About Our Internship Program
Mental Health America's Internship Program provides an ideal opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. View current Internship opportunities.
How the Program Works
Each intern collaborates with their supervisor to develop a curriculum/work plan designed to make the focus of the internship specific to the student's targeted learning objectives. Once on the job, the type of work given to the intern integrates the curriculum/work plan and includes challenging projects and tasks that are both meaningful and stimulating.
Opportunities for Professional Growth and Development
To enhance the internship experience and help prepare students for future career success, the interns are provided with training on identifying their unique skills and abilities and developing their career goals.
Interns are also invited to attend any of Mental Health America’s professional development workshops for staff that include many different mental health, skill-building, and information technology topics.
Finally, as the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illnesses, Mental Health America helps prepare students for an exciting future in the field by offering them opportunities to explore the many diverse career options potentially available to them in areas of mental health advocacy, public policy, education, research and service.
Here's What Interns Have Said About the Program:
"It was wonderful. (My supervisor) was a great leader & motivator and gave me interesting projects. I learned a lot of things about juvenile justice. I want to now take a more active position in the field."
College Credits Available
If requested by the intern or school, Mental Health America will collaborate and provide whatever documentation is necessary to help facilitate the awarding of college credits resulting from participation in the Internship Program.