Job Type

Part Time




200 North Glebe Road
Suite 801
United States


The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit that conducts groundbreaking research and educates the public and policy makers about the social and other consequences of untreated mental illness and how mental illness treatment policy affects them.

Our Office of Research & Public Affairs (ORPA) is seeking a research intern available this fall to work up to 20 hours weekly in our Arlington, Virginia, offices assisting with the development of original new studies and reports. The paid, part-time position offers flexible hours to accommodate academic schedules.


The research intern provides administrative and research support to ORPA. Duties include assisting with literature reviews; Internet research; data collection and compilation; fact checking; composing charts, graphs and tables. He or she possesses:

·        An interest in public health

·        Lively curiosity and a knack for uncovering overlooked information

·        Meticulous attention to detail, particularly numbers

·        Excellent computer skills (MS Office)

·        Good comprehension of technical and/or legal literature

Minimum Qualifications

·        Current enrollment in a graduate program, preferably in public policy, public health, law or a related field

·        Demonstrated ability to conduct research accurately and efficiently

·        Microsoft Office savvy

Preferred Qualities

·        Congeniality (previous work experience in team/office setting a plus) 

·        Interest in public health or policy issues

·        Strong organization and writing skills

·        Experience in conducting literature reviews and drafting written materials 

·        Experience with statistics, economics or social sciences through coursework 

A Bit More About Us

The Treatment Advocacy Center is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to eliminating legal and other barriers to the treatment of severe psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Studies issued by our Office of Research & Public Affairs focus on overlooked issues such as the role of mental illness in fatal police shootings and the dwindling population of public hospital beds. Findings from our original reports routinely make headlines and inform the national conversation on mental health needs and policy.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit your resume and a letter of interest stating why you are well-suited for this position by email to Please indicate where you saw the posting for this opportunity. No phone calls, please.