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American Heart Association Intern, Community Health in Arlington, Virginia


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.

Community Impact Internship

The American Heart Association’s Internship Program provides college students the opportunity to work in the field of public health at a premier non-profit organization with an impeccable reputation for promoting a healthy lifestyle free from cardiovascular disease and stroke. 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.

Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: 5/22/23 - 8/11/23

  • Hybrid (Will work in office 1 day per week & occasional events with mileage reimbursement). Must be located in Greater Washington area. Home Office is in Arlington, VA

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 increasing their awareness of cultural needs, and challenges of connecting resources to diverse populations.

  • Students will learn the benefit of strategic partnerships between health care 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.

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  • Community event planning and participation

  • Assistance with developing event materials

  • Volunteer Management

  • Public health research

  • Establishing/maintaining strong community partnerships

  • Program development and implementation

  • Leadership and board support


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students with interest in contributing toward a voluntary health organization. Can be recently graduated.

  • Interested in public policy, public health, political institutions, media advocacy, nonprofit communications, and marketing.

  • Bilingual Spanish Speaking preferred, but not required.

  • Ability to learn quickly, have focused attention to detail, and a reliable work schedule.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

  • Ability to work remotely in professional settings.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Ability to use virtual platform programs (Zoom, MS Teams.

  • Learners who are motivated to seek challenges within a fast-paced, dynamic setting.


  • Reliable transportation

  • Reliable WiFi Connection

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.


Apply Today:

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-VA-Arlington

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (3/6/2023 5:15 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10116

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Part Time

Location: VA-Arlington