Open Positions

MEDA is experiencing meaningful growth and is seeking to identify our next Executive Director who can lead the organization, with vision and inspired leadership, on this journey. This includes supporting and implementing a strategic plan.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MEDA’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. With deep knowledge in the field of eating disorders, s/he will build upon MEDA’s cutting-edge expertise and drive the implementation of MEDA’s core programs, operations, and business plans. The candidate will have passion for the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, and be able to convey this passion to the community at large.

Read the full job description.

To Apply:

MEDA has formed a dedicated committee to lead this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed, in confidence, to the MEDA Search Committee at

No phone calls please.

MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. It is the policy of MEDA to provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to sex, age, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

Graduate Internships

MEDA is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.

MEDA offers graduate clinical internships for those working on Master’s in Social Work/Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Doctorates in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. MEDA has accepted clinical interns from Lesley University, Boston University, Boston College, William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Simmons College, University of Massachusetts, and more. Graduate Clinical Interns will receive weekly supervision with a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and have opportunities to provide clinical services to individuals, groups, and families. Second year interns or students with previous clinical experience are preferred. If you are interested in a clinical internship at MEDA, please send a resume and cover letter to Rachel Benson Monroe.

Undergraduate Internships

MEDA is no longer accepting applications for summer of 2018.

Thank you for your interest in an undergraduate internship at MEDA! We welcome 2-3 interns each semester: fall, spring, and summer. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Undergraduate interns play a significant role at MEDA, working to further the mission of our organization. To do this, interns work with all MEDA staff on a plethora of projects that leverage each individual’s strengths. Interns also assist with minor administrative tasks.  At MEDA, we encourage our undergraduate interns to explore topic(s) in the field of particular interest to them. As such, every intern works on an individual project over the course of their time at MEDA.

There are two types of undergraduate internships at MEDA:

  • Programming Intern – As a Programming Intern, tasks focus on supporting MEDA’s functional areas of Educate and Empower. Working with the Organizational Development Coordinator, the Programming Intern will gain knowledge and valuable skills relating to the ED field, counseling, and human services in a nonprofit setting.  The ideal candidates are those who are pursuing a degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Development / Communications Intern – As an Intern working with the Director of Philanthropy, the tasks will focus on supporting MEDA’s development activities including communications, marketing, event planning, grant writing and other tasks related to funding initiatives.  Ideal candidates are those who are pursuing a degree in nonprofit management, communications, marketing, or a related field.

*Please note: 

  1. Undergraduate interns do not have direct contact with MEDA’s clients and will not serve in clinical roles.
  2. All of our undergraduate internships are unpaid, but provide the opportunity for valuable training.

To Apply

To be considered for an undergraduate internship, students should be at an undergraduate level. If you meet this requirement, please complete MEDA’s Online Undergraduate Internship Application.