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$7,500 MHARI Internship stipend: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Behavioral Healthcare

February 8 - February 29

With the generous support of Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island (BCBSRI), MHARI will award two (2) graduate students with a $7,500 internship stipend. The award is calculated at $15 per hour for a total of 50 hours. The internship stipends will be paid in three installments throughout the student’s internship. Students are expected to secure an internship position; this stipend will support them while interning.

Application Deadline: February 29th, 2024

Apply now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2MTBZDF

Eligibility information below:

  • United States citizen, DACA Student, National, or hold an immigration visa
  • Enrolled in full-time or part-time Graduate studies at one of the following universities in Rhode Island: Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Providence College, Johnson & Wales University, Roger Williams University, Brown University, or Salve Regina University
  • Pursuing Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Ph.D. in Psychology, or Psychiatry Degree programs
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Commitment to practicing in Rhode Island upon graduation and licensure
  • Belong to one or more of the following groups: People from minority racial or ethnic groups (e.g., Black, Indigenous, People of Color), Speakers of English as a Second Language, LGBTQ+ Individuals, People with disabilities

Application Process:

  • Complete the MHARI Scholarship Application or internship stipend application
  • If eligible, applicants can apply to both scholarships
  • Upload all application materials directly to the application platform

Deadline: February 29th, 2024

We believe that diverse perspectives enrich the mental health field, creating a more compassionate and inclusive space for everyone. Apply now for the “Bridging the Divide: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Behavioral Healthcare Scholarship” and help shape a brighter future for mental health in Rhode Island.

For more information, please visit MHARI Website:


or please contact francesca.raoelison@mhari.org with the subject line “DEI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION” or “INTERNSHIP STIPEND APPLICATION” for any questions.


February 8
February 29


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