Intern – Behavioral Health

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States /
Altarum Institute – Population Health/Community Health /
/ Hybrid
Altarum’s internship program provides interns with challenging work related to their major, encourages professional growth and is recognized by the organization as a valuable part of our commitment to developing a talented and diverse workforce. The ideal candidate will need to be able to perform well in a fast-paced environment, be self-directed, motivated, and possess good writing skills and a strong attention to detail. 

Through this internship, you’ll gain experience working predominately with the Behavioral Health team conducting research and policy analyses on a range of behavioral health topics including access to care, provider sharing of behavioral health information, and behavioral health integration with primary care. 

Opportunity Perks:

    • Paid Internship
    • Part-time, minimum 8-10 hours per week
    • Beginning in June 2023, ending no later than Aug/Sept 2023
    • Hybrid with remote work and coming to Ann Arbor office, to engage with staff 


    • Under the direction of the Practice Area Intern Preceptor and project managers, your work may include conducting research, developing presentations, and writing reports.
    • Work may involve creating training and workshop materials, coordinating training and/or consultation virtual meetings, and assisting with deliverables on large projects.
    • Create a directory of national behavioral health resources, including peer recovery support services
    • Complete an updated map of state certification and training requirements for peer recovery support services 
    • Help prioritize states based on readiness and need for adoption of peer support recovery services, behavioral health access and integration solutions
    • Provide ad hoc support related to proposal development
    • Research and coordinate communications to key behavioral health stakeholders in priority expansion states for behavioral health solutions
    • Develop and present capstone project based on internship experience and contributions


    • Ability to work 8-10 hours per week
    • Must be currently enrolled at a college or university as a graduate student, in a related field (pursuing a public health or research based degree)
    • Particular interest and passion in the behavioral health field
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Experience in conducting library and internet research on best practices and policy topics
    • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate in a professional manner within a team

Logistical Requirements:

    • At this time we will only accept candidates who are presently eligible to work in the United States and will not require sponsorship 
    • Our organization requires that all work, for the duration of your temporary employment, must be completed in the continental U.S. unless required by contract 
    • Michigan location or within driving distance to Lansing or Ann Arbor, Michigan is strongly preferred. If you are local to our office in Ann Arbor, this role will be hybrid 
    • Must be able to work during eastern time unless approved by your preceptor 

Altarum is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system.  We work primarily on behalf of federal and state governments to design and implement solutions that achieve measurable results.  We combine our expertise in public health and health care delivery with technology development and implementation, practice transformation, training and technical assistance, quality improvement, data analytics, and applied research and evaluation. Our innovative solutions and proven processes lead to better value and health for all. 
In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (3% employer contribution plus opportunity for gainsharing), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.  
Altarum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.