NAMI Texas Policy Fellowship

Offered By: 
NAMI Texas
Job Location: 
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Job Description: 
The Policy Fellow, in partnership with NAMI Texas staff and volunteers, will coordinate policy projects related to mental health and developmental disabilities. The policy projects are designed to improve the quality of life of Texans with dual diagnoses and their families. Under the direction and mentorship of NAMI Texas’ Public Policy Director, the Fellow will engage in a variety of professional developmental activities, acquire a sound knowledge of public policy. The individual will have significant professional responsibilities and will contribute meaningfully to our mission, while developing the skills and experience needed to work effectively at the state and community levels. The individual must have lived mental health experience and be willing to leverage that experience to inform policymaking. Essential functions: • Actively participate in professional development opportunities, including external trainings. • Assist in planning and implementing the NAMI Texas’ policy projects. • Participate in, organize, and lead policy meetings. • Research policy issues and draft written products, potentially including reports, testimonies, analyses, and issue briefs. • Track and analyze mental health-and disability-related legislation. • Participate as a team member and staff support of the NAMI Texas Public Policy Committee. • Engage NAMI Texas grassroots membership (individuals with lived experience, and family members) to participate in mental health advocacy. • Use your lived experience to inform policymaking. Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.
Application Instructions: 
Apply between 09/13/2022 to 9/30/2022. All applications should be sent to Greg Hansch at and Lyssette Galvan at To apply, please send cover letter, resumé, and two references by close-of-business September 30, 2022.
Contact Information: 
Greg Hansch, Executive Director, Lyssette Galvan, Public Policy Director,
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
This fellowship is offered through funding from the Texas Council for Development Disabilities (TCDD), a federally funded state agency whose mission is to create change so that all people with disabilities are fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives. This work is supported by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201, with a 100% federal funding award totaling $5,907,507. Council efforts are those of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor are endorsed by ACL, HHS, or the U.S. government.
Posted By: 
Lyssette Galvan
Expiration Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022