American Heart Association (AHA)

Intern (Community Impact)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Oakland, California


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

What’s Your Motivation?

Opportunity. Creativity. Contribution. I t's all part of interning for the American Heart Association- where you can combine professional growth with personal fulfillment.

Community Impact Internship

The American Heart Association’s Internship Program – Interns of Impact – provides college students the opportunity to work in the field of Public Health at a premier non-profit organization with an impeccable reputation for promoting a healthy lifestyle free from cardiovascular disease and stroke. In this structured program, under close supervision and mentorship of experienced public health professionals, interns will apply classroom learning to practical problems.

Throughout this process, participants will develop and strengthen skills such as: research methods, health communication, and Community Engagement.

Through working on projects that advance policies, systems and environmental changes, interns will enhance their existing skill set by learning strategies to improve health outcomes in diverse communities by conducting Health Education workshops, developing and implementing outreach strategies to specific racial ethnic minority communities, and create culturally competent resources that can be utilized by these communities to prevent or manage cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke.

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: Spring 2023 (16-week structured program beginning on January 17)

  • Hybrid Position (Virtual and Office)

Internship Outcomes:

  • Complete project deliverables

  • Orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research Administration and evaluation.

  • Expand student’s understanding of public health by increasing their awareness of cultural needs, and challenges of connecting resources to diverse populations.

  • Students will learn the benefit of strategic partnerships between health care professionals, businesses, and community-based organizations to improve population health.

  • Deepen student’s understanding of the social determinants of health such as income, education, built environment and access to Medical Care.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in a public health or related program with interest in contributing toward a voluntary health organization

  • Demonstrated interest in public policy, public health, political institutions, media advocacy, nonprofit communications, and Marketing

  • Ability to learn quickly, have focused attention to detail, and a reliable work schedule

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills

  • Ability to work remotely in professional settings

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to use virtual platform programs (Zoom, MS Teams)

  • Learners who are motivated to seek challenges within a fast-paced, dynamic setting


Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-CA-Oakland

Posted Date 13 hours ago (1/4/2023 5:34 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-9882

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Part Time

Location: CA-Oakland

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