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NextGen Initiatives Intern

About the Active Minds Internship Program

Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization changing the culture around mental health. Through our presence at more than 1,000 high school and college campuses, in corporate settings, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. Through our many programs – including the emotionally gripping Send Silence Packing® traveling exhibit and our compelling Active Minds Speakers – we are changing culture and behaviors related to mental health across the country. 

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 2024 internships will be remote with an anticipated start date of June 3, 2024 and end date of July 26, 2024.  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. 

NextGen Initiatives Intern Key Responsibilities

As part of the Programs team, the NextGen Initiatives intern will support developing and implementing programs to pipeline young and emerging professionals into traditional and non-traditional mental health-related professions. 

The NextGen Initiatives intern will work directly with the Manager, NextGen Initiatives to provide support in researching traditional and nontraditional career paths in mental health and other related fields, conduct research on Emerging Scholars Fellowship participants to cultivate an active network of scholars, and support the work being done with the development of an Active Minds alumni network.  They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with our broader Programs department teams in unique ways. 

NextGen Initiatives interns are valued members of the team who support the mission and vision of our work through a variety of projects in ways both big and small.


  • Interest in mental health and uplifting young adult voices
  • Strong written and communications skills
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Flexible team player, motivated collaborator
  • Openness and willingness to learn new tasks for special projects
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, Dropbox, Microsoft Office, and CRM Tools are a plus

Application Process
The application cycle for the Summer 2024 Internship Program will be open from February 5, 2024 to February 23, 2024.  When completing the application, please thoughtfully answer each question in complete sentences. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by March 15, 2024. We value the time that applicants put into completing their application, but due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide responses to phone calls or emails regarding application status.