Jump Start partners with diverse and prestigious mental health agencies to provide essential field training to its participants.
Through the field work education, Jump Start Fellows gain knowledge and practical experience working with people who have mental illness.
They observe the changing culture of mental health services and have opportunities to implement the training they learn in class.
Participants are matched with an internship site based on geography, personal factors (i.e. willingness to use a car), and expressed interest in a population. The goal is for participants to get as close to the experience of working in the field as possible. All internship sites are with an adult population (over 18).
Field placements span a variety of work environments including homeless shelters, employment services, full service partnership programs, wellness centers, and other settings. We are indebted to our collaborating partners.