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American Heart Association Intern, Community Health-Huntsville, AL in Huntsville, Alabama


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. 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 abilities 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 creating culturally competent resources that can be applied 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.

#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, X (formerly Twitter), and at

Internship Overview:

Time Commitment: 25 hours per week

Internship Duration: 5/22/2024-8/9/2024

Hybrid position. Must be located in Huntsville/Madison/ Muscle Shoals AL area. 40%-50% travel required (mileage reimbursement provided.

Salary: $23.00 per hour

Internship Outcomes:

Orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, research administration, and evaluation.

Expand student’s understanding of public health by growing their awareness of cultural needs, and challenges of connecting resources to diverse populations.

Students will learn the benefits of strategic partnerships between healthcare professionals, businesses, and community-based organizations to improve population health.

Deepen student’s understanding of the social determinants of health such as income, education, built environment, and access to medical care.


Tasks could include things like the following:

  • Design effective culturally appropriate written materials.

  • Coordinate and conduct outreach efforts.

  • Promote and support current events and activities throughout the region.

  • Assist with the collection and analysis of data related to public health research.

  • Establishing/maintaining strong community partnerships.

  • Program development and implementation.

  • Leadership and board support.


2+ years of educational or equivalent experience in health, public health, social-work courses.

Proven ability to research health topics and translate findings into actionable guidance.

Event planning experience is a plus.

Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills, including writing on health topics for promotional or educational outcomes.

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.

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.

Basic knowledge of Canva or Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.

Required Equipment: 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

The job application window is expected to close April 12, 2024.

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?

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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Location US-AL-Huntsville

Posted Date 2 months ago (2/28/2024 6:22 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-12700

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Part Time

Location: AL-Huntsville