Outreach Intern


Overview

The LoveYourBrain Foundation (LYB) is a nonprofit organization founded to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) through programs that build community. The LYB Yoga program includes a free 6-week gentle yoga series designed for people with TBI and their caregivers. Our program is delivered in both community-based settings through partnership with yoga studios, as well as in clinical settings through partnership with select TBI rehabilitation facilities (known as “Clinical Affiliates”). This way, we are supporting people affected by TBI to learn meditation and yoga skills across the full continuum of care -- from medical facility to community. We have partnerships across the US and Canada, and intend to expand our program to all 50 states and across Canada by 2021.

Position

We are seeking an Outreach Intern to join the LYB Yoga team with an interest in conducting outreach to raise awareness about our programs across the US and Canada.  

Key responsibilities

  • Research TBI-relevant hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, advocacy groups, support groups, etc. in the states selected for LYB Yoga program expansion

  • Research media contacts in the states selected for LYB Yoga program expansion

  • Populate Salesforce database with contact information on outreach leads

  • Send press releases and make follow-up calls to media outlets in existing program locations

  • Research social media outlets to promote the LYB Yoga program in existing locations

  • Create accounts, contacts, and campaigns in Salesforce

  • Help innovate existing outreach strategy

Selection criteria

This position reports to Kimberly Baker, Director of Implementation. The position is unpaid and part-time (5-10 hours per week), and requires a 6-month commitment.  A standing team videoconference (60 minutes) is held once a week and is mandatory by all.

Location: Remote.

Skills and knowledge:

  1. Highly-developed organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

  2. Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write effectively for a range of different audiences (i.e., people with TBI, health care professionals, media, general public)

  3. Highly-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to modify communication style appropriately for different audiences

  4. The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to both take direction and work autonomously where appropriate

  5. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Google platforms

  6. Experience with Salesforce is a plus, ideally the ability to create contacts, accounts and reports

Other qualities:

  1. A commitment to being compassionate, open-minded, and authentic

  2. A respectful and non-judgmental approach in all tasks

  3. Willingness to working remotely

Qualifications and experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (completed or candidate)

  2. Experience as a yoga teacher or practitioner is a plus

Start date

Internships start every September and March, and span a 6-month time commitment

TO APPLY

Please send your application, comprising a cover letter and recent CV/resume to kim@loveyourbrain.com, Director of Implementation for the LYB Yoga program. Applicants should be available to interview via videoconference.