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About the DBHR Prevention Fellowship

The DBHR Fellowship program is a 9-10 month fellowship, designed to expand the field of substance use disorder prevention and build capacity in communities that could benefit from CPWI.

The fellowship can be broken down in to three phases: Phase 1 in Olympia, Washington working within the DBHR office; Phase 2 in an existing CPWI community in Washington State, acting as a mentee under a current CPWI Coalition Coordinator; and Phase 3 in a high-need community.

DBHR Fellowship Timeline

Visual representation of the Fellowship timeline



Are you interested in becoming a DBHR Prevention Prevention Fellow?

We are beginning to recruit for Cohort 10, which is scheduled to begin in October 2022. Applications for Cohort 10 are now open and can be found here: 1) Internal (WSU Employee) Application, 2) External (non-WSU Employee) ApplicationThe application deadline will be 11:59pm PST on August 8th, 2022. Please note that this fellowship opportunity is pending approval of the SOR grant.

We will also be holding two informational sessions with DBHR staff that interested individuals can register for if they are curious and want to learn more. They are being held in the following times:

If you have additional questions or are interested in joining future Prevention Fellow cohorts, please reach out to  Kelley Pascoe, who can provide updated information or tentative future plans.


What we're looking for in a Prevention Fellow:

  • Individuals that have or are working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Individuals that have experience providing training to culturally diverse audiences on prevention and health promotion topics
  • Individuals that have effective communication skills
  • Individuals that are willing to travel across Washington State
  • Individuals that are willing and have the ability to work non-standard hours

What you can expect as a Prevention Fellow:

  • Gain and reinforce knowledge of prevention science
  • Participate in statewide prevention trainings
  • Gain experience in strategic planning, program design, implementation, and both contract and program management
  • Assist with policy and programmatic development for Washington State
  • Provide technical assistance to communities throughout Washington State