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advocate working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and increase access to mental health
treatment. Mental Health America of Colorado serves the people of Colorado by collaborating
with strategic partners to promote mental health, expand access to services and transform
systems of healthcare. MHAC envisions a healthy Colorado free of stigma and discrimination
where every person has full access to high quality services for all mental health and substance
abuse conditions. 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 & Communications
Department focusing primarily on special events assistance and communications work. This
position will work with a group of development professionals in advancing the fundraising and
public image of an organization that is deeply rooted and highly regarded in the mental health
and non-profit communities.
Position: Special Events Intern
Position Supervised By:
Special Events & Corporate Relations Coordinator
The intern will assist with MHAC special events functions of the organization. The intern will
help to promote the vision and mission of MHAC through high quality events that bring funds
into the agency.
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610
Denver, CO 80222
Parking available on site.
Easily accessible by public transportation.
Various tasks and responsibilities will include:
Special Events Assistance
Stuffing and sending out invitations to events (both hardcopy and electronic invitations)
Helping to collect and record RSVPs for special events
Drafting solicitation and thank you letters for event contributions
Following up with event sponsors to collect information (i.e. names of guests, logos,
ads, etc) and ensuring they have everything they need
Day-of event support (assisting with set up, check in, and take down)
Cataloging silent auction items
Designing PowerPoint slides and collecting information for printed event programs
Collecting event related stories and photos for inclusion in the monthly e-newsletter
Posting events on community calendars and websites
Writing press releases, articles, and newsletter pieces as assigned
o Specifically helping to create monthly e-newsletters about MHAC history
Drafting fundraising solicitation documents/flyers
Taking pictures and promoting programs, special events, news, and community
activities through MHAC Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets as
Other Opportunities (Depending on the interests of the intern):
Graphic Design work:
o Assisting in the design of invitations and flyers for special events
o Creating advertisements for sponsors as needed
o Designing fundraising solicitation documents/flyers
This is an unpaid internship
10-15 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
well-crafted cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Due to the number of
applications we receive, only email submissions will be accepted. Please use the subject line of
“Special Events-Communications Internship” in your e-mail.