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Emotions Matter, Inc.

Job Title: Research/Advocacy Intern

Date Posting: July 2021

Date Start: Fall Semester/Spring 2021

Status: Part Time, Volunteer

City/State: Garden City, New York

About Emotions Matter

Emotions Matters, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and empowering those impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and advocate for better mental health care.Launched in December of 2015, Emotions Matter is making strides to achieve its missions through BPD peer support, educational resources and advocacy.To learn more, visit www.emotionsmatterbpd.org.

Job Description

* Ability to perform research and literature reviews to support advocacy campaigns.

ยท Research legislative policies and elected official profiles to support advocacy campaign.

  • Write drafts of communications for Executive Director to support advocacy campaigns.
  • Create flyers or materials to supportive legislative advocacy efforts.
  • Develop and manage advocacy list serve or member database as needed.
  • Support the Executive Director in daily administrative tasks related to advocacy campaigns.
  • Send communications to program participants as needed related to advocacy.

Qualifications:

* Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Google Doc Suites.

* Knowledge of graphic design software for Microsoft Word or Canva.

* Knowledge of social media platforms, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

* Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

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About EMOTIONS MATTER INC

Location:

P.O. Box 7642, Garden City, NY 11530, US

Mission Statement

To connect and empower individuals impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and improve mental health care. Our vision is to create a world in which every individual impacted by BPD has access to resources and support to achieve a meaningful recovery. We do this through peer support and educational programs, publications, workshops and videos.

Description

Emotions Matter, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2015 to raise awareness, and advocate for the needs of those impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD), a mental illness characterized by impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, difficulty in relationships, and suicidality.

The individual experience of BPD is different from other mental disorders as they experience more stigma, isolation and discrimination, due to the lack of education of health care providers, community resources or treatment.

Emotions Matter helps individuals with BPD by providing opportunities for peer support and empowerment. In 2017, Emotions Matter hosted an art show in New York City with over 30 artists impacted by BPD. Emotions Matters produced two short films on BPD for social media, and has active Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Emotions Matter also runs online BPD peer to peer support groups.

Emotions Matter holds events to increase public health literacy about BPD distributing literature on BPD at mental health conferences and walks. These events bring together a diverse community of clinicians, family members and individuals with BPD who share our mission.

Emotions Matter advocates for the BPD population in Washington, in Congress, at the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4-8 hours weekly, Days determined based on availability of the volunteer and staff and flexible if position is virtual, and not in our Long Island Office.
  • Must be sensitive to needs of the special population we serve and aware of mental health issues. Please send a cover letter and resume to paula@emotionsmatterbpd.org.

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