Behavioral Health Services

Non-paid assignment

Position Description:

This un-paid internship experience will be with the Behavioral Health Division of the Nashville Public Health Department.
Time Commitment: This project will run for 6 months . It is reasonably expected that the intern will dedicate up to 16 hours per week to support the project
To maximize the internship experience the internship duties will include; Participate in meetings related to behavioral health assessment, internal to MHPD and with community partners. Under direction of intern supervisor, develop a policy impact assessment that answers the following questions; what policies related to the behavioral health system exist at the local, state and federal levels? Which are most relevant? What are the economic, social and cultural impacts of these policies? Prepare policy impact assessment and recommendations reports in a variety of formats for various audiences, including a comprehensive written report. Support other assessment processes, including the creation of a behavioral health profile, focus groups, surveys, etc. Provide support to Behavioral Health staff as needed for a variety of other projects impacting community behavioral health. Obtain exposure to public health, particularly using a public health approach to impact behavioral health.

To apply please follow the steps below Click on the link below, enable editing and complete the intern application in its entirety: E-mail it to or submit it by fax to 615-340-0497. Subject Community Development & Planning Internship).

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum qualifications:
Must have completed Bachelor's degree , and currently enrolled in a related graduate degree program (e.g. Public policy, community development, public health, social work, etc.)

Preferred Experience:
Strong understanding of policy and its impacts on systems and programs. Proficient in MS Office software, and knowledge of design software (e.g. InDesign). Able to build positive and cooperative relationships with others, and maintain those relationships over time.