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Apply Today to the FACES Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit 2017

January 04, 2017 | Apply today.

PHI's FACES for the Future now accepting applications for the Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit for Summer 2017

PHI's FACES for the Future is seeking highly motivated recent high school graduates and college undergraduates who are interested in a career in behavioral health. The Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit, hosted through FACES and Samuel Merrit University in Oakland CA, is a unique opportunity to gain experience, training and professional development in the behavioral healthcare field.

Held July 10-21, this two-week summer program will provide a participation stipend and a combination of workshops, tours, and guest speakers to advance participants toward their career goals. Through a combination of workshops, tours and guest speakers, participants will build their professional network and gain skills which will advance their personal career goals. Students will also learn how to become successful at ending stigma in their own communities. We will have access to facilities and professionals who do this work every day and we will learn from their stories of resilience and recovery.


PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS: The BHUS seeks applicants who are:

  • Motivated and responsible students.
  • Recent high school graduate or college undergraduate (FACES alumni will be prioritized).
  • Genuinely interested in pursuing a career in behavioral/mental health.
  • Willing to participate fully in a unique learning experience.
  • From diverse, socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.


Applications for Summer 2017 are now available. You can now apply online (go environmentally-friendly) or print out the paper application. Applications are due April 14, 2017 by 5PM PST. Access the full application and materials via the FACES website.

We will accept approximately 30 students for the summer program. There is no tuition for the program. Stipends will be provided to students who are accepted into the program. For questions or more information about the Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit, please contact our Project Coordinator, Angela Thai at 510-290-9846 or email.