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Educational & Peer Intern Opportunities

Published on: 12/14/2015 2:36 PM

Department of Behavioral Health Services
Learning Partnership Division
1075 East Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95116-2244

Contact Information:

Alexis Horozan, LMFT
Intern and Career Pathway Coordinator
Learning Partnership Division
Phone: 1 (408) 792-3910
Fax: (408) 792-2158


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

Program Description

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

The Peer Intern Program provides trainings to develop both the knowledge and skill base of the intern in a variety of areas that include:

  • 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 Department of Behavioral Health Services, and County contract agencies, as well as on the Santa Clara County Department of Behavioral Health Services' Website. 

Applications are available at the Learning Partnership Division. For additional information, please contact the Intern and Career Pathway Coordinator.

To learn more, read the Peer Intern Program brochure.