Faith and Spiritual Affairs Intern

City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA4.0

Internship$13 an hour
Job Description

FSA utilizes the public health approach to educate communities of faith with Evidence Based trainings, workshops and conferences with a focus on educating communities of faith on signs and symptoms of behavioral health along with local behavioral health resources and programs.

The success of FSA in the community is due largely to the diversity and support of the FSA advisory board which is comprised of clergy from diverse religions, agnostics, academics, providers and grassroots organizations who are committed to opening their doors to DBHIDS staff and stakeholders to provide supports to communities of faith.

One of the more successful trainings utilized in the faith community is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Since the implementation of the training (August 2012), well over 40 trainings have taken place in churches, mosques, and synagogues with over nine hundred people from the faith community being trained. Additionally, several clergy from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish community are MHFA instructors.

Annual Faith Based Conference
The annual conference is an example of a successful model of bringing awareness, education and resolution to the community on issues and challenges which may impact individuals. Over the past ten years more than 3,000 people from the faith, provider community and individuals with lived experiences have attended the conference. The attendees have been afforded the opportunity of experiencing workshops presenters who are experts in the field of trauma, behavioral health services, incarceration, reentry, children’s services, intellectual disabilities, HIV/AIDS, violence reduction and services for the ageing.

As an intern under Faith and Spiritual Affairs for DBHIDS, you will help coordinate lunch and learns, assist in the planning and execution of the annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference in April.

Essential Functions

Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with skilled department organizers and public health professionals
Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
Research and analysis
Drafting presentations and reports
Program Planning
Organizational and Administrative Support
Help develop and coordinate workshops


Experience in MS Office software suite with strong aptitude in MS Excel and MS Word
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Solid understanding of social media
High attention to detail and organizational aptitude
Public health major
Flexible schedule for students 15 hours per week.

Additional Information

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

Pay: $13.25

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