Mental Health Stipend Program

Mental Health Stipend Program

Humboldt State University, in partnership with the California Social Work Education Center (CALSWEC) offers educational stipends of $18,500 to advanced year MSW students whose professional goal is to work in county mental health. Mental Health Stipend (MHS) students are required to complete internships in a county mental health department in California, or a community agency contracted with the local county mental health department. For Humboldt County applicants, an in-person interview is required. In other counties, applicants will interview for the Mental Health Stipend Program via a conference call to include, the Mental Health Stipend Coordinator, the Field Director, and the potential supervisor identified by the applicant. Interviews take place in April for internships during the following academic year.
 
Post graduation, Mental Health Stipend students are required to work for one year in the Mental Health Department of Humboldt County or another county in California. Graduates may also work in a community agency anywhere in California that has a contract with the local Department of Mental Health. The application process includes both a written application and an in-person interview. Successful applicants must be in good academic standing, be legal residents of the U.S., and have a valid California driver’s license/State ID.
 
Access the Application by clicking on the link on the right of this page.
 
For additional information, contact Margi Waller, Coordinator, Mental Health Stipend Program.