American Heart Association (AHA)

Intern (Marketing Communications)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Dallas, Texas


What’s Your Motivation?

Opportunity. Creativity. Contribution. It's all part of interning for the American Heart Association- where you can combine professional growth with personal fulfillment.

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular Medical Research, empowers consumers with health solutions and fosters appropriate cardiac care to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. All our work is dedicated to achieving our 2024 Impact 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.

Internship Overview:

We are committed to providing a rewarding experience to interns by offering a paid opportunity to support and learn about the work done at the Association. This internship, will provide a birds-eye view of the work the Association is doing with the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI). The location for this position is flexible and remote . The NHCI team develops and supports signature events and activities across the country. The internship will provide an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the Marketing and Communications department, and throughout the AHA. The Intern will provide support to and collaborate with the NHCI Communications team through various strategies and tactics for research, vetting and outreach to influencers, creative concepting and performing administrative and core marketing duties.

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

  • Duration: 2/26/2023-5/5/2023

  • Remote


  • Provide ideas to support strategic marketing, public relations, and Marketing Communications campaigns in support of NHCI signature events and activations.

  • Assist with press release writing and distribution in support of local event promotion and disseminating mission/science/evergreen content

  • Assist in creating media expert list for the NHCI Communications team and conduct research/interview experts for written pieces or quotes for future use in media efforts

  • Other communications and marketing activities as needed

Internship Outcomes:

Some of the skills acquired include:

  • Experience working with and managing media relationships

  • Understanding of communications planning and execution to promote non-profit programs

  • Improved written and Oral Communication skills

  • Experience working in a professional environment

  • Experience working with corporate branding

  • Opportunity to expand personal portfolio

  • Increase knowledge of non-profit landscape

  • Opportunity to develop a full scope strategic communications plan



  • Candidates who are juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in communications, social/Digital Media, public relations, or marketing with an interest in entertainment and influencer marketing.

  • Effective oral, written and presentation communication skills

  • Knowledge of AP style writing

  • Must be knowledgeable in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with the ability to produce charts and graphs.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including professional interaction with colleagues.

  • Ability to work professionally in corporate and non-profit environments

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and experience with Canva and social media scheduling software preferred

  • Self-starter with good organizational skills, effective communication skills and experience with research Design

  • Minimum availably 20hrs/week

  • Required Equipment:

  • Laptop (the preference would be for interns to use their own equipment, and we only provision AHA equipment when necessary)

  • Reliable WiFi Connection

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Basic American Heart Association knowledge

  • Understanding of health disparity and health equity, Public Health, community health centers, community-based organizations

  • Knowledge of AHA and strong awareness of and interest in current events, pop culture, social media trends (including emerging platforms) and what’s in the news related to health care, heart disease, stroke, and nonprofit organizations

  • Knowledge of PR experience

  • Self-motivated, resourceful, problem-solving, and solutions-oriented approach

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-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 hours ago (1/24/2023 11:15 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-9616

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Part Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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