|Title:||Intern, Practice Improvement & Consulting|
|Department:||Practice Improvement and Consulting (PIC)|
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s mental health and addictions service and treatment organizations. For over 10 years, the National Council has offered internship opportunities to students of all ages who have an interest in applying their passion, education and skillset to projects at a national association focused on mental health and addictions. The National Council’s internship program brings together interns from various disciplines to professionally develop together under the auspices of the Business & Strategy Department, while being tasked out to specific departments of the organization to integrate into project teams and complete various projects and initiatives.
The National Council is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.
The Intern, Practice Improvement & Consulting, will work directly with a practice area leader to conduct research, create written products, and contribute to departmental projects focused on improving clinical, financial, and operational practices within community behavioral health and other points of care. Examples of past intern projects and responsibilities include: literature reviews on evidence-based practices in behavioral health such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); project summaries for our website and proposals for additional work; and survey reports which articulate practice challenges for policymakers and other external audiences.
The Practice Improvement & Consulting Department is organized into six practice areas: Health Equity; Health Care Delivery & Financing; Integrated Care; Mental Health & Substance Use; Leadership & Workforce Development; and Trauma & Resiliency. Based on need, the Intern, Practice Improvement & Consulting will span across these practice areas to conduct research and support project management of active initiatives.
· Attend staff engagement activities, including practice area meetings (as needed), department meetings, all-staff meetings
· Conduct online research in support of literature reviews, responses to member inquiries, environmental scans, and surveys of membership
· Support virtual learning on Zoom for various training events
· Quantitative and qualitative data entry and visualization
· Contribute to formatting, citation, and proofreading in Word and PowerPoint
· Research and writing on a variety of behavioral health care topics
· Create early copy for web content summarizing department initiatives
· Participate in professional development opportunities organized for interns, such as virtual meet-ups with organizational leadership, journal club, peer networking, and other professional development opportunities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must demonstrate strong analytical, writing, and research skills. Interested individuals must have basic knowledge in at least one of the following areas:
· Mental illness and addictions
· Healthcare reform
· Public policy
· Integrated primary care and behavioral health service delivery
The National Council welcomes applicants with the following profiles:
· Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study by the start of the internship and have relevant education and work experience in a related field.
· Recent undergraduates who have completed an undergraduate degree within 6 months of the internship start date.
· Graduate students or individuals who have recently completed their graduate education (in the past year) from social work or other clinical professional programs; public health; medicine; law; industrial engineering; or related field.
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