American Heart Association Media Advocacy Intern in Dallas, Texas
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.
This internship with our national Advocacy Communications team will provide hands-on experience with strategies and initiatives to communicate about the Association’s public policy priorities to lawmakers, policymakers, the media, partners and stakeholders, Association staff and volunteers, and others. The internship will provide an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the Marketing and Communications department, the Advocacy department and throughout the Association.
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 hours per week
Internship Duration: 5/22/2023 – 8/11/2023
Intern must be based in Washington, D.C. or immediate surrounding area
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.
Support content development and/or project management for a long-term issue advocacy campaign (access to care, nutrition, maternal health or tobacco.
Inform our youth-oriented efforts on issues including the tobacco endgame.
Assist with proofreading materials (news releases, info sheets, fast facts, etc.
Perform research on facts, figures, arguments and allies in support of our advocacy priorities.
Monitor and research media coverage of our priority issues.
Assist with drafting web and social media content about our advocacy work.
College juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in public policy, communications, public relations, public health, journalism or related fields are encouraged to apply.
Experience in public policy and/or an interest in non-profit and health care communications is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in written communications skills.
Demonstrated skills in effective one-on-one and group communications and comfort with working with all levels of community leaders, volunteers, and staff.
Ability to deal professionally in a corporate or non-profit environment and assume responsibility for guiding projects and programs from inception through completion.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment managing multiple priorities involving multiple entities.
Intermediate to excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Minimum availability of 20 hrs/wk, M-F between the hours of 8:30am-5pm.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship, now or in the future. For any roles working remotely, the work must also be performed inside the United States, not in a foreign country.
Reliable WiFi Connection
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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Posted Date 1 week ago (3/17/2023 7:08 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-9874
Job Category Administrative Support
Position Type Part Time