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.
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.
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
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.
Skills and knowledge:
Highly-developed organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
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)
Highly-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to modify communication style appropriately for different audiences
The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to both take direction and work autonomously where appropriate
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Google platforms
Experience with Salesforce is a plus, ideally the ability to create contacts, accounts and reports
A commitment to being compassionate, open-minded, and authentic
A respectful and non-judgmental approach in all tasks
Willingness to working remotely
Qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s degree (completed or candidate)
Experience as a yoga teacher or practitioner is a plus
Internships start every September and March, and span a 6-month time commitment
Please send your application, comprising a cover letter and recent CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of Implementation for the LYB Yoga program. Applicants should be available to interview via videoconference.