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American Heart Association Intern, Communications and Marketing in Houston, Texas


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.

We have an internship opportunity in our Southwest Region for a college student or recent graduate for a hands-on experience in various facets of event planning and implementation.

We are committed to providing interns an immersive experience learning about and supporting the Association’s life-changing work. This internship with the Communications Team will provide hands-on experience with strategies and initiatives to communicate about the Association’s mission to the media, partners and stakeholders, Association staff and volunteers, and others. The internship will provide an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the Marketing and Communications department and throughout the Association.

The internship involves a commitment from 1/17/2023-5/5/2023 and 20-25 hours per week – specific hours worked will be determined based on the intern’s schedule. Our internships offer the opportunity to gain professional experience with a national non-profit organization, further develop communication and presentation skills, and experience skills in team collaboration and customer service.

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: 20-25 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: 1/17/2023-5/5/2023

  • Hybrid position with flexibility to be located in either AK, NM, OK, TX, WY


Internship Outcomes:

The communications intern is responsible for assisting the communications team in planning and executing the marketing and communications efforts to promote Youth Market programs, development and events efforts.

Specific projects will include marketing and PR support for the Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge programs in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

  • Learn and assist with the application process for our awards; provision of assistance to EMS agencies interested in applying and the award evaluation & distribution of award. Experience working with and managing media relationships

  • Understanding of communications planning and execution to promote non-profit programs

  • Improved written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working in a professional environment

  • Experience working with corporate branding

  • Opportunity to expand personal portfolio

  • Increase knowledge of non-profit landscape

  • Opportunity to develop a full scope strategic communications plan


  • Effective oral, written and presentation communication skills

  • Knowledge of AP style writing

  • Understanding of corporate social media management

  • Ability to work professionally in corporate and non-profit environments

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs preferred

  • Minimum availably 20hrs/week M-F between the hours of 8:30am-5pm, with additional weekday evening events, and some weekend events TBD.

  • Required Equipment:

  • Reliable WiFi Connection.

Apply Today:

A cover letter is recommended to explain why an internship in communications at the American Heart Association appeals to you.

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

All applicants 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 American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. 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.

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

Location US-TX-Houston

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (11/14/2022 11:00 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-9131

Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Part Time

Location: TX-Houston