American Heart Association Internship - Policy Research in Washington DC, Washington

Internship - Policy Research

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact everyday?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has a great opportunity for an Internship - Policy Research at our Washington DC Office, January 2017.

The AHA is the leading advocate for sound federal and state policy and actions needed to support its mission. As an intern, you will work closely with the Senior Policy Analyst and support the activities of the Office of Policy Research.

You will be helping the Office of Policy Research on staffing the writing groups for AHA policy papers; translating AHA science into policy statements and recommendations for use in state and federal advocacy; monitoring relevant federal and state legislative and regulatory issues; researching federal and state issues and preparing background papers; conducting literature reviews; participating in internal cross-organization issue teams; and attending congressional and regulatory meetings and preparing written or verbal summaries, as needed.

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? We are looking for your expertise in the following areas.

  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree (preferable) or undergraduate degree with focus on health policy, public health or related discipline

  • Ability to critically analyze information and make recommendations based on this analysis

  • Strong writing background

  • Knowledge of federal health agencies

Want to increase your chances of an interview? Include a cover letter!

Submit a cover letter explaining why you are pursuing an education in public health or a related discipline and why the AHA internship appeals to you.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Washington DC, Washington, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Advocacy

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