Job Level: Paid Intern/Temporary
Intern, 20-25 hours per week.
Job Location: Remote
Fall semester 2021 with September start date
Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (National Council) is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. The National Council is a 501(c)(3) association that advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use challenges have access to comprehensive, high quality services. We also offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement consulting and resources to ensure services are efficient and effective.
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Intern, will work directly with the Client Experience Officer to support research for content related to cultural considerations guidance, communications creation for audience re-engagement initiatives, and other activities in support of the National Council’s premier public education program, Mental Health First Aid. This position assists in centering diversity, equity and inclusion through content development and project coordination within the framework of the National Council’s policy goals, priorities, and annual organizational work plan.
- Contributing to the creation of content regarding cultural considerations through research and coordination.
- Coordinating with Subject Matter Experts.
- Providing outreach and support to Mental Health First Aid audiences including instructors, project leaders and organizations in alignment with the audience re-engagement strategy.
- Coordinating partnership goals related to philanthropic initiatives, brand recognition and community engagement.
- Providing data tracking support and project plan creation.
- Participating in professional development opportunities organized for interns.
The National Council welcomes applicants with the following profiles:
- Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study by the start of the internship and have relevant education and work experience in a related field.
- Recent undergraduates who have completed an undergraduate degree within 6 months of the internship start date.
- Graduate students or individuals who have recently completed their graduate education (in the past year) with an interest in the internship duties and experience in the required areas.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
To be eligible to apply, applicants must demonstrate strong analytical, writing, research and phone skills. Interested individuals must have basic knowledge in at least one of the following areas:
- Mental illnesses and addictions.
- Adult learning and engagement.
- Communications and operations support.
- Particular interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in educational design.
National Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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