American Heart Association (AHA)

Intern (Digital Strategies & Design)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Los Angeles, 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.

The American Heart Association’s Internship Program 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.

This opportunity is focused on digital communication with the ability to help create digital content to advance our lifesaving work! Enhance your Marketing and communications skills and Design portfolio while gaining collaboration, customer service and project Coordination experience with a national voluntary health organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives.

Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: Summer (May 22 nd through August 11 th )

  • Remote position with flexibility to be based in locations throughout the Western States Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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 additional training and support, locally.

#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


Responsibilities Include:

  • Actively participate in internship cohort meetings and complete project deliverables.

  • Assist in designing community value documents including creating design templates, adjusting the design based on feedback, researching statistics for local markets and customizing the approved design for each market.

  • Work with the Digital Strategies team to identify content creation topics.

  • Design social media templates to be used and/or customized by local markets.

  • Collect survivor stories and create and edit related videos.

  • Provide project coordination to support overall goals.


  • Interest in digital communication, social media, public health, Graphic Design, video. Skills in graphic design and video. Major or coursework in communications, PR, Journalism, Digital Communications or graphic design.

  • Ability to learn quickly and have focused attention to detail.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

  • Strong eye for design with an interest in building their portfolio

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.

  • Experience in the virtual platform.

  • Proficiency with Canva Pro, Adobe CC. Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator InDesign, Premiere Pro preferred; After Effects helpful.

  • Understanding of design for social media (best practices, engagement levers, etc.)

  • Understanding of designing for accessibility

  • 20hrs/week availability, M-F between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.

  • Required Equipment: Reliable WiFi Connection

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay will be $23 per hour. The American Heart Association invests in its people. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation and Performance – Attracting talented, committed interns means offering competitive compensation, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

  • 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.

Apply Today:

So, are you ready to Intern for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases?

A cover letter is recommended to explain why an internship in public health at the American Heart Association appeals to you.

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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Location US-CA-Los Angeles

Posted Date 2 hours ago (5/11/2023 2:48 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10567

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Part Time

Location: CA-Los Angeles

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