As a Community Education intern/volunteer you will work with the Executive Director on regional-reaching initiatives to increase public understanding of a wide range of mental health conditions, their causes and what can be done to address them or prevent them. T his position is ideal for those interested in pursuing careers in political advocacy (specifically with diversity and inclusion), campaign management and communication.
So what can the Community Education Volunteer/Intern expect to do?
Research - We want your help to keep our information as current and cutting-edge as possible. We are creating recommendations for including diversity and inclusion in mental health. We're in the process of researching ways that we take care of the BIPOC community.
Writing - Having great information is one thing, but it’s no good unless it can be communicated clearly and effectively across a range of media.
Web Updates - Since the internet is the primary way that people get health information, it’s important that the information Mental Health America of Greater Dallas has on its website is current, visually appealing and search engine optimized so it can be found easily.
We’ll figure out what skills you have, what you are particularly interested in learning, and how we can put your talents and interests to work.
Ideal candidate should:
Have an interest in mental health, writing, or helping others. An interest in public health is critical.
Have strong writing skills.
Be familiar with basic Microsoft Office.
Produce high-quality, error-free work.
Communicate efficiently and professionally.
Graphic design and/or web site editing experience is a plus.
MHA of Greater Dallas believes that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that can be effectively treated and we are committed to promoting good mental health in our community. MHA appreciates the continued involvement of the community in our efforts to share our mission. MHA focuses our attention & resources on strategies to prevent mental illness and works continuously to monitor current services and treatment provided to people with mental illness in Dallas and surrounding cities.
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas provides education and awareness programs to diverse community groups, social service personnel, senior center staff, nursing home personnel and other professionals