Intern, Marketing Communications Innovations-Remote

AHA - American Heart Association

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As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. 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 is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, empowers consumers with health solutions and fosters appropriate cardiac care to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. All of our work is dedicated to achieving our 2024 Impact 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.

We are committed to providing a rewarding experience to interns by offering a paid opportunity to support and learn about the work done at the Association. This internship, for our National Center office located in Dallas, TX****, provides a birds-eye view of the work of the Association’s corporate communications/ marketing team.

In this role, the intern has opportunities to learn hands-on how the Marketing Communications Innovation team promotes the Association’s campaigns, research, programs, and cause initiatives to achieve heart and brain health for all. The internship will provide an opportunity to collaborate with teams across the National Marketing and Communications department and across the Association. The intern will provide support to and collaborate with the Marketing Communications Innovation team through various marketing communications strategies and tactics, such as media pitching, handling media inquiries and expert interviews, research, supporting the organization’s translation and transcreation needs and performing administrative and core marketing duties in support of the team’s overall success.

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Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 25 hours per week
  • Internship Duration: 9/9/24 – 12/6/24
  • Location: Remote position
  • 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 the development of news releases, press materials and social copy.
  • Assist in drafting a wide variety of Marketing Communications materials to promote campaigns, events and programs (e.g., resource links, internal tools, photos, or other multimedia, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skills in effective one-on-one and group communications and work with all levels of media contacts, community leaders, and the Association's volunteers and staff.
  • Responsible for collaborating and assisting the Marketing Communications Innovation team in planning and executing the marketing and communications efforts to promote via earned media or paid media strategies, programs, campaigns and initiatives.
  • Provide ideas to support strategic marketing, public relations, and corporate communications
  • Perform research and market analysis activities.
  • Research potential media collaborators and opportunities to advance the Association’s priorities with like-minded organizations, associations or events.
  • Assist in preparing media coverage reports by tracking top media placements and sourcing clips and hyperlinks for media dashboards and campaign reports.
  • Supporting the team work on collaborating on campaign reports and recaps.
  • Assist with consumer and community-facing translation and transcreation projects.


  • Candidates who are seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in journalism with AP style coursework or experience, communications, public relations, marketing or localization/translation with an interest in non-profit and health care communications.
  • Commitment to advancing Racial, Social and Health Equity and diverse and inclusive work environments. Multicultural Public Relations experience or emphasis in PR coursework required.
  • Written fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in any foreign language such as Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese are a plus but not required.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and seek assistance in a timely manner.
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to work with other staff, taking project direction quickly.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with the ability to produce charts and graphs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including professional interaction with colleagues.
  • 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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