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Mental Health America of Colorado (MHAC) is Colorados leading nonprofit educator and advocate working to eliminate the stigma

of mental illness and increase access to mental health treatment. MHACS mission is to be the recognized leader, collaborating to promote mental health, expand access to services, and transform systems of healthcare. Established in 1953, MHAC is an independent nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Mental Health America, the oldest and largest nonprofit addressing mental health issues in the nation. MHAC has a unique internship role available in the Development & Marketing Department focusing on primarily on external communications. This position will work with a group of development professionals in advancing the fund raising and external relations initiative at an organization that is deeply rooted and highly regarded in the mental health and non-profit communities. Position: Communications Intern Position Supervised By: Laura Cordes, Vice President of Development & Marketing (Department Supervisor) Development Coordinators (Task Supervisors) General Overview: The intern will assist with MHAC communication functions of the organization. The intern will help to promote the vision and mission of MHAC through external communications. Location: 1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610 Denver, CO 80222 Parking available on site. Various tasks and responsibilities will include: Social Media/Website Updating the MHAC Facebook page (events, activities, news, pictures, etc). Updating Twitter as necessary (especially involving Public Policy statements, event announcements, etc). Collecting information for and updating the website as needed, using Ready Portal. External Communications Collecting stories and photos for inclusion in the monthly e-newsletter. Writing press releases and articles as assigned. Collecting data on the number of brochures and information that is distributed to and downloaded by the public. Maintaining Constant Contact e-mail list and creating Constant Contact e-mails as necessary.

Graphic Design Helping to create brochures and 1-page information sheets on programs and departments. Assisting in the design of invitations and flyers for special events. Other Opportunities (Depending on the interests of the student): Helping with special events. Taking pictures and creating videos of programs and special events. Attending health fairs and community activities to hand out information about MHAC. Provisions This is an unpaid internship. 10-20 hours per week, depending on availability. If pursuing internship for credit must maintain compliance with internship obligations. Prior to the end of the internship term, the intern will be provided with written feedback. Interested parties may apply by emailing one PDF or Microsoft Word document including a wellcrafted cover letter and resume to lcordes@mhacolorado.org. Due to the number of applications we receive, only email submissions will be accepted. Please use the subject line of Communications Internship in your e-mail.