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 administration 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.