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Intern, Marketing Communications Innovations

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American Heart Association

Intern, Marketing Communications Innovations

  • 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.

    In this role, the intern has opportunities to learn hands-on how the Marketing Communications Innovation team promotes the Association’s campaigns, research, programs, and cause initiatives to achieve heart health for all. The internship will provide an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the Marketing and Communications department, and throughout the AHA. The intern will provide support to and collaborate with the Marketing Communications Innovation team through various marketing communications strategies and tactics, such as media pitching, handling media inquiries and expert interviews, supporting the organization’s translation and transcreation needs and performing administrative and core marketing duties including basic research and analysis. The department works on supporting translations/transcreations across the organization as well as our work building and deploying campaigns to reach and engage multicultural and diverse audiences to support our 2024 Health Equity impact goal.

    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

    Internship Overview:

    • Time Commitment: 20 hours per week
    • Internship Duration: 9/11/2023-12/8/2023
    • Remote Position
    • 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


    • Assist in the development of news releases and press materials.
    • Assist in drafting a wide variety of Marketing Communications materials to promote campaigns, events, and programs (e.g., resource links, internal tools, photos, social content or other multimedia, etc.)
    • Supporting translations/transcreations across the organization as well as our work building and deploying campaigns to reach and engage multicultural and diverse audiences to support our 2024 Health Equity impact goal.
    • Demonstrated skills in effective one-on-one and group communications and work with all levels of media contacts, community leaders, and AHA volunteers and staff.
    • Responsible for collaborating and assisting the marketing communications innovations team in planning and executing the marketing and communications efforts to promote via earned media or paid media strategies, programs, campaigns, and initiatives.
    • Provide ideas to support strategic marketing, public relations, and corporate communications efforts.
    • Perform research and market analysis activities.
    • Research potential media collaborators and opportunities to advance the Association’s priorities.
    • Assist in preparing media coverage reports by tracking top media placements and sourcing clips and hyperlinks for media dashboards and campaign reports.
    • Supporting the team work on collaborating on campaign reports and recaps
    • Assist with consumer and community-facing translation and transcreation projects.


    • Candidates who are juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or localization/translation with an interest in non-profit and health care communications.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including professional interaction with colleagues.
    • Ability to deal professionally in a corporate or non-profit environment and assume responsibility for guiding projects and programs from inception through completion.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment managing multiple priorities involving multiple entities.
    • Must be knowledgeable in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with the ability to produce charts and graphs.
    • Basic knowledge of Canva.
    • Public Relations experience or emphasis in PR coursework
    • 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.
    • Required Equipment:
    • 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.

    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, 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

  • 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.