STUDENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Interns can get involved from anywhere globally with a reliable weekly internet connection
Students With Schizophrenia is expanding by founding college clubs and holding public outreach events. This internship program entails designing a new outreach idea each week and attending a weekly online one-hour group meeting. These ideas fall under the categories of club meeting activities, outreach events, fundraisers, and/or student initiatives. These ideas must be psychosis specific and/or the connection to the community of people with psychosis clearly established. It is important to Students With Schizophrenia to collaborate with other overlapping focus groups who share common goals in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing the current global mental health crisis. Weekly meetings can be attended from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection. Outreach ideas will be turned in and presented at each weekly meeting by the interns, and the group will build on the ideas in an open brainstorm fashion. Once the idea goes through the group brainstorming process, it will then be added to our Students With Schizophrenia Semester Planning Kit to aid our college clubs in planning out their semesters and also made available in planning collaborated events with partnered organizations.
Students With Schizophrenia’s Tech Internship will involve website updates to both our public website and also our soon to launch CNG partnership website. The tech team will work closely with the graphic design team on creative projects. Tech interns will also assist with other behind the scenes tech-related needs. We are interested in recruiting individuals with experience in the following: website design, app creation, database upkeep, and/or animations. Interns will meet twice a week for one-hour meetings. At these meetings, the interns will both report on the progress of ongoing projects, turn in assignments, and brainstorm solutions with fellow team members. Meetings can be attended from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection.
Students With Schizophrenia is a growing organization with growing needs to expand our graphic design team! Our graphic design team will be working very closely with the tech team in updating and redesigning our website. Graphic design interns will also be working on social media posts, event flyers, t-shirt designs, and informational graphics. Interns will meet twice a week for one-hour meetings. At these meetings, the interns will both report on the progress of ongoing projects, turn in assignments, and brainstorm creative concepts with fellow team members. Interns will also be launching an initiative to better engage and involve artists within the community of people with schizophrenia. Meetings can be attended from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection.
Students With Schizophrenia maintains a strong global engagement through our board members, online programs, and also through social media representation globally with 53 countries from across 6 continents actively engaged. Our top five countries engaged outside of the United States include Canada, India, Brazil, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Part of the assignments for the resource direction interns would be to work with our mental health professionals on locating and verifying resources in these countries. Interns will also look for services in the local areas of State College PA, New York City NY, New Haven CT, Philadelphia PA, and Pittsburgh PA. Interns will be working with a mental health professional and learning how to properly identify a referenceable mental health resource. In addition, interns will continue to add to our mental health scholarship database in preparation to the launch of Students With Schizophrenia financial services. This internship program entails turning in three new resources each week and attending an online one-hour weekly group meeting. Resources will be turned in and presented at each weekly meeting by the interns, and the group will build on the ideas in an open brainstorm fashion before formally submitting the resource to be approved by a mental health professional. Weekly meetings can be attended from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection. Once resources are approved, resources will be listed on the official Students With Schizophrenia’s Resource Direction Platform published online and accessible to the public in the fall of 2019.