The Be Well Initiative (BWI) is a new and exciting initiative and has its roots in human suffering, specifically aiding the Nepali diaspora. This is a collaboration of scientists, advocates, professionals, and community leaders who gather to join hands and to alleviate suffering post-Nepal 2015 earthquake. Youth community members are invited to join us!
Organizations such as NAAPIMHA, Ohio Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services, ASIA, SANN, ACRS and Adhikaar have supported our efforts with their experience and credibility. Friends from the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) have inspired us in this journey.
BWI Key Goals
- Developing psycho-social support for individuals, families, and the entire community,
- Building a mind-body health and wellness “prevention” as well as early counseling intervention infrastructure that supports everyday family and community health and vitality,
- Being a resource in dealing with potential future disasters, and
- Evolving resource bridges between communities and government, non-profit, and private resources
The Be Well intern will work under the guidance of the Be Well convener or a member of the team depending on matching interest and will be supported by other team members. She/he will cultivate leadership abilities working alongside seasoned Leaders and Professionals. She/he will practice hard and soft skills associated with program design, development, implementation, communication, outreach, research, etc.
INTERN POSITION DESCRIPTION
- Support planning and coordination of Be Well program activities
- Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda
- Help organize a community outreach event
- Manage communications through media relations, social media etc.
- Help build positive relations within the team and external parties
- Help in incorporation of Be Well Initiative, working with DC law clinic and Mason Enterprises
- Learn grants writing
- Tech savvy
- Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Minimum high school or college student
- Minimum commitment of four months – about 5 hours a week