National Eating Disorders Association

Supervisor: 
Media and Communications Manager
Position Summary: 

Location: New York, NY

Currently accepting applications for fall 2017!

The Communications department is looking to increase awareness about eating disorders through social media.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Research

  • Receive training from the Media and Communications Manager on current social media trends related to eating disorders.
  • With guidance and mentoring from the Media and Communications Manager, assist in researching and contacting organizations, universities, and wellness centers to partner with and participate in program initiatives and community engagements.
  • Learn how to create a template for tracking information pertaining to different outreach targets.
  • Participate in department meetings to increase knowledge and understanding of community outreach and partnership in a non-profit organization.
  • Opportunity to shadow NEDA staff in developing awareness campaigns, establishing relationships, and implementing outreach initiatives.

2.  Social Media/Community Outreach

  • Interns have the opportunity to learn how to effectively write blog posts related to eating disorders, professionally utilize social media platforms, and Google alerts to stay on top of the latest eating disorder related news.
  • With close supervision and training from the Media and Communications Manager, learn how to draft sample communications to targeted partners.
  • Opportunity to learn/refine social media skills to increase community awareness.
  • Share ideas for growth and future program planning.

Training/Support Provided:

Interns will be trained at NEDA by the Media and Communications Manager. Training includes general knowledge about eating disorders, the programs and services NEDA offers, and the importance of getting communities involved through social media and community outreach initiatives. Interns should expect to strengthen their current knowledge and talent when getting involved with NEDA.

Benefits:

Interns will have the opportunity to shadow and be closely supervised by staff members. It is anticipated that the intern will have a greater understanding of raising awareness about mental health in a non-profit setting though social media and community outreach. The intern will be able to attend weekly meeting to learn more about how program development and planning is carried out.

Required Qualifications:

  • High energy, positive attitude, and enthusiasm.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to provide quality customer service.
  • Strong computer skills, data entry and word-processing ability.
  • Must be dependable and self-motivated.
  • Able to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Recovery is important to us here at NEDA. We require that applicants with personal experience who are interested in getting involved with the National Eating Disorders Association have two years of strong recovery due to the intense and triggering nature of this position.