Thank you for your interest in becoming an Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program (OSUSPP) Undergraduate Intern! The OSUSPP offers semester (fall or spring) internships to undergraduate students each year. Our internships may be used for class credit with departmental approval. Successful applicants will have a strong desire to learn about suicide prevention and OSUSPP REACH© Training administration. Preference will be given to students who have a career interest in mental health, are studying social and behavioral sciences, or related majors.
Because we believe that preventing suicide is a shared campus responsibility, the OSUSPP is intentional about identifying and selecting interns who represent a diverse cross section of majors/minors, backgrounds, and student organizations at OSU. Interns selected to join the OSUSPP team for the 2018-2019 academic year will have the opportunity to become campus leaders in mental health promotion will work as part of an office team to develop unique ways to connect with staff, faculty, and students around suicide prevention in higher education. Interns will develop skills in professionalism, mental health advocacy, an administration while learning the true meaning of prevention.
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 SPP. Responsibilities of student interns include, but are not limited to, monitoring the development of associate student organizations, preparing for campus suicide prevention trainings, attending weekly staff meetings, social media sharing, technology use, and marketing. Interns receive excellent training and ongoing support, and typically become advocates for the mission of the Suicide Prevention Program long beyond their internship experience concludes.
To learn more about the internship experience, job duties, and expectations, please read the Semester Internship Position Summary HERE.
If you would like to apply for an internship position, the application can be found here.
The OSU Staff/Faculty Recommender Form can be found here link.
Past and Present OSUSPP Undergraduate Interns: