Join the PCMH team as a youth consultant!

Apply to be a youth consultant


Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) is looking for youth summer associates between the ages of 16-24 to join our summer program. Consultants will be asked to advise PCMH as we plan, develop, and execute initiatives to improve youth mental health and reduce youth suicide deaths in Colorado. 

The ideal youth consultant has the following qualities: 

  • Creative
  • Coachable
  • Committed
  • Conscientious
  • Courageous
  • Communicator
  • Collaborative

Youth consultants will be asked to:

  • Provide approximately 10-15 hours of work per week between the months of June and August
  • Support activities, including, but not limited to:
    • Developing a social media plan to expand the reach of suicide prevention work to all Colorado youth
    • Consulting with PCMH on suicide prevention prevention work in high schools 
    • Consulting on youth equity in mental health initiatives
  • Potentially participate in speaking engagements 

In addition to work experience, youth consultants will receive: 

  • 18.75/hour 
  • Professional development and coaching opportunities 


If you’d like to apply, please:

  • Email a letter of interest that is no longer than 1 page outlining why you are interested in this Youth Summer Associate position and in working with Partners for Children’s Mental Health to Stephanie De Jesus Ayala at . Please include Letter of Interest in the subject line. 
  • Send a video (less than 5 minutes long) to Stephanie De Jesus Ayala through GroupMe that answers the questions below. Scan the QR code to add Stephanie as a contact.
  1. Please introduce yourself and share how you became involved with youth advocacy work. 
  2. Why should youth be involved in developing mental health systems in Colorado? 
  3. What are your personal and professional goals? 
  4. What experiences have shaped the way you view and serve your community (community can be your family, neighborhood, school, etc.)? 


May 10th, 2024: Application deadline. The sooner the better but no later than 11:59pm MT on May 10th.

May 21st – May 23rd, 2024: Interviews begin for qualified applicants.

June 10th, 2024: Summer Associate start date.


Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) is focused on improving the youth mental health system in Colorado. PCMH’s vision is a future where all children and youth have the mental health care and support they need to thrive.  

We are committed to ensuring that youth voices are centered in our work. Youths are not small adults. Yet most programs and practices are often developed by adults, for adults, and then implemented on/with youth without any tailoring or adaptations. Youth input is necessary as we seek to increase access to high-quality mental health services for all Colorado youth, and reduce the number of Colorado youth who die by suicide.

Questions? We’re here to answer them! Send an email to Stephanie De Jesus Ayala at