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Intern, Marketing Communications-Arlington, VA

American Heart Association | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 2/12/2024


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.

Our communications team is seeking an intern to support our work in public outreach, marketing, media communications, and community relations. Specifically, we are looking for an intern to help with video content to help bring the story of our volunteers and survivors to life.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 (formally Twitter) , and at



Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

  • Internship Duration: 5/20/24 – 8/9/24

  • Hybrid position. Intern must be based in Arlington, VA or the immediate surrounding area .

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Create promotional materials for local events and community outreach.

  • Write and edit compelling survivor stories.

  • Coordinate resources for local events.

  • Attend events and assist the communications director with communications and marketing duties.

  • Attend interviews at local media outlets.

  • Local media outlet research as well as craft and pitch stories.

  • Support social media content creation and management.

  • Assist the communications director in creating content for social media including copy, graphics, and video.


  • Two years of education is preferred with a focus on marketing, communications, public relations, or related fields.

  • As part of the application process, submit a professional writing sample to include a blog, press release, news article, or other significant work sample. In addition, please submit infographics from a social media campaign or press release.

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in effective one-on-one and group communications and comfort with working with all levels of community leaders, volunteers, and staff.

  • Proficient in multiple social media platforms.

  • 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.

  • Intermediate to excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Basic knowledge of Canva and WordPress.

  • Basic knowledge of social media content creation for X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook.

  • Experience with a social media management platform including Sprinklr, Hootsuite, etc.

  • 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 March 29, 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.

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-VA-Arlington

Posted Date 4 days ago (2/8/2024 7:02 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-12599

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Part Time

Location: VA-Arlington

Job Type
Part-time | Internship/Apprenticeship

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