BMHA accepts interns throughout the year to work in various capacities supporting a wide range of projects and services. We have opportunities for college and graduate-level interns whose studies are focusing on behavioral health, fundraising and development, public administration or nonprofit management, as well as social media, public relations, social justice, public health, gender and women’s studies, marketing and communications. Each position has unique requirements, and is also tailored to fit the skills, interests, and qualifications of the individual.
BMHA Internship Components
- A set start and end date: most internships last between 2-6 months
- An agreed-upon regular schedule: interns create a schedule with their supervisor and are expected to work on specific days and times each week (at least 10 hours of work per week)
- May consist of remote on a case-by-case basis (this is not the norm)
- Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required
- Regular supervision by a BMHA staff member
- Work credit or non-credit as determined by you and your school: BMHA will gladly cooperate with you and your school to sign any necessary forms so that you will receive credit for your work
How to Apply?
It’s easy! First, fill out our online application.
NOTE: Applicants are screened based on functionality and availability to serve. Acceptance is subject to approval and is not guaranteed.
“I first interned with the Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA) in the summer of 2013 and returned each summer until 2016. As an student intern, studying public health at a university, BMHA was the perfect place to get hands on experience in the non-profit sector. With a small team, I quickly learned the ropes and got to work on tasks that ranged from grant writing, event planning, and preparation of reports and proposals — to name a few! No matter the task, cultural competency was key — a sometimes overlooked component in the public health field. It was a challenging experience but worth every moment!”
– Ayanna Williams
“I have served in many capacities at Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA). The opportunity to work with the Youth Tobacco Enforcement Initiative was the most rewarding. In addition to providing training and support to the youth secret shoppers, I also served as a mentor to share my experience as a college student and computer science major. I worked the IT help desk, answered questions and created technology solutions and installed software and hardware. In December 2017, I received my BS with honors in Computer Science from Morgan State University and currently am employed at a Black-owned software firm in Baltimore.”
– Omar Maybin
“During my tenure at the Black Mental Health Alliance I assisted in the transcription of data, developing best practices collections, and developed a PowerPoint presentation on resilience. The internship was beneficial to me because it allowed me to see the everyday functions of a non-profit. Additionally, it gave me the opportunity to apply the concepts I was learning about in class into real life situations.”
– Kirstyn McLeod