Volunteer/ Intern

You can make a difference!

The PMHP works with its volunteers and interns across all focus areas as well as with fundraising and administrative work. Both remote and in-person opportunities exist and are responsive to COVID pandemic restrictions.

Please note: we have reached capacity and are not hosting any new interns or volunteers in 2023.

Applications will re-open in 2024. 


Where resources are available, the PMHP is able to host graduate students undertaking Masters, Doctoral or post-doctoral studies engaging in high-quality research of mutual interest in a range of related disciplines.

Examples of previously hosted research

  • Motherhood and emotional distress in a South African township: an ethnographic investigation of postnatal depression in a sociocultural context. (PhD)
  • A qualitative investigation of depressed mothers’ experiences with respect to functioning and participation. (Post-doc)
  • Barriers to accessing maternal mental health care. (Honours)
  • Formative work towards the development of a group-based intervention for vulnerable mothers. (BAppSocSci)

At times, we require assistance with literature reviews, data analysis (quantitative and qualitative), report writing and

Knowledge translation

We are committed to translating our research findings for non-academic audiences and would value support for this work. This may take many forms, including op-ed pieces, policy briefs, fact sheets, infographics, presentations etc.

Administrative support and data entry


  • general administration 
  • data cleaning and data entry (using SPPS, R and Excel)
  • support updating resources such as the PMHP Resource Directory 


  • confidentiality is extremely important
  • high level of computer literacy
  • data entry experience
  • a logical and detail-oriented approach
  • minimum 3 months commitment

Social Media

The PMHP is improving its social media presence every day. If you have a passion for writing, experience with online media campaigns or simply want to add creative ideas to our online communication, we’d love to hear from you.

Contribute photographs/graphics/artwork to our advocacy campaigns.

Images of mothers and their children help to make our materials accessible and help in our outreach efforts in communities where maternal mental illness is highly stigmatised. Photographers or artists who would like to contribute images, with permission, to the PMHP, can email these directly to us. All images will be fully acknowledged whenever used.