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Psychology Outreach and Administrative Research Intern

The National Alliance for Eating Disorders is a non-profit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders.
Founded in October 2000, The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness; eliminate secrecy and stigma; promote access to care; and support those susceptible to, currently experiencing, and recovered from eating disorders. We create a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting people with resources to assist them in recovery.
The Alliance offers comprehensive services, including educational presentations and training days to schools, healthcare providers, hospitals, and community agencies; free, clinician-led weekly support groups nationwide for those experiencing eating disorders and for their loved ones; support and referrals through both our free help-line and comprehensive referral website; and unique and empowering scale smashing events and SmashTALK panel discussions. In September 2017, The Alliance opened Psychological Services, which offers direct, low-cost, life-saving treatment to underinsured and uninsured adults in the South Florida community.
Over the past 21 years, we have demonstrated our tireless commitment to making a positive impact on communities nationwide. 

Job Description

The National Alliance for Eating Disorders, a nonprofit organization, is seeking energetic and passionate Psychology Outreach and Administrative Research Interns for the 2022 Spring School Semester. These are part-time, unpaid internships providing flexible scheduling and optional academic credit hours.
Psychology Outreach and Administrative Research Interns are required to participate in Alliance events, weekly supervision with our Postdoctoral fellows as well as complete an independent research project. Interns will report to the Operations Manager.
The Alliance strives to make its internships as enriching and all-encompassing as possible. Interns can expect to learn all about eating disorders, non-profits, therapeutic techniques, working in behavioral health, and how an organization runs as a whole.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Promoting The Alliance’s support groups and other resources through social media and word of mouth
  • Compiling contact information and emailing graduate programs, psychology administrators, and clinicians
  • Learning about and implementing DBT and ACT skills
  • Partaking in individual and group meetings on a weekly basis
  • Assisting staff in general administrative duties
  • Researching therapeutic resources and activities
  • Writing a blog post on a topic you are interested in within the eating disorder field
  • Attending at least three Alliance-hosted support groups and submitting write-ups on each
  • Editing existing Alliance materials such as presentations and outreach scripts
  • Attending virtual Alliance-hosted mental health information sessions and trainings
  • Presenting a team lunch and learn research project to staff
Internship Overview:
  • Specifics: Unpaid remote internship offering academic credit hours (optional)
  • Time Commitment: Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Internship Duration: Begins the week of January 10th and ends the week of May 23rd


  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in any major, but concentrations in psychology, social work, or public health are preferred
  • Interests in eating disorders awareness and/or non-profit organizations
  • Excellent reading, writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Technical computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, and Zoom
  • Strong capability to work productively, both alone and in groups
  • Comfortable working in a remote environment
  • Previous experience working with the public is preferred, but not required
*Note Remote and/or On-site Position available. On-site positions require the intern(s) to be fully vaccinated prior to the start date. 

Additional Information

The application deadline is November 26th. The first and second interviews will be scheduled from November 29th through December 10th. Offer letters and onboarding information will be sent the week of December 13th.
Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and school paperwork (if applicable) in the application.
The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.