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American Heart Association Intern, Community Impact - San Diego in La Jolla, California


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 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 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: Summer (May 22 nd through August 11 th )

  • Hybrid: work from home and in-person

  • Based in San Diego, California

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


Internship Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles and practices of public health planning, research administration, and evaluation.

  • Deeper understanding of public health by increasing their awareness of cultural needs, and challenges of connecting resources to diverse populations.

  • Understand the benefits of strategic partnerships between health care professionals, businesses, and community-based organizations to improve population health.

  • Support clinical engagement, help with library blood pressure project, and help with advocacy campaign work, as needed.

  • Help Marketing and Communications Director with social media content creation and management, press releases, and copy writing, as needed.

  • Support planning of local STEM event focused on strengthening STEM as a career pipeline for high school students.


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

  • Ability to learn quickly and have focused attention to detail.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.

  • Experience in the virtual platform.

  • Basic knowledge of Canva.

  • Bilingual preferred, but not required.

  • 20hrs/week availability, M-F between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.

  • Available Tuesday and Thursdays, preferred.

  • Required Equipment: Reliable WiFi Connection


Compensation & Benefits

The expected pay for this position is $23 per hour. 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.

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-CA-La Jolla

Posted Date 1 week ago (3/15/2023 4:12 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10243

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Part Time

Location: CA-La Jolla