Recovery Peer Interns will have the opportunity to serve the UCSB community and help to continue the growth and development of the Gauchos for Recovery program. The mission of Gauchos for Recovery is to provide a safe, supportive, and engaging environment for students in recovery from addiction to substances and addictive behaviors. Additionally, we support students who have been directly or indirectly affected by the substance use of friends or loved ones. We also seek to reduce stigma around substance use disorders and create a recovery-informed campus community.
The Recovery Peer Internship will provide an opportunity for UCSB students who identify as being in recovery from substance use to provide mentoring to other students in recovery. Peer mentoring (for those in recovery/those considering recovery), community building, and advocacy are the key elements of this position.
All recovery peer positions will provide interns with skills in leadership, marketing and outreach, program development, event planning, qualitative research, and basic counseling health promotion skills.