American Heart Association Intern, Community Health-Houston in Houston, 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.
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.
Under close supervision and mentorship of experienced public health professionals, students will apply classroom learning to practical problems. Throughout this process students will develop and strengthen skills such as: research methods, health communication, and community engagement.
Students 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.
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.
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Time Commitment: 20 hours per week
Internship Duration: 1/16/2024 – 5/3/24
Hybrid Position - Intern must be based in Houston, TX 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.
Tasks could include things like the following:
Support work around community impact priority issues including hypertension control, nutrition insecurity, community response, and tobacco/vaping.
Assess community level data and provide statistical analysis on trends and relationships.
Assist community impact team in communicating the impact of local work.
Understand the principles and practices of public health planning, research administration, and evaluation.
Deeper understanding of public health by increasing their awareness of cultural needs, and challenges of connecting resources to diverse populations.
Understand the benefits of strategic partnerships between health care professionals, businesses, and community-based organizations to improve population health.
Support clinical engagement, blood pressure program implementation, and help with nutrition access and advocacy campaign work, as needed.
Support Market implementation of hands-only CPR education through community-based events with staff and volunteers
Attend internal and external meetings as requested, including health fairs and community events as necessary.
2+ years educational or equivalent experience in health or public health courses with an interest or experience in public policy and political institutions.
Enrolled in an MPH or MS program, concentrated in biostatistics, epidemiology, community health, or a similar discipline.
Must have reliable transportation.
Intermediate proficiency in statistical software such as Stata, Python, R, or SPSS.
Familiarity with rural health needs.
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.
Effective oral, written and presentation communication skills.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
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.
Reliable WiFi Connection
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.
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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.
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Posted Date 4 weeks ago (11/3/2023 2:47 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-11273
Job Category Administrative Support
Position Type Part Time