Below, you can view behavioral health-focused professional development opportunities according to Training, Professional Programs, Fellowships, and Internships. Simply click on the type of opportunity, and the list will expand below.
On this page, we display annual or ongoing opportunities. You can also check out the NNED LinkedIn page for recent announcements and job opportunities!
Motivational Interviewing | National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Helping people make a lifestyle change is easier said than done, especially for those living with mental illness or substance use disorders. Motivational Interviewing (MI) training can make it easier. An evidence-based framework, MI provides strategies for behavioral health professionals trying to effect change in their patients.
NNEDLearn | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
NNEDLearn is an annual training opportunity for community-based organizations to learn and implement evidence-based, adapted, and culturally-specific behavioral health practices.
Pathway to Safer Opioid Use | Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
This is an interactive training that promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. The training is intended for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, public health professionals, including health educators and interdisciplinary public health practitioners, and students in health-related fields.
Peer Specialists Serving People with Mental Health Conditions Experiencing Homelessness | SAMHSA
This six-module online course explores the intersection of homelessness and mental illness. Learners will get practical, real-life tools and tips for helping access services and housing for people diagnosed with serious mental illness who are also experiencing homelessness.
PrEP Counseling for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Clients | CARDEA
This course offers free Continuing Education for Nursing and LPC and Social Work hours.
Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.
Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program | National Council for Mental Wellbeing
The AHD Program fosters emerging mid-level managers working in mental health and addiction service organizations who are eager to gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills to achieve health equity within their communities and organizations. This program focuses on reaching health equity in multiple ways, including overcoming barriers to diversity within organizations and eliminating health disparities among behavioral health populations.
Emerging Leaders in Public Health | Kresge Foundation
The Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative equips local public health officers with knowledge and skills to transform the role of public health in their community.
Health Policy Research Scholars | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The goal of the annual program is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from a wide variety of research-focused disciplines — students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy on the road toward a Culture of Health.
Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) | Expanding the Bench
This professional program seeks to increase the evaluation field’s diversity by developing a pipeline of leaders from communities that are underrepresented and who are committed to culturally responsive and equitable evaluation.
NIMHD Training and Career Development Grant Programs | National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NIMHD encourages and supports the development of a diverse and well-trained research workforce. NIMHD uses several mechanisms to fund training and career development activities at universities and other institutions, to develop and support the next generation of biomedical researchers.
Research Scholars Program | The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families invites advanced doctoral students and early career scholars to submit applications for its Research Scholars Program. Scholars will collaborate with Center investigators on an existing project in one of the following areas: early care and education; poverty reduction and self-sufficiency; and cross-cutting topics.
Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity | George Washington University Health Workforce Institute
This fellowship program develops global leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable organizations and communities.
Health Disparities Research Scholars Post-doc Fellowship | University of Wisconsin, Madison
The program funds five scholars who are engaged in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in status and health outcomes among minority populations, with a particular focus on maternal and child health.
MacArthur Fellowships | MacArthur Foundation
Awarding unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.
Minority Fellowship Program | American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
The Minority Fellowship Program is dedicated to expanding the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations, and increasing the number of culturally competent Marriage and Family therapists. There are three different fellowships available: Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Doctoral Fellowship, and Minority Fellowship Program-Youth.
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) | American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated training, mentoring and career development program that enhances psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and advancing the understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.
Public Health Fellowship in Government | American Public Health Association
Fellows will work in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.
SAMHSA Minority Fellowship | American Nurses Association
Funding opportunities, through a grant from SAMHSA, are available and designed to support the training of future nurse practitioners in behavioral health practice, education and health policy. These Fellowship programs are for potential leaders committed to a career providing behavioral health services or developing policy for ethnic and racial minority populations.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship | Aspen Institute
Through the fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce students of color to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. In their internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, and logistical and administrative support for leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.
Native American Summer Research Internship | University of Utah
The goal of the internship is to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in Health Science careers.
Public Health Student Intern Program | Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Public Health Interns will complete a one-semester rotation within one of HRSA’s Bureaus or Offices. This program offers an unpaid experience for current graduate and undergraduate students in good standing at schools of public health and public health programs in the United States.
Summer Program for Underrepresented Students | Columbia University Medical Center
The annual internship program is designed to expand the pool of medical and biomedical research applicants from diverse and economically disadvantaged groups whose members have been underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
Summer HIV/AIDS Research Program (SHARP) | San Francisco Department of Public Health/Center for Learning and Innovation
SHARP is an innovative 12-week paid summer mentored internship and learning experience designed to inspire students from underrepresented communities to pursue further studies and careers in public health-oriented clinical, socio-behavioral, and community-focused research.
Title V Maternal and Child Health Internship Program | National MCH Workforce Development Center
Student teams undertake health transformation projects identified by state MCH agencies, providing the students with real-world maternal and child health experience and providing states with the opportunity to both acculturate the future workforce and to benefit from the new knowledge and skills of current trainees.
Undergraduate Scholarship Program | National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
Josie Torralba Romero Scholarship Fund | The National Latino Behavioral Health Association
The Josie Torralba Romero Scholarship Fund provides academic scholarships to Latinx students interested in pursuing a college degree in mental health related academic areas.
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Archived NNED Content
Communities of Practice – NNED Communities of Practice (CoP) were professional development opportunities for NNED Members to receive training on a specific promising practice to be implemented in diverse communities.
Learning Clusters – NNED Learning Clusters consisted of small groups of community-based organizations that came together around a shared priority issue. Best practices and evidence-based strategies and programs that emerged from these consultative sessions and follow-up discussions were developed into products that could be tested in research models and disseminated with technical assistance throughout the NNED.