Washington State Government Fellowship Opportunity


Learn, Lead, and make a Lasting Impact in Washington State. 

Applications for Cohort 11 of the Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery (DBHR) Prevention Fellowship Program beginning in July 2023 are now open! Applications are due 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 1st, 2023.


Internal (WSU-employed) candidates: Apply here!
External (not employed by WSU) candidates: Apply here!

For the past three years, the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery – Prevention (DBHR-Px), in partnership with Washington State University’s IMPACT Lab, has welcomed 28 passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking individuals into the DBHR Prevention Fellowship Program. 

This unique, paid 10-month opportunity that grants unparalleled access to Washington State's leaders in behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery and real-world experience in community substance use prevention work. Fellows play a pivotal role in the DBHR team and in WA communities, helping solve real world problems in prevention science, substance use prevention, and mental health promotion. Through these meaningful interactions, Fellows gain invaluable insights into state, local, and community initiatives that profoundly impact the well-being of children, youth, and families across Washington State.


All applicants with a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply! Whether your academic focus lies in Social Work, Public Health, Public Policy, Communication, Public Administration, or any other related discipline, DBHR Px provides an inclusive environment where your aspirations can thrive.


To learn more about the Fellowship Program, review the Frequently Asked Questions document attached to this email, visit the Fellowship website (https://hd.wsu.edu/about-the-cpwi-fellowship/), and attend an upcoming informational session:

Thursday, 05/25: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (ZOOM Registration Link)
Wednesday, 05/31: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time (ZOOM Registration Link)


For any questions, or to schedule an information interview, please contact Endalkachew Abebaw, Washington Health Care Authority DBHR (Endalkachew.abebaw@hca.wa.gov) and/or Clara Hill, Washington State University (clara.hill@wsu.edu).


Pending grant funding, Cohort 12 begins October 2023. To be notified of the next cohort application, please email Clara or Endalkachew