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Higher Education Policy Intern

Active Minds


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The Higher Education Policy Intern will support the organization's policy and advocacy initiatives aimed at improving college student mental health specifically. They will work with both the Higher Education and Policy Teams to create engaging, shareable content to help increase awareness of Active Minds programming.

The Higher Education Policy Intern will work directly with both the Policy Manager and the Senior Manager, Higher Education on Active Minds’ new mental health advocacy trainings and resources being released in 2024. Some key responsibilities include:

Conduct research and track/analyze legislation on youth mental health policy topics such as mental health information on student IDs, funding for mental health resources in higher education, means reduction on college campuses, and school leave of absence policies
Support the creation and promotion of new policy advocacy training for college students
Assist in the creation of new policy and advocacy resources for college students
Alongside the Policy Manager and Senior Manager of Higher Education, conduct virtual policy and advocacy workshops for college students in the Active Minds network
Attend Zoom meetings and prepare reports to be shared with the partners in coalition settings
The Higher Education Policy intern will be a valued member of the team who will support the mission and vision of our work through a variety of projects in ways both big and small.

  • Community Advocacy
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Law & Politics
  • Peer Support
  • Nonprofit/NGO