Internship Job Description

Latah Alliance on Mental Illness (LAMI) is a local, grassroots, multidimensional non-profit agency advocating for the rights of and services for individuals with mental illness and those who support them. LAMI educates the community regarding mental illness, promotes community inclusion, works to destigmatize mental illness, and advocates for personal wellness.

Internship Responsibilities including but not limited to….

  • Participate in some or all three of LAMI’s programs: Alliance House, WRAP, and Education, Outreach and Advocacy

    • Alliance House: Socialize with residents, encourage community-based activities, play games, learn about individual interests, maintain weekly visits to the house, attend house meetings on Tuesdays at 1:00pm, collaborate with House Director, communicate weekly with house director

    • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP): Attend weekly peer led support group in Moscow at the 1912 Center on Wednesdays 4:00-5:00, assist with planning and preparing weekly activities, socialize with WRAP members, manage attendance tracker, promote WRAP on social media, collaborate with WRAP coordinator, communicate weekly with WRAP coordinator, gather materials for weekly meetings

    • Education, Outreach & Advocacy: Promote mental health and wellbeing by attending health fairs, speaking events, and community activities, proactively work towards destigmatizing mental illness through education and advocacy, promote the work of LAMI, collaborate with chair of EOA committee to plan and attend EOA events, gather materials for events

  • Monitor all forms of media for the agency

  • Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements

  • Write press releases and other PR materials, as needed

  • Assist with mailings and print production

  • Create advocacy materials

  • Compile contact lists

  • Update the LAMI website and social media regularly

  • Solid understanding of social media and creative media outlets

  • Share your talents!!!! Bring your ideas and talents to LAMI’s programs 😊

 

Requirements

  • Personal transportation available or regular trips to Moscow

  • Experience working with community-based programming, adults with mental illness, support groups, advocacy work

  • Compassionate, outgoing, strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexible schedule, self-starter, dependable, works well independently, flexible and strengths-based thinker, creative 

  • Protect confidential information of program participants and residents

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrates creativity

  • Work independently with little oversight

  • Strong active listening skills

  • Optimistic, patient, and supportive personality

  • Extremely dependable

  • Support the agency with fundraising efforts and grant writing

  • Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Public Relations, Health Promotion, Communications, Marketing majors

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Facebook

  • REQUIRED Meeting attendance:

    • Tuesdays, 1:00 House Meeting at house

    • Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm, WRAP Meeting at 1912 Center

    • 3rd Monday of each month 4:30-6:00pm, Board of Directors meeting at Café Artista

    • Weekly meetings with intern supervisor, House Director, EOA Committee Chair, and/or WRAP Coordinator

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P.O. Box 8654 Moscow, ID 83843 | LAMI.Advocacy@gmail.com