Careers & Internships 2016-11-17T17:25:45+00:00

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Careers & Internships

Does mental health matter to you? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Join the Young Minds’ team! Below is a list of the staff positions we currently have available. We also offer competitive internships, clerkships, and fellowships for students and new lawyers. We recruit for these positions on a rolling basis several times a year. Read the job descriptions below for more information.

If you are interested in volunteering with Young Minds, please email annabelle@youngmindsadvocacy.org with the subject line “Volunteering”.

Young Minds Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity.

Current Job Postings

Law Clerk

Job Description: Law clerks (current law students or recent law school graduates) will work under the close mentorship of Young Minds’ staff attorneys in San Francisco. Clerks will have an opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of system-reform strategies, including litigation, policy advocacy, and community education. Assignments may include conducting research, writing legal and policy memoranda, drafting pleadings, assisting in ongoing legal and policy advocacy efforts, and developing community education materials.

Location: San Francisco, California

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours/week for Fall/Spring and 40 hours/week for summer. 

Application Deadline: While we accept applications year-round, the best times to apply are August for Fall Semester, late December/early January for Spring Semester, and February for Summer.

To learn more about the application process, download the full job description here.

Law Fellow

Job Description: YMA is seeking to sponsor rising third-year law students and recent law school graduates for a post-graduate fellowship project with Equal Justice Works, Skaaden, Soros Justice Fellowship Program, and/or similar programs (including those specific to particular law schools) to begin in the fall of 2017.

Law fellows will work under the close mentorship of Young Minds’ staff attorneys in San Francisco. Fellows will have an opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of system-reform strategies, including litigation, policy advocacy, and community education. Assignments may include conducting research, writing legal and policy memoranda, drafting pleadings, assisting in ongoing legal and policy advocacy efforts, and developing community education materials.

Location: San Francisco, California

Time Commitment: 40 hours/week

Application Deadline: Please submit your materials by July 29, 2016. To learn more about how to apply, download the full job description here.

Special Projects Intern

Job Description: We’re launching an exciting new initiative called Generation Bold: Mental Health Advocacy For Girls, By Girls. Gen Bold is a year-long project to address the unique mental health needs of young women, ages 16 – 24, in the Bay Area and beyond. It includes a social media campaign, advocacy workshops for youth, and a community event. As the Special Projects Intern, you’ll play a key role in developing and executing this exciting project.

Location: San Francisco, California

Length: 3-6 months

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

Communications Intern

Job Description: Young Minds is looking for a Communications Intern to assist in advancing the mission of our growing organization through strategic communications. The goal of our communications plan is to educate and engage mental health stakeholders in order to positively influence policies and programs

Location: San Francisco, California

Length: 3-6 months

Application Deadline: While we accept applications year-round, the best times to apply are September for Fall Semester and March for Spring Semester.

This position is a huge opportunity for a self-motivated go-getter to be an integral part of developing and implementing communication campaigns that will have a substantial impact on the lives of thousands of youth and their families. If you are interested in a advocating for young people with limited power or voice—this is a unique opportunity for you to gain experience that will set you apart from your peers.

The Communications Intern will work closely with our communications team and other program staff at our office in San Francisco. The work schedule for this position is flexible and there may be opportunities to work independently from home. Applicants should be prepared to work 10-15 hours a week, or more. This is an unpaid internship.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

    • Researching, writing, and editing weekly substantive posts for our blog
    • Assist in developing, designing, and executing various communication campaigns including: e-blasts, newsletters, press releases, and social media posts
    • Assist in researching and developing opportunities for collaboration with like-minded organizations on campaigns and projects
    • Attend and participate in meetings and events as a representative of Young Minds
    • Assist in website maintenance and updates (WordPress)
    • Other tasks as they arise

Qualifications:

      • Excellent writing and research skills
      • Strong communication and organizational skills
      • Ability to work independently and thrive in an environment that has creative freedom and a flexible schedule
      • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop a plus
      • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and youth outreach
      • Sense of humor

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

      • Cover Letter
      • Resume
      • Three References
      • Writing Sample
      • Design Sample (if applicable)

Please submit your application materials by email to:

Annabelle Gardner

Director of Communications

annabelle@youngmindsadvocacy.org

Communications Intern

Job Description: Young Minds is looking for a Communications Intern to assist in advancing the mission of our growing organization through strategic communications. The goal of our communications plan is to educate and engage mental health stakeholders in order to positively influence policies and programs

Location: San Francisco, California

Length: 3-6 months

Application Deadline: While we accept applications year-round, the best times to apply are September for Fall Semester and March for Spring Semester. Read More.

Communications Intern

Job Description: Young Minds is looking for a Communications Intern to assist in advancing the mission of our growing organization through strategic communications. The goal of our communications plan is to educate and engage mental health stakeholders in order to positively influence policies and programs

Location: San Francisco, California

Length: 3-6 months

Application Deadline: While we accept applications year-round, the best times to apply are September for Fall Semester and March for Spring Semester.

This position is a huge opportunity for a self-motivated go-getter to be an integral part of developing and implementing communication campaigns that will have a substantial impact on the lives of thousands of youth and their families. If you are interested in a advocating for young people with limited power or voice—this is a unique opportunity for you to gain experience that will set you apart from your peers.

The Communications Intern will work closely with our communications team and other program staff at our office in San Francisco. The work schedule for this position is flexible and there may be opportunities to work independently from home. Applicants should be prepared to work 10-15 hours a week, or more. This is an unpaid internship.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

    • Researching, writing, and editing weekly substantive posts for our blog
    • Assist in developing, designing, and executing various communication campaigns including: e-blasts, newsletters, press releases, and social media posts
    • Assist in researching and developing opportunities for collaboration with like-minded organizations on campaigns and projects
    • Attend and participate in meetings and events as a representative of Young Minds
    • Assist in website maintenance and updates (WordPress)
    • Other tasks as they arise

Qualifications:

      • Excellent writing and research skills
      • Strong communication and organizational skills
      • Ability to work independently and thrive in an environment that has creative freedom and a flexible schedule
      • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop a plus
      • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and youth outreach
      • Sense of humor

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

      • Cover Letter
      • Resume
      • Three References
      • Writing Sample
      • Design Sample (if applicable)

Please submit your application materials by email to:

Annabelle Gardner

Director of Communications

annabelle@youngmindsadvocacy.org

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