New Mental Health Advocacy Internship

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Brown County is looking for an intern who would assist in their advocacy, education, and support initiatives.  Responsibilities would include the following:

  • Assist with the organizing of major events (e.g., fundraisers, conventions)
  • Attend and assist with set-up of monthly educational meetings and board meetings (held on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of every month)
  • Support the communication director by writing press releases and E-mail alerts, contacting media outlets, etc.
  • Plan and carry out one major activity, event, or project that you take full responsibility for.  For example, you could put together a mental health listening session or panel discussion for the public, organize a fundraiser for the organization, put together a public service announcement for the website, or various other sorts of projects. 

The time commitment would include 100 hours over the course of the semester for a 3 credit internship.  This is not a paid position but a great opportunity to gain valuable experience as a mental health advocate.  NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country.  Founded right here in Wisconsin, NAMI works to increase awareness of mental illness, offer support to those affected by mental illness, and educate the public regarding mental health concerns.  To learn more about NAMI, visit www.nami.org and to learn more about NAMI-Brown County, the local affiliate you would be working for, visit www.nami.org/sites/namibrowncounty.

If you are interested or have questions about the experience, contact Professor Ryan Martin by E-mail (martinr@uwgb.edu) to receive an application.  Applications are due to him by Wednesday, November 4th, and a short list of applicants will be interviewed the week of November 9th. Please note that you must meet the qualifications for a Psychology or Human Development Internship which can be found here: http://www.uwgb.edu/Psychology/internships/index.htm

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