Apply through BYU’s Handshake at Mental Health Social Media Intern
Anxiety and depression are growing issues among kids and teenagers. United Way’s EveryDay Strong project is on a mission to empower parents and other caring adults to know how to build resilience in children.
We’ve already reached over twenty thousand families in Utah and we’re still spreading. As the Mental Health Social Media Intern, you’ll help us remix featured content for our Facebook and Instagram channels to reach more families and teach them how to help their kids feel safe, connected, and confident.
Day to day activities:
- review that week’s featured content and edit/shorten it for an Instagram caption
- select quality photos from our library that match the caption
- use Canva to create simple graphics/quote images that teach a lesson
- make sure the “link in bio” matches the content for that week
- draft one email newsletter per month
- draft one article for the local paper per month
Hours per week: 10-15 (flexible; remote possible)
- good writing skills and willingness to revise
- a passion for mental health and the ability to refine your own thinking about what mental health is
- the ability to stay on top of tasks and contribute to a team environment
- fluent in English, excellent grammar
- basic technical literacy (if you can use programs like PowerPoint and Word easily, you’ll be set)
We love teaching you all these skills! We anticipate that you will walk away with a strong portfolio of meaningful projects that you can claim full responsibility for.
This is a volunteer position. Usually, it qualifies for school credit: you will need to check the exact requirements of your school. We are happy to fill out any needed paperwork or adjust the job description as needed. There is also a possibility of being supervised by an LCSW if your school requires it for credit.
To apply, please submit the following:
- a short cover letter (1-3 paragraphs) explaining how this job might contribute to your long-term career goals and why you would be a good fit for the position
- resume optional; we just want to see what relevant experience you have—if you don’t have any relevant experience yet, that’s okay!
- preference given to candidates who can submit a sample of non-academic writing they have done (for a blog, social media account, campus newspaper, family newsletter, etc.)