Addiction and Mental Health Services Administration


Washington, DC, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), which partners with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announces the selection of 22 students from undergraduate and graduate for SAMHSA summer 2022 internship program.

The SAMHSA Internship Program is specifically designed to equip graduate and recent undergraduate students from underrepresented populations to work in public health. The program is fundamental to SAMHSA’s efforts to reduce disparities in mental health and/or substance use disorders by building a diverse behavioral health workforce.

“We are honored to partner with SAMHSA on this important internship program and are thrilled to have recruited highly talented students from diverse backgrounds who have a passion for public health and want to make a difference,” Kelly said. Eaton, academic director of TWC. Officer and First Vice-President.

The interns selected for the 10-week summer 2022 internship, their current or most recent study programs and their universities are:

  • Kristen Amick, Master of Public Health, New York University
  • Clarissa Bennett, Master of Science in Social Work, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Hannah Berendzen, PhD Human Development, University of Texas at Austin
  • Liba Blumberger, Doctor of Public Health, Pennsylvania State University
  • Alyssa Carrasco, BSc Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Karlyn Conery, Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ninfa Cruz, Master of Public Health, Texas A&M University
  • Mary Davis, Master of Public Policy, University of Virginia
  • Devin Diggs, BSc in Neuroscience and Behavior, University of Notre Dame
  • Jorge Garcia-Cordero, Masters in Public Health, George Mason University
  • Amanda Greene, Master of Public Health, George Washington University
  • Ellen Gurung, Master of Public Health, George Mason University
  • Arushi Ishwar, BSc in Psychology, Haverford College
  • Eunice Larbi, Master of Public Health, Mercer University
  • Edward Owsley-Longino, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Xavier University
  • Heather Partridge, BS in Accounting, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Ritik Patel, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, East Carolina University
  • Melissa Riggs, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Computer Science, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Jessie Sadel, BSc in Public Health Sciences, American University
  • Emirrah Sanders, Masters in Public Health, Meharry Medical College
  • Ashree Shah, Master of Health Administration, University of Maryland College Park
  • Daquan Smith, Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration, University of Southern Mississippi

In this federally funded, full-time internship, interns gain hands-on experience through projects, special assignments, or research that support federal, state, and community programs, policies, and best practices in prevention and treatment. addiction and mental illness. Each intern receives a stipend of $5,000 to $7,590, depending on the duration of the internships. They also receive round-trip airfare for in-person placements and accommodation (if required) at a discounted rate.

Internship opportunities in the SAMHSA program are in a variety of areas, including:

  • Prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental health
  • Federal, State, and Local Policies and Regulations
  • Health informatics
  • Program administration, operations and management
  • Data research and analysis
  • Communication and social marketing
  • Grant Management

For more information on eligibility, benefits, application deadlines, and program dates, please visit the TWC website at .

About the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since our inception, we’ve helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college education into career paths. We use our scale and expertise to personalize each student’s experience so that it is truly transformative.

About the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the nation’s behavioral health. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of addiction and mental illness on American communities.


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