State of Massachusetts Contracted Student Interns in Northampton, Massachusetts

This internship opportunity is for an Undergraduate or Post-Graduate student who must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited College or University.

This position will work with the Adult Mental Health Services Division in the Western MA Area on a database project to identify factors that may influence the length of time between discharge from Vibra to either admission to an acute psychiatric hospital or incarceration. This will include obtaining data by review of DMH and Vibra hospital records. This project may promote the mission of DMH if its findings are used to improve access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness , enabling them to live, work ad participate in their communities for greater lengths of time. This is a continuation of a project begun last year by a student intern.

Analysis of factors influencing the time to admission to an acute psychiatric hospital or incarceration after discharge from a continuing care hospital unit

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The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

The salary range for this position is: Undergraduate $13-$16 per hour

Post-Graduate $15-$19 per hour

Monday through Friday, 9-5

Additional Information:

  • Benefits are unavailable with the exception of sick leave accruals.

  • All employees will be paid on a biweekly basis and must have direct deposit.

Period of Service:

5/29/2018 – 8/31/2018

Pre-Hire Process:

  • A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 413-784-9339.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Please see Preferred Qualifications.

For undergrad: This internship opportunity is for an Undergraduate student who must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited College or University

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Contracted Student Interns

Location: Massachusetts-Northampton-1 Prince Street

Requisition ID: 18000347