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American Heart Association Development Internship- Hampton Roads, VA in Norfolk, Virginia


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


Hampton Roads Development Internship Description

What’s Your Motivation?

Opportunity. Creativity. Contribution. It's all part of interning for the American Heart Association- where you can combine professional growth with personal fulfillment.

Development & Community Events Internship

The American Heart Association’s Internship Program provides college students an opportunity for hands-on experience in various facets of fundraising, special events and implementation, volunteer management, and community outreach. It will offer experience in the use of current business and development technologies, including the use of a computer and software applications. Our internships offer the opportunity to gain professional experience with a national non-profit organization, further develop communication and presentation skills, and experience skills in team collaboration and customer service.

Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: Fall

  • Hybrid (includes some time at home and some at events)

Internship Outcomes:

Responsibilities include assisting with the development and implementation of fundraising activities, special events including Heart Walks, Heart & Stroke Ball, Go Red for other donor events. Additional project opportunities in community health, communications, and local board of directors.

Tasks could include things like the following:

  • Working within event teams on fundraising, making cold calls, communicating with volunteers and follow up

  • Assistance with pre-event planning, day of event execution, and event wrap-up projects related to any of the events listed above.

  • Develop event collateral for events including save the dates, invitations, event programs and helping with follow-up calls to confirm attendance.

  • Working with event teams on volunteer recruitment and management

  • Assistance in meeting preparation and planning


Desired Qualifications

  • Effective oral, written and presentation communication skills

  • Ability to work professionally with colleagues and executive level and professional volunteers

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment handling multiple priorities involving multiple entities

  • Meeting management and event management including set up, outlook invitations, copies, catering, logistics and meeting minutes

  • Knowledge of business letter writing format, style, and protocol


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-VA-Hampton

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (9/7/2022 1:30 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9193

Job Category Administrative Support

Additional Locations US-VA-Virginia Beach | US-VA-Norfolk | US-VA-Newport News

Position Type Part Time

Location: VA-Norfolk