Outreach and Mass Communications 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.
The National Alliance for Eating Disorders, a nonprofit organization, is seeking passionate and motivated Outreach and Mass Communications Intern(s) for the 2022 Spring School Semester. This is a part-time, unpaid internship providing flexible scheduling and optional academic credit hours. Interns will report to the Operations Manager.
The Outreach and Mass Communications Interns will research and compile contact information for behavioral health services, major networks, media outlets, and the like, across the country. The information compiled will be used for the intern to contact each organization via phone or email to provide information about The Alliance, as well as assist in setting up training on eating disorders (if applicable). This opportunity allows the intern to be involved in the entire process from start to finish of this project, so they can observe the outcome of their work.
The Alliance strives to make its internship as enriching and all-encompassing as possible. Interns can expect to learn about eating disorders, non-profits, therapeutic techniques, working in behavioral health, all while getting a glimpse into the general management of a non-profit organization.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Researching and compiling data
- Making phone calls following a script and/or sending emails
- Providing information on The Alliance and eating disorders to outside organizations
- Expanding The Alliance’s reach through research, blogs, and marketing plans
- Aiding supervisor in general administrative and human resources tasks
- Attending at least three Alliance-hosted support groups and submitting write-ups on each
- Learning about the ins-and-outs of communications and marketing through webinars and projects
- Attending individual and group meetings on a weekly basis
- Attending virtual Alliance-hosted mental health information sessions and training
- Presenting a team “lunch and learn” research project, as well as an individual “passion project” to staff
- 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 students pursuing a degree in any major, but concentrations in communications, public relations, journalism/broadcasting, psychology, or sociology are preferred
- Excellent reading, writing, editing, and communication skills
- Self-motivated and able to exhibit a professional demeanor in the office environment, over Zoom, and over the phone
- Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Technical computer skills; competencies in Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Presentation applications (Google Slides, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Strong capability to work productively, both alone and in groups
- Comfortable working alone in a remote environment
*Note Remote and/or On-site Position available. On-site positions require the intern(s) to be fully vaccinated prior to the start date.
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.