This position is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing careers in advocacy, policy, and social work.
As a Public Policy intern, you will work on state and federal policy around mental health. Based on what the policy priorities are at the time and your specific interests, we can work together to put together a project. An example project would be to create a manual of what Parity Act compliance should look like, legal analysis to explain why this is what the law requires, and how to best determine if the law is being complied with, given low transparency and limited capacity for enforcement. Our organization has a lot of flexibility and a lot of ways we do advocacy and creative ideas are always welcome.
An ideal candidate should:
Have an interest in helping others
Have strong writing skills
Be familiar with basic Microsoft Office
Produce high-quality, error-free work
Communicate efficiently and professionally
Attend community and professional meetings concerning mental health legislation
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