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Intern, Development & Community Events-Madison, WI

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American Heart Association

American Heart Association

Intern, Development & Community Events-Madison, WI

Madison, WI
  • Responsibilities


    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 an opportunity for hands-on experience in various facets for individuals interested in gaining work experience with a non-profit, voluntary health organization.

    This position supports the Bert Blain Shootout Golf Outing in Janesville, WI, and the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge in Madison, WI which consists of the Heart Walk and CycleNation.

    The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 (formally Twitter), and at

    Internship Overview:

    • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
    • Internship Duration: 5/20/2024 – 8/9/2024
    • Hybrid position (In office & remote work). Intern must be based in the Madison, WI, or South central Wisconsin area.
    • Salary: $23.00 per hour

    Internship Outcomes:

    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.


    Tasks could include things like the following:

    • Assistance with pre-event planning, day of execution, and event wrap-up projects related to the events listed above
    • Silent Auction coordination for the Bert Blain Shootout Golf Outing
    • Heart Walk company coordination and communication, including coach huddles, fundraising initiatives and walker recruitment
    • Helping with follow-up calls and outreach to prospective companies and coaches for the Heart Walk
    • Research company information for prospects
    • Sponsor presentation preparation
    • Assist Development Directors in gathering requested materials from companies as follow-up from company meetings
    • Assist with pulling reports and data entry
    • Assist with Letter of Intent and Attachment A creation/processing
    • Assisting administrative staff with tasks such as printing, collating, thank you cards, etc.
    • Assist with Hands-Only CPR events


    • 1-2 years of educational experience in business, communications, nonprofit fundraising, or event management (preferred.
    • Effective oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
    • Ability to work professionally with colleagues and professional volunteers.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment managing multiple priorities involving multiple entities.
    • Knowledge of business letter writing format, style, and protocol.
    • Intermediate use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint.
    • Basic knowledge of Canva is a plus.
    • Required Equipment: Reliable WiFi Connection & Reliable Transportation.
    • 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

    The job application window is expected to close April 12, 2024.

    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.

    Apply Today:

    So, are you ready to intern for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases?

    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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  • Industry
    Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • About Us

    The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

    The size and scope of our organization, along with our more than 40 million volunteers and supporters, allows us to make a real impact on our shared focus of cardiovascular and overall health.