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Internship Opportunities

Internships are one of the many ways in which EveryMind is helping to build the next generation of mental health service providers. Internships are available for a semester or the entire school year.  All internships are unpaid, but may be eligible for school credit. Weekly supervision is provided to interns.

To apply for an EveryMind internship, submit a completed application to the Volunteer Coordinator at intern@Every-Mind.org or via fax at 301.738.1030.  Please submit your resume and personal statement (indicating your choice of internship placement) with the application.

Current Internship Opportunities (Undergraduate Students Only)

Linkages to Learning

Seeking interns who are energetic and committed individuals. Interns will work closely with staff on a variety of tasks, including program coordination and assistance, outreach, event planning, donor and volunteer management, and administrative duties. Work schedule is flexible however candidates must be able to commit to between 10-15 hours per week. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Develop, promote, and implement programs for elementary and middle school aged children
  • Work with a diverse, multicultural population
  • Work with immigrant and/or low-income families
  • Case management and social service delivery
  • Data collection and needs assessments
  • Budget management
  • Work with a school-based collaboration model

In addition, internships are a wonderful opportunity for students to increase their fluency in Spanish, Amharic, and French. Undergraduate interns typically support the Linkages Community School Coordinator (CSC) who assesses the needs of the school and the surrounding community to identify activities and events that will meet those needs. CSC’s develop programming such as ESOL classes, summer camps, parent coffees, and parent leadership opportunities. They oversee various initiatives to provide school supplies, Thanksgiving dinners, and holiday gifts to families in needs, as well as year round food and clothing drives.

Case Management Services – Adult

Seeking an intern for a team which offers case management and ongoing assistance to formerly homeless adults with mental illness who are living independently in permanent supportive housing. Candidates must be able to commit to at least 2 days per week for at least 5-6 hours each day. Hours of availability need to be between 9:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Interns must have a personal vehicle and the ability to drive throughout Montgomery County. Transporting of clients is not permitted. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Work directly with case managers and clients to ensure program participants are connected to the resources they need to help them achieve self-sufficiency
  • Assist clients with food resources and support
  • Connect clients with community resources
  • Support clients with annual recertification process associated with maintaining stable housing

 Serving Together

Seeking an intern interested in helping to connect military, veterans, and their families in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia to needed community resources such as education, economic, housing, and mental health through individualized assistance from a fellow veteran and a comprehensive online community. Interns work closely with Serving Together staff members, all of whom are either a veteran or military spouse. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Marketing and communication efforts
  • Increase development and content management for ServingTogetherProject.org
  • Plan and implement community-provider briefings, trainings, and forums to build community awareness

Service members, veterans, or family members are encouraged to apply for internships!

Undergraduate or Graduate Student Internships

Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Seeking dedicated interns to work as hotline counselors. Hotline is a 24/7 confidential service which provides supportive listening, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, and information and referrals to the community. All interns are required to attend a 39-hour training class, in addition to three sessions of on-the-phone training. The internship is a great opportunity for college students in the fields of psychology, counseling, or social work to gain experience for graduate school and develop skills to work in mental health.

Human Resources

Seeking interns to gain hands on experience dealing with day to day operations in the HR department. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Gain experience with the recruiting and hiring process including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews, making job offers, and negotiating starting salaries
  • Understand employee benefits management issues related to plan renewal and open enrollment, benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer
  • Importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management
  • Complete special projects such as salary surveys, job descriptions, designing policies, and staff trainings

This is a great opportunity for students who are eager to learn and are interested in working in a nonprofit setting. Applicants should be currently enrolled in an HR-related program with some general HR knowledge.

 

Communications and Development

Seeking an intern to assist with various development, marketing and communications functions including: data entry and maintenance, social media, research, website management, blogging, and outreach. Students pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or marketing preferred with an interest in mental health. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Assist managing social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Assist with day-to-day website management on WordPress
  • Monitor news
  • Research
  • Assist with guest blogger recruitment
  • Write blog posts
  • Assist with collecting stories and pictures for marketing materials
  • Database maintenance and list management

Case Management Services – Youth

Seeking energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule and enjoy working youth. Students in counseling, psychology, social work, criminal justice, or sociology are the best fit. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are preferred, but not required. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Provide presentations to youth and/or parents on violence prevention topics
  • Design and implement group activities for elementary school aged youth
  • Co-facilitate psycho educational group for at-risk youth ages 12-18
  • Provide case management services for youth involved with the juvenile justice system
  • Assist with research and data collection and analysis
  • Develop service learning curriculums to be implemented with youth ages 12-18

Graduate Students Only

Counseling Services – Adult

Seeking an advanced social work or counseling intern who is bilingual in Spanish to assist with providing clinical mental health services to Spanish and French-speaking immigrants who are low-income, uninsured, and newly-arrived to the United States. Many clients have experienced severe trauma, as well as issues around family separation and reunification, grief, and loss. Services are provided at EveryMind’s main offices in Rockville, MD. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Opportunity to work with licensed mental health professionals
  • Conduct client assessments
  • Maintain ongoing contact with clients
  • Provide individual or family therapy
  • Provide case management
  • Assist with materials, research, and outreach

Linkages to Learning

Seeking interns in social work, marriage and family therapy, or counseling psychology programs. Linkages to Learning is a community school partnership with an integrated focus on health, social services, community development, and engagement to support student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Opportunity to provide individual counseling to children and adolescents as well as family counseling
  • Opportunity to facilitate groups in school based settings
  • Weekly clinical supervision and bi-monthly group consultation
  • Work with a diverse, multicultural population
  • Working with immigrant and/or low-income families

Counseling Services – Youth

Seeking interns in social work or counseling to provide early intervention and prevention mental health services to low-income youth and families and group therapy in area schools. Interns will have the opportunity to work with youth ages 5-18 and their families in an office-based setting. The internship will provide interns with an opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Opportunity to work with a licensed mental health professional to provide case management
  • Maintain ongoing contact with clients
  • Provide individual or family therapy
  • Facilitate school-based groups for local elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Assist with materials, research, and outreach
  • Receive clinical supervision

 Wellness Centers

Seeking interns in social work or counseling for an opportunity to work with an advanced licensed mental health professional to provide individual, family, and group therapy. Wellness Centers are administered by EveryMind’s partner nonprofit, Identity, Inc. Interns will work cooperatively to provide mental health related services to youth and families referred to the Wellness Center by school staff. Students bilingual in Spanish are preferred, but not required. Wellness Centers are located in Gaithersburg High School and Watkins Mill High School.

“I know that I am better prepared to work in my field because of this internship experience. My supervisor was exceptional in working with me and making me feel that I could do the work. She was always ready to answer questions and give me feedback. I would recommend this internship program to other because it will prepare counselors-in-training to work in this field.”
 – Margie R.