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Child Mind Institute – Youth Mental Health Academy [$2000 Stipend]


The YMHA offers each participating student the opportunity to:

  • receive up to a $2,000 stipend for completing project-based learning

  • acquire career skills and knowledge

  • build their resume

  • develop professional networks

  • work on a capstone project with a group of their peers

  • be inspired to pursue a career in a mental health-related field

The project-based learning portion of the program will take place from June 19 through July 22, 2023. Participants will also complete an internship in a mental health-related field during the summer of 2024. Through project-based learning and ongoing programming in the 2023–24 school year, students will receive mentorship and support from experienced professionals.

Youth Mental Health Academy participants receive:

  • First summer: Paid project-based learning around mental health issues, symptoms, treatment, and careers, and an opportunity to complete a capstone presentation (with a stipend of up to $2,000).

  • Academic year programming: College planning workshops and other community-building activities.

  • Second summer: A paid internship in a mental health-related field.

  • Duration of program: Mentorship from an early-career professional or a college or graduate student pursuing a health-related career.

If you’re interested in joining YMHA, It’s easy to do — just go to YMHA for more information or to apply. Everyone should have an opportunity to explore their interests and gain hands-on learning experience. You can help ensure that your students get that chance. Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to working with you to provide valuable opportunities for your students.

Kind regards,

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