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

of mental illness and increase access to mental health treatment. MHAC serves the people of Colorado by collaborating with strategic partners 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: Special Events & Corporate Relations Officer 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  Updating the MHAC Facebook page (events, activities, news, pictures, etc).  Updating Twitter as necessary (especially involving Public Policy statements, event announcements, etc). External Communications  Collecting stories and photos for and creating the monthly e-newsletter using Constant Contact.  Writing press releases and website articles as assigned.  Maintaining Constant Contact e-mail list and creating Constant Contact e-mails as necessary. Graphic Design  Creating brochures and 1-page information sheets on programs and departments.  Assisting in the design of invitations and flyers for special events.

Desired Skills  Strong writing and communications skills  Team player  Takes initiative and is a quick learner Other Opportunities (Depending on the interests of the student):  Helping with the execution of special events.  Taking pictures of programs and special events.  Attending health fairs and community activities to hand out information about MHAC. Provisions  This is an unpaid internship.  Approximately 10 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 Mary Catherine Moss at 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.

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