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April 13, 2020

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PBHL 7800


April 1 – May 15

ALL MPH students Graduating in Fall 2020. Signed Capstone proposals will be due NO LATER than May 15th at 5pm. You will not be cleared to register for PBHL 7800 until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program coordinator ( last. If you are unsure about this process, please download the capstone manual, read it, and then make an appointment to speak with your advisor prior to this deadline (you may begin discussions during course advising). Make sure all signatures are either PDF electronic signatures, scanned/emailed, OR include the approver in your email communication for a signature-free approval. Unsigned or unapproved proposals will not be accepted.

If you plan on graduating in Summer 2020 and have not yet submitted your summer proposal/registration, you must also do so by May 15th. These deadlines will not be extended.

Links to the Capstone Manual, the Proposal, as well as sample Capstones can be found on our website. To complete PDF forms you need the most current version of Adobe, which can be found on UGA’s vlab or any CPH computer lab. Problems with printing, saving, or completing the form are almost always an issue with the student using an outdated version of Adobe.

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Summer Semester June 2020 to August 2020

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

Length of Internship – Summer Semester June 2020 to August 2020

Application Open: April 1st 2020

Application deadline: May 15th 2020

Intern Description: The intern will learn how to adhere to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework model by assisting in building capacity in support of the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant initiatives. The SOR grant consists of 7 initiatives addressing and combatting the opioid crisis in Georgia, ranging from media campaigns, to training and partnering with law enforcement, as well as prevention efforts targeted at the state’s youth. Intern will work closely with internal staff on the State Opioid Response resource toolkit for opioid abuse prevention and other duties as assigned. The SOR toolkit will be used to support the Office of Behavioral Health & Federal Grants, community provider services, and local communities across Georgia. Intern will apply public health theories for health educational materials development and research best practices for message dissemination methods. The SOR resource toolkit includes regional factsheets, community presentations, and guidance on resource allocation strategies for DBHDD service providers.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field

• Ability to work at assigned office (2 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303) as needed

• Ability to work remotely as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

• The optimal candidate will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; and strong communication skills, both written and verbal with great attention to detail.

• Data analysis skills, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access

• Knowledge of health behavior change theories and principles

• Coursework in health promotion, health communications, public health, behavioral health, or related fields

How to apply?

Email resume and cover letter to with subject line: SOR Intern Application

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