Organizational Health Intern

Business Operations · [Remote position], California
Department Business Operations
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation N/A

Organization and Role Background:

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Research indicates that psychedelics have the potential to be a breakthrough in treating PTSD, depression, addiction, and other conditions. 


MAPS has worked for over 35 years toward paving the way for education and legalization of such breakthrough medicines.  MAPS is committed to bringing these healing modalities to the world and providing them in such a way that communities that most need mental health resources have access to them. This shift has the potential to unlock previously unavailable resources for the investigation of psychedelic-assisted treatments applied to our most critical mental health challenges. 


Position Summary


Reporting to the Strategy and Partnerships Officer, the Organizational Health Intern will support the design and development of an organizational health plan. This work will involve research of best practices, interviews with experts, as well as focus groups and interviews with internal stakeholders. The Organizational Health Intern may also support and/or lead other initiatives within the domains of strategy and organizational development.


The Organizational Health Intern must be a highly organized problem-solver who enjoys working within a small entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and research-oriented. This position will offer the chosen applicant the opportunity to learn about organizational health and culture in the rapidly growing field of psychedelic medicine.


Why Work For MAPS?  


At MAPS, we value transparency, autonomy, experimentation, and kind, direct feedback. We welcome applicants who thrive in a growing organization that values science, justice, and healing.   


We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, arrest or conviction record, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid.MAPS strives to continually improve upon the supportive, equitable, and accessible work environment.    


MAPS is a dispersed workforce that offers full-time employment in a remote work environment. We are committed to conscious leadership and an inclusive team dynamic. Our culture is one of mutual respect, responsibility, and trust. Our employees’ health and happiness are priorities, and we treat our staff like people, not numbers on a spreadsheet.    


MAPS is at the forefront of changing the way mental health issues are treated and is committed to bringing dignity and access to overcoming mental health challenges through the conscious use of psychedelics. We believe we are changing the world, and we want you to be a part of it.  


Learn more about MAPS: 



You are the ideal candidate if you have:

  • Demonstrated business acumen, problem solving capabilities, and ability to drive sound decisions and action
  • Previous or current work in organizational development and cultural transformations
  • Experience and proven ability to manage multi-stakeholder projects, deliver timely results, and drive effective decision-making
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial environment, including the ability work independently in the face of novel environments and challenges
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills


You are the ideal candidate if you are:

  • Currently pursuing or recently obtained an advanced degree in business, industrial psychology, or related discipline (or equivalent high-quality professional experience)
  • Organized and independent: You are comfortable managing complex projects independently while explicitly defining and delivering on priorities.
  • Creative and bold: You have experience to bring to bear, but recognize this is a truly novel launch that will venture into new territory. You are imaginative and not bound by status quo thinking.
  • Empathic and emotionally intelligent: You enjoy building and nurturing relationships in a high-stakes environment
  • Passionate about our mission: You are looking to join a mission-driven organization, and are willing to go above and beyond to make this groundbreaking launch a success.


Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn and gain experience in the domain of organizational health and culture
  • With the Strategy and Partnership Officer, project manage a multi-stakeholder process to create an Organizational Health Plan that enables a best-in-class work culture
  • Develop a catalog of best practices through interviews and focus groups both internally and externally
  • Create an employee journey that integrates best practices in line with MAPS Principles
  • Support the Strategy and Partnership Officer and Director of Strategy in other organizational strategic initiatives as needed. This may include, but is not limited to:
    • Evaluation of partnership opportunities
    • Co-facilitating training sessions



  • Full time internship. Applicants must be available during normal business hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday PST, with flexibility for other time zones). The exact schedule will be arranged upon selection.
  • Expected duration of the internship will be 8-12 weeks.

Location and Logistics: 

  • This is a remote internship that will require you to have a suitable workspace with secure internet and reliable phone reception. This internship requires frequent phone and internet meetings.

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  • Location
    [Remote position], California
  • Department
    Business Operations
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  • Minimum Experience
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