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American Heart Association Intern, Community Health-Connecticut in Wallingford, Connecticut


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’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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an intern to work closely with the Community Impact Team to assist in the implementation of a sustainable culture of health within the diverse & vulnerable communities in Connecticut. Individuals will obtain practical experience and receive hands-on training in various disciplines, including 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, X (formerly Twitter), and at

Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: 1/16/24-5/3/24

  • Hybrid: Must be located in Connecticut. The position will include some home office and community work

  • 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.


Tasks could include things like the following:

  • Assist in organizing/implementing community and culturally appropriate health initiatives and programs throughout communities.

  • Support work around community impact priority issues including hypertension control, nutrition insecurity, community response, and tobacco/vaping.

  • Assist with internal program evaluations.

  • Assist the community impact team in communicating the impact of local work.

  • Identify impact stories for showcasing, enhance via research and interviews, and develop communication pieces for online or offline sharing.

  • Create and manage a volunteer database and communications; respond to volunteer inquiries with upcoming opportunities.

  • Identify, review, and develop resources that meet community health needs such as playbooks and other tools.

  • Explore state or local organizations that align with American Heart Association priority issue areas and identify opportunities for collaboration.

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of trainings and other community impact meetings.

  • Attend internal and external meetings as requested, including health fairs and community events as necessary.


  • Currently enrolled in a public/community health, health promotion/education, healthcare administration, or similar undergraduate or graduate program or recent graduate with interest in contributing toward a voluntary health organization.

  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills, including writing on health topics for promotional or educational outcomes.

  • Ability/willingness to travel across the Erie Market for events, meetings, and program implementation; have a means of reliable transportation.

  • 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.

  • Effective oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment managing multiple priorities involving multiple entities.

  • Ability to learn quickly, have focused attention to detail, and a reliable work schedule.

  • Intermediate to excellent proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, plus virtual platform programs (Teams, Zoom.

  • 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 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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Location US-CT-Wallingford

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (11/8/2023 7:31 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11756

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Part Time

Location: CT-Wallingford