Substance Use Disorder Internship

An internship specifically for students enrolled in a Drug and Alcohol Studies Program. Interns will provide direct support and counseling to clients in our Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs.


Key components of the position:

  • Facilitation and co-facilitation of groups
  • One on One counseling with clients
  • Collaboration in treatment planning process
  • Opportunity to attend trainings on best practices
  • Experience using Electronic Health Record System
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings and case conferences
  • Collaboration with supportive services such as Mental Health and Re-Entry Services

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Student must be registered with a Substance Abuse certifying agency.
  • Student must be willing to make a commitment of one academic year: fall and spring semester.
  • Students who are on active parole may not be eligible for an internship.
  • Student must submit a resume, letter of interest, two or more references and complete HeathRIGHT360’s online screening questions at
  • Student will need to take a computer literacy screening test and participate in a panel interview prior to selection.
  • If student is selected, student will have to present TB clearance and First Aid and CPR certification before the internship starts.
  • Prior to working with clients, the student intern will need to complete a series of trainings, including Electronic Health Record Training

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be open in June 2019. 

For questions, please e-mail our Education and Training Coordinator.

Contact Information

Please contact our Training and Education Department: