The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, people living with bipolar disorder, healthcare providers, and family members and supporters.

We are dedicated to collaborative research and knowledge exchange about psychological and social factors in bipolar disorder. Our mission is to optimise the health and quality of life of people living with bipolar disorder. Read our Strategic Plan here.


We are charting new directions in bipolar disorder research, treatment and care. Your support is essential to CREST.BD’s research and knowledge implementation.

Social Media Intern

We are looking for a volunteer intern to assist with our social media marketing efforts. Are you looking to gain hands-on experience in mental health research and knowledge exchange? Are you interested in learning about the rapidly evolving field of e-health and mhealth?

As an intern you will gain hands-on experience in mental health research and gain experience in using social media for health communication, health promotion, knowledge exchange, community engagement research dissemination and implementation. The intern will work collaboratively with a team of expert researchers, community members and healthcare providers, and creative staff who are committed to developing and applying new knowledge in the field of bipolar disorder research.

Benefits and learning opportunities

  • Gain hands on experience working in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Gain hands on experience in developing and implementing online community engagement strategy
  • Develop research skills
  • Learn social media project management, and monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Gain experience in developing social media training for researchers


  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Be creative with an eye for design
  • Ability to develop a detailed and professional marketing plan
  • Knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc. – and social media analytics
  • Ability to volunteer 3-5 hours per week

We encourage applications from individuals who have a personal or lived experience of mental illness, and/or who have a particular interest in a career or studies in mental health research. To apply, please send your CV to caden.poh@ubc.ca