Chestnut Health Systems

Student Internship - Prevention

Job ID
# Positions
Substance Abuse


Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A, as well as provides employee assistance programs internationally.


Unpaid internship for Master-level students for a year long internship in our Drug Court program.


Duties include:

  • Planning events and programs for substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and opioid overdose death prevention efforts
  • Working with high school youth committees
  • Assisting with data collection and analysis
  • Creating outreach and educational flyers and other materials
  • Distributing campaign materials
  • Performing other related duties as assigned


  • Requiring an individual in either their junior or senior year of undergraduate study or working toward their Master’s degree in Community Health, Public Health, or a behavioral health related field. 
  • Requires good organizational skills and verbal (including phone) and written communication skills. 
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable. 
  • Position requires ability to travel to schools and other locations in the site plan area. 
  • Must obtain DCFS CANTS Child Abuse Clearance. 

For immediate consideration see us at
Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.
EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled


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