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Job Opportunities

The NCSMH offers clinical, research, policy, and training opportunities related to school mental health and behavioral health for children, adolescents, and transition-aged youth.  When positions are available they are posted on under the faculty and Postdoc Jobs or Staff Jobs under the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. If there are no open opportunities and you would like to indicate your interest, please send a cover letter and resume to Shawn Orenstein.

Psychology Internship Training

The University of Maryland (UMB) School of Medicine (SOM) and its National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) is nationally recognized as having a leading interprofessional training program in school mental health for psychology, social work, counseling, and psychiatry trainees. UMB is the only American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited psychology internship that offers comprehensive major rotation experiences in SMH practice, research, and policy with a goal of preparing scientist-practitioners to work with vulnerable and underserved populations in schools. Currently, the SMH Psychology Internship Track, part of the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS)/UMB Psychology Internship Consortium, will offer three intern positions in the 2018-2019 training year. For more information, see the brochure below.

VAMHCS UM-SOM Psychology Internship Consortium

If there are additional questions, please contact Dr. Nancy Lever.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NCSMH offers a postdoctoral fellowship in child and adolescent mental health. This position involves opportunities to advance skills in research, training, policy and practice related to child and adolescent mental health services, with an emphasis on school-based services. Fellows work with leaders and faculty in the areas of school mental health, which may include specialized training in evidence-based practice implementation, prevention and intervention programming in schools, mental health workforce development initiatives for school staff and school mental health clinicians, Systems of Care, and family engagement. In addition to collaborating on school mental health research and training activities, the fellowship may include the opportunity for clinical practice in schools, depending on candidates’ interests and experience. If you have questions about the fellowship, please contact Dr. Sharon Hoover.

Clinical Externship/Practicum

The University of Maryland School Mental Health Program offers clinical externships/practicum to graduate students studying clinical social work, professional counseling, school psychology, or clinical psychology. Externs are placed in a Baltimore City public school approximately two days per week and receive individual and group supervision. This clinical training opportunity provides the extern with experience in mental health prevention and promotion (including whole school activities, classroom presentations, teacher in-services) as well as individual, group and family therapy for general education students. For information about graduate student externship opportunities in the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program, please email Kelly Foster or call 410-706-6895.

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Externship Opportunities

The Center for School Mental Health at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is seeking students to become involved with quantitative and qualitative data collection and management as well as helping to support high quality resource development for websites, presentations, and publications. Opportunities exist for students to learn data management skills including tracking survey completion, working with online data collection interfaces, and conducting basic analyses and applying results to program evaluation. Topics of current projects are centered on improving behavioral health services for children and young adults, particularly through the integration of these services into schools and the community. Literature searches and development of basic article and resource writing skills will be advanced as part of the experience.

If you are interested in an externship opportunity, please contact Dr. Joanna Prout.