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Educational/Intern Opportunities

Published on: 1/28/2014 10:51 AM

The Workforce, Education and Training (WET) component of the Mental Health Services Act (2004) supports the ongoing development of the public mental health workforce and provides trainings  to support their success as an essential element of the public mental health workforce.

Peer Intern Program

The Peer Intern Program provides an opportunity to consumers to receive valuable work experience and training in a supportive environment. The program provides placement into a variety of programs within the Mental Health Department, along with trainings to develop skills and receive supervision to maximize a successful entry/re-entry into the workforce.

The Peer Intern program provides training in a variety of areas to develop both the knowledge and skill base of the intern.

  • Peer Support
  • Group facilitation
  • Program Development
  • Clerical/Computer skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Information and Referral

Intern positions, when available, are announced throughout both the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department and the County contract agencies, as well as on the Santa Clara County Mental Health website. 

Applications are available at the Learning Partnership Division, 1075 E. Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor, and San Jose, CA 95116.  For additional information, please contact the Intern and Career Pathway Coordinator at (408) 792-3900.