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Intern, Scientific Journals Project Management-Remote

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American Heart Association

Intern, Scientific Journals Project Management-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 AHA Journals Scientific Publishing team is looking for a part-time Scientific Journals Editorial Intern interested in developing experience in scientific journal publishing and peer review. The selected candidate will coordinate projects to streamline the manuscript submission system, assist with a transition of the journals’ publication platform, and handle documentation for the AHA’s Scientific Statements and Guidelines, as well as other tasks as identified.

    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 acquire practical experience and receive hands-on training in scientific publishing. In this position, you will work closely with the scientific publishing team to support the overall management of the AHA journals.

    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: 5/20/24 – 8/9/24
    • Location: Remote position
    • Salary: $23.00 per hour

    Internship Outcomes:

    Individuals participating in the internship program are provided with an opportunity to:

    • Gain meaningful 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:

    Manuscript Submission and Peer Review

    • Audits and prioritizes templates and reports across the journal submission sites.
    • Develops and implements consistent language for instruction pages.
    • Researches manuscripts in the submission system and external databases such as PubMed.

    AHA Scientific Statements and Guidelines

    • Compiles and reviews author and reviewer disclosure statements.
    • Handles reprint permission requests and relevant communications with journal publisher.

    Journal Publication Platform

    • Supports journal directors during journal site redesign and migration.
    • Completes quality check of migrated pages and code pages as appropriate.

    Special Projects:

    • Coordinates journals' WeChat program and other social media activities as needed.
    • Formalizes and documents staff training material.
    • Assists management with special projects as needed/assigned.


    • This role is adjacent to science. It is not a scientific role. Based on the responsibilities, this internship would not be a good position for students interested in or studying writing and/or communications.
    • 3-4 years of college or university coursework in non-profit, public administration, public health, chemistry, biology, or a curiosity about publishing as a career required.
    • Experience managing projects, databases, and electronic reporting tools required .
    • Experience working with volunteers, particularly science volunteers.
    • Strong customer service and social skills.
    • Ability to communicate information accurately and optimally to diverse audiences.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Familiarity with social media platforms.
    • Required Equipment: Reliable WiFi Connection
    • Minimum availability of 20 hrs/wk, M-F between the hours of 8:30am-5pm ET or CT.
    • 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.