Fall/Winter Social Media Intern for Mental Health Nonprofit

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Mon Aug 29, 2016 09:00 AM - Sat Dec 31, 2016 07:00 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


We are seeking a Social Media Intern (or dedicated volunteer) for the second half of 2016. We're a mental health awareness organization (http://www.thisismybrave.org) and are wrapping up an amazing year of growth, plus planning for our biggest year yet in 2017. My estimate is this role requires 5-15 hours of work per week, with slightly more hours around our busy seasons (May-June and Sept-Oct).

This Is My Brave, Inc. provides a platform and a community for people affected by mental illness to share their stories through theater programs and community events. Our mission as a new non-profit organization is to ignite and actively promote a positive, national conversation on mental illness to end the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. We believe that every time we share a story, there's another crack helping to break down the stigma of mental illness.

We are seeking a Social Media college intern (or volunteer)- ideally someone studying psychology or social work, or even marketing with an interest in mental health - to help us with various projects. This is an unpaid internship, but offers excellent experience in a non-profit entreprenuerial environment with the opportunity to contribute your ideas and have your voice heard as a valuable contributor to the team.

Our physical location is Ashburn, Virginia, but we work out of home offices so this will be a work-from-home opportunity, with meetings in person (or via Skype) every other week to go over work and set new assignments.


  • Local to the DC metro area
  • Social media savvy (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+, YouTube)
  • Ability to travel to Ashburn, VA bi-weekly (or do Skype meetings)
  • 5-10 hours a week
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must work well independently
  • Creative thinker, not afraid to offer up ideas for new and unique ways to reach our target audience
  • Video production skills (iMovie) a plus

This is an exciting chance to get involved - and have a voice - with an organization which is on the leading edge of social change when it comes to the way society views mental illness.

This will be a volunteer position starting in September or possibly sooner. Would love to speak with anyone who might be interested in learning more! To apply, please email: jennifer(at)thisismybrave.org and submit your resume and a video clip (can be shot on your smartphone or using a computer's webcam) telling us why you're interested in joining our team.


  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-15 hours per week

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