American Heart Association Intern, Nutrition Security in Dallas, 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 Nutrition Security internship offers the opportunity to gain professional experience with a national non-profit organization where nutrition is a top priority. The American Heart Association improves access to healthy food by strengthening systems and empowering consumers to make healthy choices. The intern would have a passion for identifying gaps and solutions supporting the American Heart Association’s nutrition security business plan and strategies.
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.
Individuals will obtain practical experience and receive hands-on training in various disciplines, to include volunteer recruitment/management, community event planning and management, public health research, community partner networking/connection, and program development/implementation.
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, Twitter, and at heart.org.
Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
Internship Duration: 5/22/2023 – 8/11/2023
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
Research and reporting
Research the nutrition education curriculum used within Healthy for Life Cooperative Extension.
Conduct online research supporting the development of Healthy for Life educational materials, focused on Spanish resources.
Participate in Nutrition Consumer Research process to develop messaging and create slides to convey and communicate research results to various internal and external stakeholders.
Conduct research using online sources (e.g., food and nutrition issues, stakeholders, trends, etc.) and present internally to inform programs. Individuals with nutrition expertise will include scientific literature in research where relevant.
Marketing & communications support
Develop promotional resources for Cooperative Extension engagement.
Edit materials (e.g., slide decks, one-pagers, etc.) and coordinate review with internal stakeholders.
Map out topics and/or write for monthly Healthy for Life e-newsletter.
Resource and content audit
Conduct an audit of existing materials to identify gaps with respect to topics (within the scope of American Heart Association’s scientific statements), budget-friendly guidance, and cultural relevance, informing new resource development.
Undergraduate course work in human nutrition and foods, food science, food systems, and/or culinary arts preferred.
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
Bi-lingual (Spanish) is a plus
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.
Reliable WiFi Connection
Compensation & Benefits
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.
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.
This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities.
EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Posted Date 1 week ago (3/15/2023 5:16 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-10264
Job Category Administrative Support
Position Type Part Time