internships

We ♥ our interns!

Are you passionate about making a difference? Interested in mental health education and awareness-building? A great team player?

 

We want to hear from you!

Active Minds offers three-month internships in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Interns who can commit to more than one semester are especially encouraged to apply.

Our internships are geared towards current college students and recent college graduates. As a small nonprofit, Active Minds relies on the help of our interns tremendously as they work directly on important initiatives and projects as well as assist staff on a variety of administrative tasks. Interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, gain experience in the nonprofit sector, and help change the culture around mental health.

All Summer 2022 internships will be remote with an anticipated start date of June 6, 2022 and end date of August 5, 2022. We expect interns to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, set a consistent work schedule between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday – Thursday, and commit to staying on board for the entire semester.

Active Minds pays interns a stipend of $1,250 per month.

Application Process

The application cycle for the Summer 2022 Internship Program is now closed. We are reviewing applications and will reach out to applicants who we think may be a good fit in the next few weeks.

Available internships

Programs
Communications
Social Media
Development
Graphic Design

 

mental health internships

programs internships

Programs Internship Description

As part of the Programs team, interns will learn about how nonprofit programs operate and evolve in support of the mission. Programs interns get an up-close look at how Active Minds’ programs operate across a network of 800 campuses, workplaces, and communities all across the country.

Interns with the Programs team will primarily work with one or more of the following programs including Chapters, the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, and/or Send Silence Packing. They will work on a wide variety of projects depending on the time of year, current initiatives, grants, and special projects as well as the skills they bring to our team. Some of the common work that interns contribute to include: research and writing, small and large-scale virtual event planning and coordination, data collection, evaluation, and entry, and student communications and outreach. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects in partnership with the Communications and Development teams.

Programs interns are important members of the team who support all types of projects – big and small – to continue to move our mission forward.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Detail-oriented and well organized 
  • Team player with a willingness to learn  
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Virtual event coordination experience  
  • Student leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, and Dropbox

communications internships

Communications Internship Description

As part of the Communications team, interns will learn how messaging and media can support a nonprofit’s mission. Communications interns get an up-close look at how Active Minds’ robust marketing programs, including social media, blogs, earned media, partnerships, and more impact and grow the important work of our network of 800 campuses, workplaces, and communities with Active Minds programs, all across the country.

Interns with the Communications team will strengthen their communication skills as they help develop messages that motivate people to get involved with Active Minds and in mental health advocacy. Some projects that interns contribute to include: creating, editing, and proofreading materials such as blog posts, website content, eNewsletters, press releases and marketing collateral, research to support key initiatives and media pitches, and student outreach/communication. They will also have the opportunity to develop projects in partnership with the Development and Programs teams. Communications interns will have a direct impact on the success of communication and marketing plans that support the entire organization.

Communications interns are important members of the team who support all types of projects – big and small – to continue to move our mission forward.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with a willingness to learn
  • Social media experience
  • Passion for communications and marketing
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, and Dropbox

social media internship

Social Media Internship Description

Are you passionate about mental health? Are you looking for a way to sharpen your communications and social media skills within an organization? Are you a student leader who enjoys motivating others to join your cause?

Apply to join our team for a semester as Active Minds’ social media intern!

As part of the Communications and Marketing team, the Social Media intern will support the Social Media Manager in developing content across platforms. They will create engaging, shareable content to help increase awareness of Active Minds programming, with a particular focus on emerging platforms, including Snapchat and TikTok.

This role will provide interns with the opportunity to be creative, learn how nonprofits manage their social media, collaborate with various Active Minds staffers to learn more about mental health advocacy, and interact with thousands of enthusiastic audience members on a daily basis.

Qualifications:

  • Passion and experience in social media
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with a willingness to learn
  • Interest in video filming and editing
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, and Dropbox

development internships

Development Internship Description

As part of the Development team, interns will learn about the vitally important work of supporting a nonprofit’s mission by inspiring supporters. Development interns get an up-close look at how Active Minds financially supports a network of 800 campuses, workplaces, and communities with Active Minds programs, all across the country.

Interns with the Development team will strengthen their communication skills as they help develop messages that motivate people to support Active Minds as well as their people skills by supporting fundraisers and advocates passionate about our work. Some projects that interns contribute to include: outreach to donors, students, and partners, planning special events, data entry, and content creation for newsletters, donor letters, and fundraising pages. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects in partnership with the Development and Programs teams. Development interns will have a direct impact on the success of nationwide fundraising initiatives that support the entire organization.

Development interns are important members of the team who support all types of projects – big and small – to continue to move our mission forward.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with a willingness to learn
  • Marketing, business, and/or customer service skills
  • Experience with college fundraising a plus (i.e., fundraising/philanthropy committees of student organizations)
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, and Dropbox

graphic design internships

Graphic Design Internship Description

Are you passionate about visual design? Do you live and breathe the Adobe Creative Suite? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced, and creative environment?

Apply to join our team for a semester as Active Minds’ graphic design intern!

As a graphic design intern, you can have a big impact. Because our mission is to empower young people to change the conversation about mental health, we deeply value our interns’ unique experiences, perspectives, creative ideas, and skills.

We’ll work with you to create a semester that gives you experience and helps you understand your career goals better. You’ll expand your portfolio and gain industry exposure while also helping us to tackle all kinds of needs, both big and small, from digital graphics to print collateral to video editing and more.

The graphic design intern will be supervised by Active Minds’ Visual Brand Manager and work alongside Active Minds’ Graphic Designer and contract designers on a wide array of projects.

Did we mention you’ll have a lot of fun, too?

Qualifications:

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop required; all others a bonus).
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude who enjoys working proactively and thinking creatively.
  • Accustomed to working on multiple projects with different deadlines simultaneously.
  • Comfortable taking individual initiative and working collaboratively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interest in engaging with diverse team members and perspectives.
  • Stickler for details and quality.

Please include samples or a link to your design work when submitting your application.