We All Fall Down: Psychiatric Recovery for Young Urban & Low-Income Communities of Color, whose aim is to publish recovery oriented poetry, prose and art work by young people of color who struggle with mental illness in New York City, and facilitate space for them to engage their community and the mental health system.
The project is headed by Kristin, a social worker by training, performance-poet, and a mental health consumer. For more information about Kristen see myspace.com/blkdahl. Kristin is looking for an intern to act as her Assistant. Please see the job description below and consider the following position and forward it to your friends and colleagues.
The Assistant works with Kristen and will focus in the following areas: recruiting participants from young urban & low-income communities of color (YULCC) for a writing workshop on recovery themes, compiling a resource list for YULCC, editing and designing a chapbook on recovery themes, and securing the endorsement of and/or linkage with community partner. The intern will also co-facilitate a community dialogue in YULCC about psychiatric recovery. Writers and graphic designers are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be:
- Personally or professionally experienced with both YULCC and mental health.
- Committed to the philosophy of the recovery movement.
- Good with people.
- Possess of strong writing skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
- Experience with Desktop Publishing Software a plus.
- Able to take direction but also function with minimal supervision.
The internship is unpaid and will last from April 2009 through September 2009. The internship requires a minimum of nine to twelve hours per week. Commitment for the entire five month period is required.
- To apply please submit in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover letter indicating where you learned about the internship, what you hope to gain from the internship and how you are qualified for the position, please indicating the nature of your connection both to YULCC and mental health.
- Your resume.
- A 2-3 page writing sample that demonstrates your writing skills.
This info was provided by The Hip Hop Mental Health Project, an initiative of 1+1+1=ONE, a Brooklyn based 501(c)3 organization that utilizes the methodology of Arts Based Civic Transformation to empower individuals, communities and societies in affecting positive social change. Find the Hip Hop Mental Health Project at hiphopmentalhealth.org and email@example.com ph: 347-402-4092