VIRTUAL Recent Graduate - Summer 2020, Content and Copy Editorial Intern

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media

Do you want to learn how to improve the world? Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to get in at the ground level working at a world-changing organization just as they started growing rapidly with a team of less than twenty? Do you want to be a part of building an organization helping mental health entrepreneurs and ChangeMakers as they scale to impact the lives of 1000's, 100,000's or 1,000,000's and secure $XX M+ funding?At Ignite Mental Health we're mobilizing, supporting, and uniting mental health entrepreneurs/ organizations while concurrently mobilizing students at scale, to achieve Three Utopian Mental Health Goals. Using this novel approach, we're working to make the impossible inevitable; helping build and scale breakthrough organizations and movements to be as impactful as Facebook and Google but in addressing the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health!Become a member of a mission-driven founding team that grew rapidly from the Harvard and MIT communities with the help of the Harvard Innovation Labs Venture Incubation Program, to become a nationwide effort in just 9 months!As a member of the Ignite team, you will perch atop a world-changing organization and have the opportunity to learn, grow, and hopefully thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and impact-driven environment. On a daily basis, you will likely find yourself exposed to new perspectives, developing and growing in ways you didn't expect you would!If you're looking for a structured, predictable, and hold-your-hand type environment, Ignite unfortunately won't be it! Tenacity, a go-getter/self-starter mentality, and a willingness to speak up and fully embrace radical candor are essentials. As too is the desire to work in a nimble fast-paced startup, where bottlenecks, imperfect processes, and growing pains are the norm on the road to world-changing success.Curious about how transformative and unique your experience with us could potentially be? Find out for yourself by contacting any of our past or current interns on LinkedIn!FYI talent comes in all forms and sizes, we’re not easily dazzled by big-brand schools or companies. We are dazzled by people who genuinely want to improve the world and who have the growth mindset and chops to make it happen!

General Responsibilities

  • You will be an integral part of an energetic team working to collect and publish compelling mental health journeys in varied impactful formats which will be distributed to audiences, all carefully curated with the aim of inspiring hope and promoting help seeking behaviors. Think Humans of New York, but bigger, and for mental health!
  • Collaborate with graphic designers
  • Wearing any hat needed (engaging in various roles and duties which may be outside of standard duties) to achieve your team's and sometimes other teams upcoming OKR's and product goals
  • Actively learning on the job and diving into new areas where you may have little expertise in
  • Learning from mistakes and failed projects (you'll be wearing a lot of hats)
  • Amplify the efforts of our executive team (CEO, COO, VPs) and help implement our vision 
  • Own the mission of our organization and wear whatever 'hat' is necessary to achieve OKR's! 
  • Role specific responsibilities are dependent on the team you are matched with and can be discussed further during in-person interviews. Ignite is a fast growing startup and our internships are not traditional (big company) internships, so be warned that position titles don't equate to traditional job responsibilities!
  • Requirements

  • You're a great writer. Maybe you've got a great blog. Maybe you write stories or plays, or perform in sketches. Whatever you do, you're obsessed with doing it right
  • Strong copy-editing abilities; excellent written communication skills
  • Deeply passionate about mental health and all things copy
  • Growth mindset, hungry to learn and not afraid of failure
  • Comfortable being pushed outside of your comfort zone in a true startup environment; wearing any hat needed (aka possibly constantly pivoting to new outcomes and roles and responsibilities in different functional areas outside of your normal functional area based on changes in the startup's priorities - it's a rollercoaster of a journey!)
  • Meticulously organized or open to learning FAST: you're excellent at efficiently managing projects, especially in a fast-paced (sometimes chaotic) environment
  • Great navigator or open to learning FAST: constantly testing hypothesis and outlining strategy for pivoting when needed
  • Personable: highly empathetic, comfortable interfacing with end-users on sensitive topics
  • Relentless learner: you want to maximize your experience with us and learn as much as you can
  • Be honest, transparent and high-integrity 
  • Nice-to-haves

  • Relevant or leadership experience
  • Appreciation of puns :-)
  • NB: This position is at a non-profit mental health organization and is non-compensated. For candidates who are in University /a co-op, we gladly invest best efforts in assisting you in your securing of educational internships (for credit), financial stipends, financial fellowships or financial scholarships to cover your living and other costs while with us. Ignite Mental Health is a non-profit organization founded and run by Harvard students and incubated by the Harvard Innovation Labs VIP program. We are not a department of Harvard University, nor are we in anyway owned or operated by the University.Keep up to date with upcoming opportunities at Ignite by following us on Instagram or www.ignitemh.orgOur ambition is to help build organizations, movements and products —unafraid of transforming traditional approaches—that tackle the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health.Are you in? * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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