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American Heart Association Intern, Advocacy and Community Impact-5 Boroughs of NYC in New York, New York


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 public health policy, health communication, and community engagement. Part of the Community Impact team with a focus on Advocacy.

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, X (formerly Twitter), and at

Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

  • Internship Duration:1/16/24-5/3/24

  • Hybrid-Intern must be based in one of the 5 boroughs of New York City area.

  • Salary: $23.00 per hour

Internship Outcomes:

  • Orient students to the principles and practices of public health planning, advocacy, 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 healthcare 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.


Tasks could include things like the following:

  • 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, graduate, or recently graduated students with an interest in contributing toward a voluntary health organization.

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

  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

  • Comfortable making cold calls to community leaders and potential supporters.

  • Effective oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

  • Ability to work professionally in corporate and non-profit environments.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.

  • Ability to learn quickly, 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.

  • Required: Reliable WiFi Connection

  • Experience/courses in health advocacy/public policy strongly desired.

  • 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.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-NY-New York

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/27/2023 3:24 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-11803

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Part Time

Location: NY-New York