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Internship Opportunities

We are currently prioritizing applications for the spring and summer semesters of 2014. DC area only. Our positions are unpaid unless otherwise specified.

All interns are expected to work at least 10-15 hours per week. However, interns who work closer to a full-time work schedule typically learn more. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. Please reference the internship title in the subject line of the e-mail.  The best cover letters tell us why you want to work here.

If you're interested in interning at Mental Health America but you don't find a listing that matches your qualifications, send an e-mail to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net with a brief description of what you're looking for.  Thank you so much!

Social Media Communications Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting a Social Media Communications Intern for the office in Alexandria, VA. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in new media, marketing, business and communications. This position is available year round.

We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As the Social Media Communications Intern, you will be actively involved in developing strategies to increase brand recognition for Mental Health America by improving social media presence, developing content and messaging, and planning creative ways to get our name and message out there. You'll work closely with our team to enhance the social media presence of the organization on a number of platforms.

When you intern here, you will learn how to:

  • Use social media to increase message and brand
  • Use various social media systems
  • Create and execute a marketing plan
  • Other duties as assigned

You should...

  • Have experience working with (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Have an interest in marketing, business or communications
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

Proficiency with a wide array of social media tools is necessary. An interest in mental health is a benefit.

If you're interested in applying for this opportunity at Mental Health America, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. We are Metro accessible by way of a shuttle. Please put "Social Media Communications Intern" in the subject of the e-mail.

This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Policy Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting a Public Policy Intern for work in Alexandria, VA. This position is great for anyone who is interested in a career in advocacy, policy, social work. This position is ONLY available to graduate students and graduates only. This internship requires a minimum of 14 hours a week. A stipend will be provided based on the number of hours worked.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Cataloguing existing public policy materials
  • Updating fact sheets and issue papers
  • Attending and taking notes for meetings
  • Conducting research
  • Providing daily technical assistance to constituents with policy queries
  • Updating web content for accuracy
  • Communicating passionately and effectively about major mental health policy issues
  • Other duties as assigned

This is only open to graduate students and graduates of those programs.

You should:

  • Have an interest in mental health or helping others
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Be familiar with basic Microsoft Office
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally 

If you're interested in applying for this opportunity at Mental Health America, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. We are Metro accessible by way of a shuttle.  Please put "Public Policy Intern" in the subject of the e-mail.

Public Education Intern

We are recruiting a Public Education Intern for work in Alexandria, VA. This position is great for anyone who is interested in a career in health education, public health, or non-profits. This position is open to graduate students and graduates of those programs only only. A stipend is available based on hours worked.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Cataloguing existing public education materials
  • Updating brochure content, fact sheets, and literature reviews
  • Attending and taking notes for meetings
  • Conducting research
  • Updating web content for accuracy and streamlining it for ease of navigation
  • Communicating passionately and effectively about major mental and public health issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicants must be graduate-level students or graduates of those programs.

You should:

  • Have an interest in mental health, writing, or helping others. An interest in public health is critical
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Be familiar with basic Microsoft Office
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

If you're interested in applying for this opportunity at Mental Health America, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. We are Metro accessible by way of a shuttle.  Please put "Public Education Intern" in the subject of the e-mail.

Development Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting a Development Intern for the office in Alexandria, VA. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in marketing, business and communications. This position is available year round.

We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As the Development Intern, you will be actively involved in both day-to-day operations and special projects of the Development Department. You will assist in building donor relations, mailings, and conducting internet research, online fundraising activities and foundation and major gift research.

When you intern here, you may learn how to:

  • Identify potential donors
  • Craft donor specific language for specific donor types
  • Do the day-to-day tasks associated with high-level fundraising
  • Other duties as assigned

You should:

  • Have experience working in an office environment
  • Have an interest in marketing, business or communications
  • Have strong writing and editing skills, and strong phone presence
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary. An interest in mental health is a benefit.

If you're interested in applying for this opportunity at Mental Health America, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. We are Metro accessible by way of a shuttle. Please put "Development Intern" in the subject of the e-mail.

This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Web and Graphics Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting a Graphic Design Intern for the office in Alexandria, VA. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in marketing, business, new media, communications, and and web/or graphic design. This position is available year round.

We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As a Web and Graphics Intern, you will be actively involved in developing strategies to increase brand recognition for Mental Health America - improving web layouts, developing web and e-mail messaging content, and planning creative ways to get our name and message out there. You'll make flyers, widgets, buttons, logos. You'll get your hands in a Content Management System.

When you intern here, you may learn how to...

  • Design fact sheets, brochures, and other items that will boost your portfolio
  • Work with Content Management Systems (we use Farcry) to update information
  • Create widgets, buttons, and graphics for web design
  • Use a Contact Management System (we use SalesForce) to learn more information about constituents
  • Work with Online Marketing platforms (we use Convio) to create e-mails, e-cards, and interactive web pages
  • Other duties as assigned

You should...

  • Have experience working with Photoshop and InDesign or similar programs
  • Have an interest in marketing, business, web design, communications, or graphic design
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

Basic HTML and/or graphic design experience is a major plus. An interest in mental health is a benefit.

If you're interested in applying for this opportunity at Mental Health America, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter tointerns@mentalhealthamerica.net. We are Metro accessible by way of a shuttle.  Please put "Web and Graphics Intern" in the subject of the e-mail.

This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Affiliate Services Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting an Affiliate Services Intern for work in Alexandria, VA. This position is great for anyone who is interested in a career in non-profit management, business management, or constituency services. Undergraduates, graduate students, and graduates are all encouraged to apply.  This position is available year round.

When you intern here, you may learn how to...

  • Handle calls for technical assistance from member organizations
  • Work with other departments to provide help for member organizations
  • Run successful meetings and webinars
  • Maintain a web portal for member organizations
  • Provide excellent services to constituents while furthering the mission
  • Use surveys and database software to track information about member organizations

 You should...

  • Have an interest in business or non-profit management or a passion for helping others
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Be familiar with basic Microsoft functions
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

An interest in mental health is a benefit.

If you're interested in applying for this opportunity at Mental Health America, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter tointerns@mentalhealthamerica.net. We are Metro accessible by way of a shuttle. Please put "Affiliate Services Intern" in the subject of the e-mail.

This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Mental Health America Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting an intern for work in Alexandria, VA. Ideal candidates should have an interest in non-profit organizations, organizational management, program management, library services, historical archiving, or office management. Undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to apply. This position is available for Summer 2012.

The primary role of this intern is to research, organize, and catalogue historical content (programs, meetings, surveys, campaigns). The intern will review, analyze, and create reports on programs in constituency services, public education, and public policy. Additional duties may include contact management, data analysis, tracking, and reporting. 

Ideal candidates:

  • Are highly organized and detail oriented
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Have strong research and analysis skills
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Can think critically
  • Are proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel or similar software

An interest in mental health is a benefit.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to interns@mentalhealthamerica.nett. Please put "MHA Internship" in the subject line.

We would like for you to be available at least 15 hours a week. This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Events Intern

Mental Health America seeks an energetic Special Events intern to assist with marketing, advertising, and organizing a 5K Run/Walk to be held in October 2012. The major focus of this position is planning and preparing for Mental Health America's Mind Your Health 5K Run/Walk in September 2013. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in events management, event planning, logistics, fundraising, or business. This position is available during the SPRING SEMESTER of 2013 and the SUMMER of 2013.

We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As a Specal Events Intern, you'll learn how to put together a successful event from start to finish. You'll prospect partners, help plan communications and marketing strategies, draft copy and design flyers, come up with promotional events, work within a budget, and rally other staff members to support you.

When you intern here, you'll learn how to...

  • Design flyers, logos, ads and other marketing materials for a 5K
  • Work with outside vendors and internal staff to put together a successful event
  • Manage time and expenses within a budget
  • Plan business strategies for connecting with event sponsors, participants, and volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

You should...

  • Have an interest in marketing, business, event planning or fundraising
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

Basic HTML and/or graphic design experience is a major plus. An interest in mental health is a benefit.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. Please put "Special Events Intern" in the subject line.

We would like for you to be available at least 15 hours a week. This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Sales and Marketing Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting a Sales and Marketing Intern for the office in Alexandria, VA. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in business, marketing, sales, or non-profit management. This position is available year round.

We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As a Sales and Marketing Intern, you'll get a firsthand experience designing and implementing plans to increase program-related sales revenue at a nonprofit. You'll learn how to come up with target lists and plans to approach different customers. You'll draft presentations and scripts. You'll evaluate advertising options for Return On Investment. And you'll do it all for a great cause.

When you intern here, you'll learn how to...

  • Write scripts and design presentations for marketing
  • Draft copy and potentially design flyers or marketing materials
  • Create business plans
  • Research target lists
  • Strategize outreach
  • Work within an advertising budget
  • Meet with exhibitors and conventioneers

You should...

  • Have an interest in marketing, business, or sales
  • Be a people-person
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

An interest in mental health is a benefit.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. Please put "Sales and Marketing Intern" in the subject line.

We would like for you to be available at least 15 hours a week. This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

Non-Profit Accounting Intern

Mental Health America is recruiting a Non-Profit Accounting Intern for the office in Alexandria, VA. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in finance, accounting, business, or non-profit management.

We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As a Non-Profit Accounting Intern, you'll get firsthand experience working with accounting software, analyzing financial data from 990s, reconciling investments, preparing for audits, and much more.

When you intern here, you'll learn how to...

  • Enter journal entries into accounting software
  • Prepare deposits
  • Prepare audit backup files
  • Reconcile investments
  • Analyze financial data from 990s
  • Register with state organizations
  • And more!

You should...

  • Have an interest in finance, accounting or sales
  • Be decent at math (you won't need calculus, but you'll need the basics)
  • Produce high quality, error free work
  • Communicate efficiently and professionally

An interest in mental health is a benefit.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to interns@mentalhealthamerica.net. Please put "Non-Profit Accounting Intern" in the subject line.

We would like for you to be available at least 15 hours a week. This position is an unpaid internship. Mental Health America is an equal opportunity employer.

2000 N. Beauregard Street,
6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311

Phone (703) 684.7722

Toll Free (800) 969.6642

Fax (703) 684.5968

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