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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

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

Fundraiser/Finance Lead

  • Organizes and oversees grant-seeking efforts and donor databases

  • Looks for and help create financial partnerships and/or fundraisers/campaigns

  • Works closely with core to ensure we can meet our programs' financial demands

  • Must have at least some financial management experience

  • Experience in grant-writing is a plus 

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: 5-10 hours/week

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

Volunteers

Communications Manager

  • Communicates with content writers/creators in the Letters to Strangers network about their schedules, projects, and proposals

  • Helps edit and publish content created by members of the Letters to Strangers network, particularly through the Lessons from Strangers magazine

  • Generates ideas for new communications strategies about mental health education and other work done by Letters to Strangers for implementation across social media, websites, and print mediums

  • Must be fluent in English

  • Must have experience in copywriting, editing, magazine/print design, and/or publishing at-large

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: ~5 hours/week

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.

Grant Writer Assistant

  • 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

Translator

  • Translate existing Letters to Strangers resources into a language other than English

  • Must have written (semiformal) fluency in a language other than English ("semiformal" refers to the level of formality associated with a school assignment, but not as formal as addressing a government leader or on a news broadcast. This specification may not apply to you if your language does not differentiate verbiage/grammar based on formality.)

  • Must be fluent in English reading and writing

  • Previous positions in translation work and/or tests/references to prove fluency are preferred.

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

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

TikTok Manager

  • Create and upload content onto the L2S TikTok account (@L2SMentalHealth)

  • Manage replies/direct messages/partnerships on the L2S TikTok account

  • Engage with other accounts on the TikTok platform (commenting, following, etc.)

  • Track and analyze current TikTok/social media trends and how the L2S account is doing

  • Work with the Chief Content Officer to ensure continuity between the different L2S social media accounts (e.g. make sure important news get posted across platforms, popular TikToks are reshared as Reels on the Instagram account, etc.)

  • Must have strong English writing skills

  • Must have filming/editing shortform content skills

  • Graphic design & other language (other than English) abilities are preferred

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

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: Flexible/Project-based

letter moderator

Partnerships Coordinator  [FILLED]

  • 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

Education Intern

  • Help with the administration, outreach, and logistical aspects of our annual scholarship programs

  • Engage with our research studies and other education/academia-related efforts, such as reaching out to potential partner schools and educators

  • Work with the Chief Learning & Education Officer to improve skills in the areas bulleted above

  • Must have strong English writing skills

  • Must have background or experience with psychology or other science-related research

*This position is intended to be converted to a paid position past the internship stage. 

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: 2-10 hours/week (more during scholarship season)

Content Intern (General)

  • Creates and uploads content onto L2S social media accounts outside of TikTok (mainly Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and, occasionally, LinkedIn or Tumblr - the same content may be repurposed)

  • Manages replies/direct messages/partnerships on the L2S social media accounts outside of TikTok

  • Cultivate sponsorships, ambassadors, and other relationships on the platforms (including general awareness through comments and other engagement)

  • Track, analyze, and improve upon trends to grow online presence

  • May be merged with the TikTok Manager position depending on capability and availability

  • Works with the Chief Content Officer to gain skills and knowledge for eventual transition to long-term content leadership role (paid)

  • Must have strong English writing skills

  • Must have content creation skills (graphic design, typography, etc.)

*This position is intended to be converted to a paid position past the internship stage. 

Location: Remote/Anywhere

Hours: 4-10 hours/week

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