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As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

Do you like to live fiercely? Are you a collaborator? How about building a movement? Empowering others to be the voice for the voiceless? If this gets you up in the morning, then consider joining the American Heart Association and be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for an Advocacy Intern. For more than 40 years, the American Heart Association has worked to improve public health through policy change around the globe and domestically at all levels of government (federal, state, and local) across all branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial).

The American Heart Association’s Internship Program provides college/university students an opportunity for hands-on experience in various facets for individuals interested in gaining work experience with a non-profit, voluntary health organization.

The Association offers many resources to help maintain work-life harmonization through changing needs and life situations. To help be successful, access to Heart U, the Association’s award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through the National Center.

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Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
  • Internship Duration: 9/9/24 – 12/6/24
  • Location: Remote
  • Salary: $23.00 per hour

Internship Outcomes:

  • Acquire practical job skills to be successful in a non-profit and advocacy environment.
  • Opportunity to explore a career-path with a reputable voluntary health/service organization.
  • Understand how to build trusted relationships with lawmakers at the local and state level.
  • Supportive professional development through an open-access educational program.
  • Complete an internship that enriches the academic and professional path, as well as personal life, by making a difference in the lives of others.


Under the direction of the State GRD of Field Advocacy, for insert, the Intern will support the State Advocacy & Engagement Committees (SAEC), along with other staff priorities, advocating for the Association’s state and local priorities by completing the following tasks:

  • Assist with building capacity with the SAECs and various coalitions.
  • Support the creation of project management tools/systems to manage multiple projects.
  • Encourage, educate, and empower (3Es) advocacy volunteers.
  • Attend key functions/events/meetings as directed and available.
  • Aid with researching key issues and assessing environment for policy potentials.


  • Advanced undergraduate course work in Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Organizational Development, and related fields. Seniors and graduate students preferred.
  • Ability to deal professionally in a corporate, public, or non-profit environment and assume responsibility for guiding projects and programs from inception through completion.
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills, intellectual curiosity, and attention to detail.
  • Effective oral, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Capability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment managing multiple priorities.
  • Intermediate to excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • 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 August 9, 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.
  • Healthcare Benefits – You will have the opportunity to participate in our Teladoc General Medical and Behavioral Health programs. We also provide access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost as a confidential program designed to assist employees and family members with personal issues that affect their relationships at home or at work.


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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