Thank you for your interest in becoming an Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program (OSUSPP) Undergraduate Intern for a semester of your academic career at OSU! OSUSPP’s mission is “to develop a comprehensive, effective, culturally responsive, technologically advanced, and sustainable system of suicide prevention at the Columbus and the five regional campuses of The Ohio State University.” Successful applicants will be able to offer specific skills to help advance this mission, but also have a strong desire to learn about suicide prevention and OSUSPP administration. We also try to select interns who represent a diverse cross section of majors, backgrounds, and student organizations at OSU.
Interns selected to join the OSUSPP team will have the opportunity to become campus leaders in mental health promotion and will work in a variety of campus suicide prevention efforts. Interns will develop skills in professionalism, mental health advocacy, and administration while learning the true meaning of prevention. OSUSPP interns will serve primarily in a clerical role but will also have opportunities to develop leadership skills, academic/research interests, and career goals through various outreach and programmatic work that supports the mission of the OSUSPP. Responsibilities of student interns include, but are not limited to, supporting the development of associate student organizations, creating and staffing outreach events, preparing suicide prevention gatekeeper REACH© trainings, communicating with staff/faculty/graduate/professional REACH© Trainers, weekly staff meetings, social media efforts, marketing, and others. Interns meet bi-weekly with the Assistant Director to develop goals and assess outcomes designed to fulfill the operational needs of the office and strengthen the intern’s academic and professional skills and interests.
To learn more about the internship experience, job duties, and expectations, please read the Semester Internship Position Summary.
Applications for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters open on Tuesday,April 6th. If you would like to apply for an internship position for either semester please visit HERE to access the form.
Current OSUSPP Undergraduate Interns
Past OSUSPP Undergraduate Interns
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