NAMI Austin offers unpaid internship positions for individuals wishing to gain hands-on experience in the non-profit sector.  Join us in eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, affecting positive changes in the mental health system, and increasing the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses as a NAMI Intern.

Please note, we do not offer clinical internships.

Types of Internships

Types of Internships

NAMI Austin has various ways to gain hands-on experience!

Program Internship

Work with one of our Program Coordinators on projects related to our support groups, classes, and presentations. Learn about mental illness education and support while gaining organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Click here for details.

Communications & Social Media Internship

Gain experience engaging audiences through social media and events under the direction of our Community Relations Coordinator. Learn about communication, social media, website management, and current mental health topics. Click here for details.

Community Resource Internship

Work with our Operations Manager to ensure our community has access to mental health resources and information. Learn about local resources while gaining interpersonal skills and data collection and analysis experience. Click here for details.

Application Process

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for fall semester 2018 Communications & Social Media Internship.

The application is in two parts. You will fill out the form below and then upload your resume and cover letter to our Google Drive. Your cover letter should describe your interest in the internship and in NAMI Austin. You must complete both parts of the application to be considered.

Step 1: Application Form

Step 2: Resume and Cover Letter Upload (upload each document separately)

If you are selected for an in person interview, a member of our staff will contact you. If you are not selected, you will be notified via email within one month of the end of the application period. If you have any questions, please email us at Due to limited availability, please do not call or stop by the office without an appointment.