ODE is looking for new interns!

As we bid farewell to our wonderful interns, Austyn, Valerie, and Karla, we open our doors to a new group of interns. Today, our interns shared a presentation on the work they’ve accomplished in their time at ODE. In their weeks here, they worked to strategize on the Arab-American working group, created a video about why sharing gender pronouns are important, supported Mental Health First Aid Classes, created data interpretation systems for some of our programs, and more! We are truly proud of and excited for them.


For those interested in applying to our internship program read more!

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. For more information, please contact Briana Evans at bcevans@smcgov.org or 650-372-6138.

About the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE)

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 www.smchealth.org/bhrs/ode.