American Heart Association (AHA)

Health Strategies Intern

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in La Jolla, California Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet! This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in September 2021; this position may resume to being based in the local office.


This is an ideal Internship opportunity for a graduate level Public Health student with an interest in student and school wellness.

The American Heart Association (AHA) just released a new guidance toolkit for evidence-based, equitable school tobacco policies that were created with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Public Health Law Center, and many more stakeholders.

The focus for this internship would be to assess district level school tobacco policies across San Diego County to help us understand which districts already meet this guidance and which ones we should work to engage with and explore updating their policies.

Objectives include:
  • Learn the AHA’s toolkit recommendation and policy objectives
  • Assess district level school tobacco policies across San Diego County
  • Create decision grids based on the policy assessments
  • Support planning and execution of district level convenings on school tobacco policies and implementation strategies
  • Support creation of school action plans
  • Support policies changes and implementation strategies
  • Support/create grant evaluation and reporting methods
  • Report project findings and opportunities to present (if desired)

  • Experience and/or understanding of school district level policies and an interest in overall student and school wellness
  • Highly effective communication skills with the ability and willingness to perform functions in a primarily virtual setting
  • Initiative with the ability to work independently to achieve assigned objectives
  • Ability to build relationships with many different stakeholders.
Compensation & Benefits

This is a grant-supported, paid internship opportunity at $15/hour with a variable schedule of up to 10 hours/week. Additional hours may be available or required to complete a full evaluation.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-CA-La Jolla Posted Date 2 hours ago (7/16/2021 3:23 PM) Requisition ID 2021-7266 Job Family Group Business Operations Job Category Health Strategies Location: La Jolla, CA American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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