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Intern, National Hypertension Control Initiative-Operations


  • 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 (AHA) has a great opportunity for a PART-TIME INTERNSHIP with our National Team. The location for this position is FLEXIBLE AND REMOTE . This internship will focus on supporting the National Hypertension Control Initiatives with program support, administrative and organizational duties.

  • The NHCI program is focused on fostering health equity and blood pressure control in affected communities through training for health center staff serving these communities, raising awareness about blood pressure and providing training to communities to measure and control blood pressure through medications and lifestyle changes.

  • 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


  • Time Commitment: 20 hours per week
  • Internship Duration: 5/22/23 – 8/11/23
  • Remote position
  • Salary: $23.00 per hour


  • 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 with the development of materials and resources.
  • Public health research.
  • Establishing/maintaining strong community partnerships.
  • Program development and implementation.
  • Administrative and technological support.


  • Candidates who are juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in Nursing, Biology, Health Science, Healthcare administration, Healthcare Technology or Community Health.
  • Demonstrated ability to research health topics and translate findings into actionable guidance.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues in collaboration with Business Technology teams and Technology vendors.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communications skills, including writing on health topics for promotional or educational outcomes.
  • Experience with Marketing-Communication programs and development of promotional materials is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in effective one-on-one and group communications and comfort with working with all levels of community leaders, volunteers, and staff.
  • 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.
  • Intermediate to excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.