Peer Support Jobs Where Passion & Purpose Come Together.

Find rewarding work in any of the peer support jobs we offer at Strength In Peers. Strengthen your own recovery, support the recovery efforts of our participants, and learn valuable skills with frequent training and educational opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer proud to offer our employees:

  • Competitive wages
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement plan
  • Holidays and other paid time off
  • Flexible schedules
  • Short-term disability
  • Flexible medical and dependent spending accounts

Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) – PAID INTERNSHIP

Earn the 500 hours of peer support experience needed to qualify for the Virginia PRS Certification!

Paid Internship: $12.00/hour

20, 30, or 40 hours/week depending on your schedule for up to 500 total hours.

Applications for in-person placement at either our New Market or Harrisonburg office locations are accepted on a rolling basis. 

 * Candidates must successfully complete their 72-hour DBHDS PRS Training before applying for an internship position. Information on the PRS training and certification process can be found at

** Basic computer proficiency and a valid driver’s license are required.

General Job Duties:
  • Learn from peers in recovery and share experiences in order to help others.
  • Get and give support that is based on respect and mutual agreement of what is helpful.
  • Motivate others to move past fear and towards goals and aspirations.
  • Help with the development of wellness plans and action plans.
  • Assist with our Harm Reduction and Street Outreach programs to provide overdose reversal training, prevention education, and resource connection.
  • Support evidence-based peer recovery groups.
  • Provide resource connections and linkages to health and social services.
  • Collect data and learn why data collection is important to the peer recovery field.
  • Collaborate in a supportive environment that encourages multiple recovery pathways.
Minimum qualifications:
  1. Minimum of 1 year in active recovery from substance use, mental health, and/or trauma-related challenges.
  2. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Must have completed the Virginia DBHDS 72-hour PRS training.
  4. Background check required.
  5. Driver’s license required.

Apply for our Internship Position here:

Recovery Corps at Strength In Peers

Recovery Corps, part of Ampact’s AmeriCorps in Action program, is seeking four Recovery Navigators for site-placement at Strength In Peers. Please find their announcement and the application details by clicking here:

Recovery Corps Recovery Navigator

Additionally, they are seeking one Recovery Corps Project Coordinator for site-placement at Strength In Peers. Please find the application details with compensation and perks here:

Recovery Corps Project Coordinator

For more information on Recovery Corps in Virgina please visit: