Opportunities for students through the Center include:
- Employment as an interviewer, research, or office assistant.
- Practicum opportunities are listed through Brown School Field Education's web page.
- Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral training programs, with course work in mental health services research, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Mental health research seminars and specialized instruction.
- NIH “Research Supplements for Underrepresented Minorities” or “Research Supplements for Individuals with Disabilities” which are NIH funding designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students and students with disabilities participating in research. A “Supplement” is a grant written in collaboration with a faculty member that would fund you to participate with an NIH funded project. The project must have funding remaining for a reasonable period of time (usually two years or more). If you are a candidate for this type of grant, please consider applying and discuss it with the center administrator, project coordinator, or project principal investigator (PI).
Flexible employment as a research assistant for the Center is often possible, and opportunities are available for work-study and international students. All students are encouraged to attend the Center-sponsored mental health research seminars. The Center offers students opportunities to build their skills in working with particular populations, i.e., African Americans, at-risk youth, elderly, homeless.
Field practica in mental health research are available for master's level students. It is possible for practicum students to receive specialized instruction in the field of mental health services research. Finally, independent study opportunities can be arranged. Similar positions are offered for PhD Students.