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American Heart Association Intern, Community Health in Columbus, Ohio


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.

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 – 25 hours per week

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

  • Hybrid position. Intern must be based in Columbus, Ohio area with reliable transporation.

  • Salary: $23.00 per hour

Internship Outcomes:

  • Orient students to the principles and practices of public health data collection, 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 rural 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.

  • Gain experience in assessing community health needs and evaluating evidence-based solutions to address those needs.


  • Assist in organizing/implementing community and culturally appropriate health initiatives and programs throughout communities.

  • Support work around community impact priority issues including hypertension control, nutrition insecurity, community response, and tobacco/vaping.

  • Assist with internal program evaluations.

  • Assist community impact team in communicating the impact of local work.

  • Identify impact stories for showcasing, enhance via research and interviews, and develop communication pieces for online or offline sharing.

  • Create and manage a volunteer database and communications; respond to volunteer inquiries with upcoming opportunities.

  • Identify, review, and develop resources that meet community health needs such as playbooks and other tools.

  • Explore state or local organizations that align with the Association’s priority issue areas and identify opportunities for collaboration.

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of trainings and other community impact meetings.

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrated excellence in written communications 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

  • Ability/willingness to travel for community events.

  • 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.

  • Required Equipment:

  • 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-OH-Columbus

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (3/15/2023 5:21 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10060

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Part Time

Location: OH-Columbus