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Intern, Research & Grants Program-Remote

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American Heart Association

Intern, Research & Grants Program-Remote

  • 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 Strategic Research Awards team is looking for a part-time Research & Grants Program Intern interested in gaining administrative and technical support services experience in the American Heart Association research awards process and day-to-day management services for investigators and their institutional grants and fiscal officers. The selected candidate will conduct data quality reviews for the team and assist customers in understanding and interpreting the Association's policies and procedures to ensure compliance on awards.

    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 awards management. In this position, you will work closely with the Strategic Research Awards team to support the overall management of the strategic network awards (e.g., Strategically Focused Research Networks, Health Equity Research Networks, etc.,).

    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.

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    Internship Overview:

    • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
    • Internship Duration: 5/20/24 – 8/9/24
    • Location: Remote
    • 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 program evaluation.
    • 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:

    Awards Management:

    • Monitors awards for compliance with the American Heart Association's policies and procedures.
    • Provides support of active awards, change requests, and related inquiries.
    • Reviews annual financial reports for compliance with policies.
    • Monitors annual scientific report submissions and assigns reviewer critiques as needed.
    • Manages/organizes record retention of award agreements and payment information and supports strategic award team with award payments.
    • Provides information to all customer groups (awardees, institutional personnel, and sponsors.
    • Supports team with applicant pre-award and awardee post-award questions.
    • Supports handling meeting logistics and follow-up with reimbursements for semi-annual meetings.

    Special Projects:

    • Conducts data quality reviews to ensure the accuracy of information and payments for transferring and terminating awards, and documents findings to management.
    • Assists management with special projects as needed/assigned.


    • College Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students preferred.
    • Experience in grant research or grants administration with a funding organization or academic institution preferred.
    • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
    • Experience working with volunteers, particularly science volunteers, is preferred.
    • Ability to communicate information accurately and effectively to diverse audiences.
    • Experience working with databases and electronic reporting tools.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Knowledge of MS Planner is a plus.
    • Required Equipment: Reliable WiFi Connection.
    • 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.