What is the Silence the Shame Internship Program?
The Silence the Shame Internship Program introduces students to the important role we play in educating communities on mental health and wellness. Interns gain practical experience through projects, special assignments, or research that support federal, state, and community-based programs, policies, and best practices in mental health education.
The following internships are available annually:
Program Assistant: Silence the Shame is seeking a Programming Intern to assist with the day-to-day promotion and operations of various Silence the Shame programs including Soundtrack for Mental Health, College Ambassador Program, and other mental health initiatives. Applicant should have beginning knowledge in mental health, be detail oriented, and have experience in writing, general office skills, and internet research. Proficiency with graphic design programs a plus.
Communications Assistant: Silence the Shame is seeking a communications intern with exceptional writing and communications skills. The communications intern will work with the team to assist in organizations communications, media relations, and social media tasks. The intern will conduct public relations outreach, promote programs, materials, and our overall campaigns for the organization.
To be eligible to for the internship program, you must:
-Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university seeking college credit. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible.
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Temporary visas are ineligible.
-Be a college junior or senior
-Be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week for one academic school year(Fall & Spring Semesters)
-Preferred majors include:
Behavioral and social sciences
You may be eligible to receive academic credit for your participation in this program. However, credits are determined and awarded by each university. You are responsible for arranging any academic credit through your college or university. Silence the Shame is also willing to work with those who may have practicum or fieldwork requirements. You should discuss arrangements with your institution, prior to starting the program and let Silence the Shame know the specific requirements of your university.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume email@example.com. Pease include internship title in the subject line.