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ANAD Internships

ANAD Internship

Position Reports to:  Support Group Coordinator

Summary: Each semester and every summer, ANAD interviews undergraduate and post graduate college students who are looking for a non-clinical  experience in order to fulfill a prerequisite for earning a degree.  The unpaid internships occur at the Naperville, Ill., office. Some students choose to work here every day, others put in a minimum of 15 hours weekly.  (Note: We have filled our positions for 2015 but are accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2016). If you have struggled with an eating disorder, we ask that you have at least one year of recovery before applying. Please email your cover letter and resume with the desired date of the internship to intern@anad.org.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Talking to callers on the ANAD help line.
  • Responding to those who e-mail ANAD’s help e-mail.
  • Contributing to our social networks and website.
  • Communicating with health professionals in the eating disorder field.
  • Attending support group meeting, Junior Board meeting, and other upcoming events.
  • Maintaining and updating databases of resources.
  • Online and traditional publicity and media relations.

(Activities will vary depending on the skill level and interest of the student intern.)

Typically, ANAD interns are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the following areas:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Human Services
  • Health Education
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media