Therapy4thePeople is a new non-profit making it easier to access mental healthcare in the US by focusing on three of the biggest barriers to care: cost, complexity, and cultural mismatch. They are currently looking for an intern to help plan their social media content and manage accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
About the Organization
Therapy4thePeople is building the first national directory of free and low-cost mental health services that goes beyond therapy to include overlooked sources of support like chat services, support groups, research studies, and self-guided programs. They also bring expertise and insider knowledge onto their blog, where they publish guidance on navigating the mental health system and finding culturally sensitive care.
We are excited to expand our communications team to ensure that we get these important resources to the people who need them most.
More information about the organization can be found on their website, on their About Us page. You can also check out their existing Twitter account, @therapy4theppl.
About the Role
From the organization: “We’re looking for an intern to help plan our social media content and manage our accounts on Twitter and Instagram. The intern will play a key role in disseminating our work to help-seekers and mental health professionals on these platforms. Their primary role will be to create social media content that promotes our directory and blog and provides updates on our work. We’re also looking for someone who will find, create, and share online content aligned with our organization’s values (e.g., health equity, culturally sensitive care, evidence-based treatments, social justice). The intern will track social media engagement to help us maximize Therapy4thePeople’s impact and reach. One year commitment is required, with a flexible schedule of approximately 3-5 hours per week, including regular check-ins with our Executive Team. If looking for additional hours or experiences for internship credit, this role can be expanded.”
- Proficient with major social media platforms including Twitter and Instagram (TikTok is a plus!).
- Strong writing skills and creativity.
- Experience creating visual content (e.g., infographics, memes).
- Experience with the mental health field (e.g., psychology student, provider, consumer).
- Commitment to increasing access to affordable and culturally sensitive mental health services.
- Self-motivated, able to work independently, and collaborative.
- No formal higher education is necessary – instead, enthusiasm for and sincere interest in improving access to mental health services is most important.
Why Join Therapy4thePeople?
This organization says the role includes the following benefits…
- Work on a collaborative team of early career professionals in psychology and social work who are committed to supporting and mentoring the intern.
- Take on a fulfilling and impactful role that promotes mental health access.
- Flexible schedule and independence.
- Position is unpaid, however we’re happy to fulfill credit hours for internship coursework or write letters of recommendation in the future
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that includes information about relevant mental health and social media experience, and two sample Twitter posts (preferably with visual content). Applications are due Sunday June 6. Applicants should expect to hear back regarding their application within two weeks, and if deemed a strong fit for the role, will be invited to a Zoom interview with the Therapy4thePeople co-founders. Please direct all inquiries about this position and application materials to:
Therapy4thePeople Executive Team
“Our work centers the needs and experiences of people from marginalized groups, especially Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and those from lower income backgrounds. We know that we can only achieve our mission if our team reflects the communities we aim to serve. Applicants who bring a diversity of lived experiences and identities are strongly encouraged to apply.” – Therapy4thePeople