program recruits current undergraduate students matriculating in the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). Through STEM courses and other interventions, the academy’s goal is to add to Georgia’s healthcare workforce while also diversifying that workforce in the state and nation.

Objectives are to improve students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, enhance standardized test preparation, and provide science-enriched coursework to foster new interest in medicine and health professions.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria by the application deadline:

  • Current enrollment at one of the AUCC institutions: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College or Spelman College.
  • Completion of 12-24 credit hours of post-secondary education at time of application submission.
  • Declared a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics with an expressed interest in health care or biomedical sciences.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be nominated by a current faculty member.

Applications will be available on October 17, 2016. Please direct all inquiries to UHSA.MSM@gmail.com or call (404) 756-5728.

To learn more please click here


2nd annual Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED) Program 

Prospective junior and senior undergraduate students should submit their application to the Neuroscience Graduate Group by the January 15, 2016 deadline. Applications, transcripts, and letters may be mailed or emailed to Cristeta Rillera (cmrillera@ucdavis.edu). A committee of four faculty members and two graduate students will review all applications and invite ~30 students to attend the two-day event held on April 21-22, 2016. The UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Program will provide for travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and food.

Over the course of two days, attendees will be actively involved in lab tours, workshops, poster sessions and mini-lectures. They will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and current graduate students in our graduate program. The overall goal of this event is to educate the students about the doctoral degree, graduate school and the admissions process. The hallmark of this program is the essential skill-biulding workshops that will help attendees succeed in applying to competitive graduate programs. Workshops will include mock interviews, how to identify and apply to graduate programs, how to write a personal statement, and preparing for the Graduate Record Exam. Most importantly, we aim to establish and foster strong working relationships with attendees and the undergraduate institutions that serve them.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please visit our website at http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/grad/outreach/index.html or contact Cristeta Rillera (530.757.8845 orcmrillera@ucdavis.edu

Conferences

Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy
Thank you to all for attending the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy, held March 13-15, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The presentations and photos have been uploaded to the LEM Registration Website which can be below. Select your registration category and you will be able to view the files.
Click here for more information

Internships and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA – NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an
addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

Click here for more information

Behavioral Health Workforce Development Opportunity

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, at Morehouse School of Medicine, Health Policy Fellowship Program is currently recruiting and seeking applications for the Health Policy Fellowship Program. For questions, please contact L. Lerissa Smith, MPH at healthpolicyfellowship@msm.edu

Click here for more information

Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors

Master’s Level Grant by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). All questions should be directed to Dr. Shafiq Qureshi, NMFP-AC Program Manager by email or phone at 703-741-7686 x114.

Click here for more information

The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University Center

Alcohol abuse and addictions research Brown Medical School, Center for alcohol and addiction studies

Click here for more information

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence

Educational Opportunities

Click here for more information

USA Jobs-Student Jobs

Federal fellowship and internship position for students.

Click here for more information

Upcoming Webinars

5/23 Your Brand and Your Message: Keys to Sound Leadership

2pm-3pm EDT

With this webinar, participants will glean insights on establishing and controlling a clear, distinguishable brand as well as devising cogent messages that connect with targeted audiences.

We will also discuss related communications techniques that enhance outreach and engagement vital to conveying strong leadership, both on campus and beyond.

Register Now!

 

June 22 nd 2017~ 2pm-3 pm EDT

Campus Pride Training for Trainers Programs

The webinar will provide an in-depth look at Campus Pride Stop the Hate and Safe Space training programs. We will share the learning outcomes, content and the methods for bringing a program to a campus.

Register Now!

 

July 27 th 2017 ~ 2pm-3pm EDT

America’s Health Responders: Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Presenter: LaMar Henderson, MSW, LICSW, BCD

Commander, U.S. Public Health Service

Northeastern Central Services Branch Chief- Division of State HIV/AIDS

Programs

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

and

Presenter: Alexia Blyther, MSW, LICSW

LCDR, United States Public Health Service (USPHS)

Public Health Advisor -Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(SAMHSA)

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Division of State

 

TBD

Impact of Counseling Centers on Retention Rates

This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

Bring awareness to the impact of counseling centers on retention rates.

Encourage the appropriate use of the counseling center Put a face on mental health in the Black community

Register Now!

Featured Program

12/1 Seeking Students for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities.

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few.

The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service.

 

The selection process for the Presidential Management Fellows Program consists of the following:

1.Application

2.Submission of an Essay

3.On-Line Assessment

4.Finalist Selection

5.Agency Placement as a Fellow

 

Students May Apply by December 1, 2016 at:  https://apply.pmf.gov

 

There are a number of helpful resources on our PMF website for your institution at: https://www.pmf.gov/academia/resources.aspx

 

Academic Flyers for Campus: https://www.pmf.gov/media/99678/2017_pmf-110-d_11-10-16.pdf

 

Additional Helpful Webpages:

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela J. Maimer, Ph.D. 202-606-5215 or pamela.maimer@opm.gov ASAP.


Learning Today for Leadership Tomorrow

Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine

The Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy (UHSA) at Morehouse School of Medicine was created in response to the growing need for health care professionals in Georgia’s underserved urban and rural communities.

The program recruits current undergraduate students matriculating in the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). Through STEM courses and other interventions, the academy’s goal is to add to Georgia’s healthcare workforce while also diversifying that workforce in the state and nation.

Objectives are to improve students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, enhance standardized test preparation, and provide science-enriched coursework to foster new interest in medicine and health professions.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria by the application deadline:

  • Current enrollment at one of the AUCC institutions: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College or Spelman College.
  • Completion of 12-24 credit hours of post-secondary education at time of application submission.
  • Declared a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics with an expressed interest in health care or biomedical sciences.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be nominated by a current faculty member.

Applications will be available on October 17, 2016. Please direct all inquiries to UHSA.MSM@gmail.com or call (404) 756-5728.

To learn more please click here


2nd annual Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED) Program 

Prospective junior and senior undergraduate students should submit their application to the Neuroscience Graduate Group by the January 15, 2016 deadline. Applications, transcripts, and letters may be mailed or emailed to Cristeta Rillera (cmrillera@ucdavis.edu). A committee of four faculty members and two graduate students will review all applications and invite ~30 students to attend the two-day event held on April 21-22, 2016. The UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Program will provide for travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and food.

Over the course of two days, attendees will be actively involved in lab tours, workshops, poster sessions and mini-lectures. They will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and current graduate students in our graduate program. The overall goal of this event is to educate the students about the doctoral degree, graduate school and the admissions process. The hallmark of this program is the essential skill-biulding workshops that will help attendees succeed in applying to competitive graduate programs. Workshops will include mock interviews, how to identify and apply to graduate programs, how to write a personal statement, and preparing for the Graduate Record Exam. Most importantly, we aim to establish and foster strong working relationships with attendees and the undergraduate institutions that serve them.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please visit our website at http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/grad/outreach/index.html or contact Cristeta Rillera (530.757.8845 orcmrillera@ucdavis.edu

Conferences

Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy
Thank you to all for attending the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy, held March 13-15, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The presentations and photos have been uploaded to the LEM Registration Website which can be below. Select your registration category and you will be able to view the files.
Click here for more information

Internships and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year
ALEXANDRIA, VA – NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.
Click here for more information

Behavioral Health Workforce Development Opportunity
The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, at Morehouse School of Medicine, Health Policy Fellowship Program is currently recruiting and seeking applications for the Health Policy Fellowship Program. For questions, please contact L. Lerissa Smith, MPH at healthpolicyfellowship@msm.edu
Click here for more information

Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors
Master’s Level Grant by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). All questions should be directed to Dr. Shafiq Qureshi, NMFP-AC Program Manager by email or phone at 703-741-7686 x114.
Click here for more information

The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University Center
Alcohol abuse and addictions research Brown Medical School, Center for alcohol and addiction studies
Click here for more information

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Educational Opportunities
Click here for more information

USA Jobs-Student Jobs
Federal fellowship and internship position for students.
Click here for more information

Minority Fellowship Program: Application Deadlines
Grantee Organization
Application Period for the MFP Traditional PhD Program
Application Period for the MFP- Masters Level Youth Focused Program
Application Period for the MFP- Masters Level Addictions Counseling Focused Program
Application Link
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
11/7/2016 – 1/17/2017
11/7/2016 – 1/17/2017
N/A
American Nurses Association
4/30/16 4/30/17
Applications Open Until all vacancies filled
N/A
American Psychiatric Association
10/31/2016- 1/30/2017
N/A
N/A
American Psychological Association
10/1/2016 –1/15/2017
10/1/2016 –1/15/2017
N/A
Council on Social Work Education
12/2016 – 2/28/17
Spring 2017
N/A
National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates
9/1/2016 – 10/31/2016
9/1/2016 – 10/31/2016
9/1/2016 – 10/31/2016
NAADAC: the Association for Addiction Professionals
N/A
N/A
9/30/2016 – 8/1/2017 Note: This application cycle will be an open “rolling application” period.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Washington Internship Program
The Washington Internship Program – a combination of work and study – places undergraduate and graduate students, or college graduates, in our nation’s capital for a semester.
Click here for more information

YEAR LONG INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Mental Health America
Click here for more information

FEDERAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Click here for more information

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence Educational Opportunities
Click here for more information

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Careers, Licensures and Certifications

SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services & Information
State of the Art information on mental health
Click here for more information

Addiction Technology Transfer Centers
The ATTC Network transmits the latest knowledge, skills and attitudes of professional addiction treatment practice
Click here for more information

Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
A Morehouse School of Medicine and HBCU-NRC internal partner that services the states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina’s addiction treatment practices
Click here for more information

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma (ADS)
Section on center on mental health
Click here for more information

Active Minds
National peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students
Click here for more information

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus
Information about student run campus affiliates
Click here for more information

The Jed Foundation
Non-profit focusing on college student mental health and suicide prevention
Click here for more information

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Graduate Programs and Student Orientation Information

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

About.com’s Surviving and Succeeding in Graduate School
About.com’s guide to everything you need to know about Graduate School
Click here for more information

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Chronicle Careers
Jobs and important information about succeeding in higher education
Click here for more information

The Council for Opportunity in Education
An organization that helps provide equal educational information for postsecondary education
Click here for more information

The Graduate Game Plan
A guide for students through the primary stages of graduate education. Compiled by the University of British Columbia
Click here for more information

Mentor Net
Need a mentor? Here is a great place to start. And be sure to come back shortly to the HBCU-NRC to find out more information about our mentoring program.
Click here for more information

Surviving Graduate School
A National Institute of Health website that provides information for potential graduate students
Click here for more information

Ph.D Life: Surviving the Early Years
A heart-felt article about an African American single mother pursing a Ph.D.
Click here for more information

STUDENT ORIENTATION INFORMATION

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA)
Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
Click here for more information

Active Minds
A national peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students
Click here for more information

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus
Information about student run campus affiliates
Click here for more information

The Jed Foundation
Non-profit focusing on college student mental health and suicide prevention
Click here for more information

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association)
Mental health information including depression in college students
Click here for more information

The U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
Up-to-date information on model programs on campuses
Click here for more information

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Research, information, resources, news, and events: An excellent site for comprehensive, evidence-based information.
Click here for more information