ODE Welcomes Three New Interns

The San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) is happy to share that we have three Mental Health Interns for this fiscal year.

Our interns have passion, personal experience and work experience in advancing equity, wellness and recovery for culturally diverse and underserved communities.  Our interns and their respective work areas include:

Angelica Delgado – Workforce Education & Training | Suicide Prevention Martha Gonzalez – Mental Health First Aid | Digital Storytelling        Mayra Gonzalez – Parent Project | Health Ambassador Program

IMG_6445(L-R: Martha Gonzalez, Mayra Gonzales and Angelica Delgado)

About the Internship Program

The ODE Internship Program is designed to provide work opportunities and practical learning experience for undergraduate college and graduate students in order to enhance their academic preparation and expose them to public service at the county level. This program is offered every fiscal year from September to June. Interns work 16-20 hours per week and are paid with a stipend funded by the Mental Health Services Act.

About the Office of Diversity and Equity

The Office of Diversity and Equity is dedicated to addressing health disparities, health inequities and stigma in the areas of mental health and substance use, and supporting wellness and recovery among underserved, unserved, and inappropriately served communities in San Mateo County. ODE works to achieve these goals by promoting cultural competence and cultural humility, which are rooted in principles of social justice. To learn more about ODE’s work, visit http://www.smchealth.org/bhrs/ode