Careers and Internships

Learn more about Careers and Internships at NAMI Minnesota!

NAMI Minnesota is an award-winning organization that is known for its excellent record in legislative advocacy, support groups for people living with mental illnesses and their families, and as a source of information and resources that promote understanding of mental illness and the mental health system. People who work at NAMI are committed to its mission, often through personal connection.

“It’s so impactful to me that everyone on staff or volunteering has a personal connection to the cause, either because they live with a mental illness or a loved one does. It builds a sense of solidarity within the office, and helps promote a healthy work environment that I haven’t been able to experience in previous jobs.”

“I have never worked with work a group of people who are so compassionate and willing to help assist in anyway possible to help an individual who may be struggling with mental illness or a loved one who may be.”

Current Job Openings



NAMI Minnesota offers limited part-time, unpaid internships during the fall, spring and summer terms for individuals wishing to gain hands-on experience in the fields of nonprofit development or public policy. Join us in creating positive changes in the mental health system and increasing the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses as a NAMI intern.

Internships at NAMI Minnesota last 3 to 4 months, and average between 10 and 15 hours per week. Schedules are arranged between the direct program supervisor and internship candidate. Though start and end dates are generally flexible, interns are required to commit to a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Internships are available in the following areas:

Public Policy

Interns work on public policy issues by conducting research, attending hearings, and summarizing legislation.


Interns assist with fundraising, special events, and data mining and analysis.


Interns assist with all aspects of social media, write press releases, and contact local papers.

To apply, follow the instructions and process outlined for potential volunteers and attach a cover letter and current resume. If you are looking to complete an internship for credit, please also include details regarding your school’s internship requirements.