Job and Internship Openings

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Current Job and Internship Opportunities:

*Positions are considered open until posting is removed * 

 

Internship Opportunities

We review internship applications on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring and Summer internship positions: Fall application review begins in March and ends July 31. Spring application review begins in October and ends December 15. Summer application review begins in February and ends May 1.

Active Minds is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in every facet of employment, including our internships. We strive to choose the best-qualified individuals based on skill, commitment to teamwork, productivity, flexibility and good attendance. 

If you are someone passionate about making a difference, want to jump in and become a part of a fast-paced, exciting non-profit organization, and are interested in mental health education and awareness-building, we want to hear from you!

Please note that the internships are unpaid and you must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week to be considered. All internships are based out of our national office in Washington, DC.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email the Internship Program Coordinator at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with a resume, cover letter, and one reference. Include the internship title and your dates of availability in the subject line. Active Minds is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

Business Operations Intern: 

The Business Operations intern supports the Active Minds Speaker Bureau department, a social enterprise within Active Minds, Inc. In this internship, one can expect to perform a variety of tasks relating to: Marketing & Promotion, Client engagement, Employee communications, Event Planning & Coordination, and Administrative Support. The Business Operations Intern reports to the Director of the Speakers Bureau and provides support in a busy, fast-paced environment.

 Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in key data management, maintenance, and analysis to inform business strategy.
  • Provide support for client engagement efforts through assessing customer needs/satisfaction, designing strategies to increase reach, and direct interface with clients
  • Collaborate on event planning processes; create and implement strategies to improve client interaction and event success.
  • Assist in marketing initiatives and potential client prospecting.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Excellent computer literacy, Internet and social media savvy with experience using Microsoft Office suite, etc.
  • Knowledge or ability to quickly learn new technology, including Salesforce and graphic design software.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fun, and strongly team-oriented environment
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude

Recommended:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in business, public health, marketing, communications, etc., with an interest in nonprofit work.

Communications Intern:

 The Communications department supports all of Active Minds’ communications strategies and marketing activities, both external and internal. This includes online communications, public relations, website and design and management. The Communications Intern reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and provides support in a busy, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in the development and implementation of Active Minds’ communications strategies and marketing activities, both external and internal
  • Assist in the creation, editing, proofreading and design of materials ranging from website content, social media content, social media images, eNewsletters, press releases, internal materials, promotional materials, etc.
  • Responsibilities will include drafting basic public relations materials including pitch letters, media alerts, fact sheets, creating and maintaining media lists, media clip summaries, and other databases. 
  • Conducting research to support key initiatives and media pitches.

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Excellent computer literacy, Internet and social media savvy with experience using Microsoft Office suite, etc.
  • Prior communications work experience is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of PR, corporate communications and media relations through coursework and/or other internships
  • Knowledge or ability to quickly learn new technology, including Blackbaud/Convio Luminate online marketing and email delivery tools, Salesforce, and Google Analytics;
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fun, and strongly team-oriented environment
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude

Required:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher in journalism, English, communications, marketing or public relations.

Fundraising and Special Events Intern:

Active Minds, Inc. is offering an internship within its Development Department, which works to raise essential and necessary funds and donations for the organization. Interested individuals should possess excellent writing, research and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong passion to help spread the Active Minds mission. As an intern within the Development team, you will provide support for a full range of activities, including grant research and submissions, on- and offline donor communications, and special events.

 Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Special Projects Support: plan and attend special events (local); develop event invitation templates; oversee and help develop content for personal fundraising pages; establish major donor files.
  • Communication: follow up and respond to individual donor inquiries; write acknowledgement letters to online and offline donors; write content for newsletter and e-news;.
  • Design: Assist in creating new informational pieces for potential donors; design images for website and e-news; format web pages for new fundraising efforts
  • Research: determine potential grant and funding opportunities, as well as assisting with submissions; inform the Director of Development on industry-related opportunities; compile relevant news articles and published research about mental health.
  • Administrative Support: assemble partner outreach packets; assist with offline donor mailings; data entry.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills

Mental Health Awareness Intern:

Are you interested in mental health advocacy and education for young people on college and university campuses across the country? Are you passionate about building mental health awareness so college students know where to look for resources, how to talk to a friend about seeking help, and how to maintain their own mental well-being?

 Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Research, Writing, Editing Projects
  • Administrative and Data Entry Support
  • Communications and Social Media Support
  • Supporting small and large-scale event planning
  • Design/Creative Projects
  • Special Projects as needed
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fun, and strongly team-oriented environment
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude
  • Must be able to prioritize, be dependable and manage projects
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and desire to learn new software
  • Highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Experience with fundraising: recruiting sponsors, letter-writing, and planning fundraising events

Suggested majors: This internship is particularly relevant to students studying public health, social justice, education, psychology, sociology, community organizing and health communications.

 

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  • Sarah Berendt from Active Minds at Lourdes University says:

    sarahberendt"For the longest time, I believed that I was destined to live a life of pills, doctors and therapists to survive life with a mental illness. But through Active Minds, I have learned that I can not only survive, I can thrive.