CAREER

Thank you for your interest in joining the Letters to Strangers Team! We always believe that the best way to get involved with us is by starting or joining a Chapter near you, and our internal network may receive extra consideration in the core team hiring process. But of course, the HeadQuarters Team is constantly on the lookout for incredible young people to join our core team from within and outside of our network. If you want a position with HQ, read on! And if you have any questions (such as how to get volunteer hours for writing a letter), check out our FAQ for answers.

NOTE: As a youth-for-youth organization, we prioritize individuals aged 13 to 24 as they are most likely to undestand the needs of the demographic we serve. However, all individuals are welcome to apply!

 

PAID POSITIONS

Paid positions at Letters to Strangers, Inc. are independent contractor positions compensated with either a monthly stipend or hour-based wage, with details to be finalized upon hire. All paid positions are available for individuals 13 or older only. If you are under 18 years old, parent/legal guardian permission is required. Because this is a paid position, no volunteer hours can be earned through this.

Volunteer Coordinator [FILLED]

  • Onboards and manages volunteers

  • Responsible for responding to all volunteer queries

  • Works closely with core to allocate volunteers efficiently

  • Develops and maintains volunteer programs and processes

  • Must have strong relationship-building skills

  • Must be creative, patient, and vision-focused

  • Multilingual fluency is a plus

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: 10+ hours/week

Media Team (animator)

  • Looking for an animator to join our media team

  • Helps create content for our social media, internal network, and external campaigns

  • Must be experienced in video-editing softwares and processes

  • Experience in cinematography/videography is a plus, but we are prioritizing animators over filmographers

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

Expert Consultant [FILLED]

  • Looking for teaching, pedagogy, and/or medical professionals with experience working with youths

  • This role involves reading over parts of the L2S Youth-for-Youth Mental Health Guidebook to outline/draft a teacher's handbook supplement, ensuring that there is comprehensive coverage of the guidebook's material while also creatively constructing ways to engage teachers and students alike. The target for this handbook will be teachers of high school to university students, first in the U.S., then adopted worldwide.

  • Must have experience working in teaching, pedagogy, and/or science/medical communication

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: You will be working with a team of other consultants to share the work, so we hope to ask for <60 hours of your time over a total of four months 

Medical Counsel

  • Particularly looking for doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, emergency personnel, and other medical professionals with knowledge of mental health

  • This is different from our health worker volunteers, who work more with Chapters rather than HQ.

  • This role serves more as a reviewer of existing content rather than as a creator of new material. As we are a small nonprofit, the rate would be less than that of typical full medical consultancy fees but there is tremendous flexibility in recognition of that. 

  • Must have at least some medical school and/or clinical/field experience

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

 

Volunteer Internships

Volunteer internships at Letters to Strangers, Inc. are unpaid but designed to maximize your personal development and impact, from giving you large amounts of autonomy to granting you the chance for your ideas to be internationally implemented. We accept interns and volunteers year-round unless otherwise stated for a specific position. These internships can go toward volunteer hours.

Co-Policy Lead 

  • Research existing advocacy paths and legislations for mental health (on district, local, state, federal, and international levels)

  • Outline and write tips and guidelines for Chapters to use in their advocacy efforts

  • Work with Chapters to develop advocacy plans for their specific goals

  • Work with one or more co-policy leads to streamline efficiency and share the workload

  • Must have strong English writing skills

  • Graphic design abilities is a plus

*This position may be converted to a paid position if enough demand for its services is shown.

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

Communications Manager  [FILLED]

  • Edit and upload blog content onto the L2S website and other article platforms like Medium

  • Write, analyze, track, and design email newsletters

  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to create and maintain a timeline of articles and updates

  • Must have strong English writing skills

  • Graphic design abilities is a plus

*This position may be converted to a paid position if enough demand for its services is shown.

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

Partnerships Coordinator

  • Seek sponsorships and ambassadors

  • Cultivate relationships with partner organizations and companies

  • Create ideas for partnerships and pitch them to partners

  • Coordinate and manage partnership details

  • Elevate the Letters to Strangers brand and image

  • Must have a strong understanding of trends and relationship-building

  • Must be creative and detail-oriented

*This position may be converted to a paid position if enough demand for its services is shown. 

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

Researcher/Content Writer

  • Flexibility to work on different topics, from policy to identity to educational content on mental health

  • Gather current mental health-related laws, cases, scientific papers, and policy proposals 

  • Though we may accept content in non-English languages, we strongly prefer candidates with strong English writing and research skills.

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

 

Letter Moderator

You do NOT need to apply to this position via the form linked above. INSTEAD, must take and pass the Letters to Strangers Platform Moderator Test to take on this position. Once you take the test, you will be contacted by our team within a few business days on whether or not you've passed and your moderator login information if you did pass. 

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: 2-5 hours/week

Grant Writer Assistant [FILLED]

  • Assist our grant-writing team in researching and applying for grants

  • Help write grant applications and cultivate relationships with grant organizations/foundations

  • Must have strong English writing skills

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based