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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 an opportunity for hands-on experience in various facets for individuals interested in gaining work experience with a non-profit, voluntary health organization.
Individuals will obtain practical experience and receive hands-on training in various disciplines, to include volunteer recruitment/management, community event planning and management, Public Health research, community partner networking/connection, and program development/implementation.
This internship, will provide a birds-eye view of the work the Association is doing with the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI). 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 Association. 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.
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 heart.org.
Time Commitment: 20 - 25 hours a week
Internship Duration: 5/30/2023 - 8/11/2023
Location: Home based
Salary: $23.00 per hour
Individuals participating in the internship program are provided with an opportunity to:
Gain important and practical job skills to be successful in a non-profit environment
Opportunity to explore a career-path with a reputable voluntary health/service organization
Gain experience in the professional world while learning about board management
Complete an internship that enriches your academic and professional resume as well as enriching your personal life by making a difference in the lives of others
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
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
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 the Association 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 Public Relations experience
Self-motivated, resourceful, problem-solving, and solutions-oriented approach
Compensation & Benefits
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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.
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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Posted Date 12 hours ago (5/22/2023 6:20 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-10012
Job Category Administrative Support
Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 57
Position Type Part Time
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