Intern, Field Advocacy-Remote

Dallas, TX, United States


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’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. 


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Regional Advocacy Intern in our Western States Region. 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 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.


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Internship Overview:

  • Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
  • Internship Duration: 9/9/24 – 12/6/24
  • Location: The intern must be based in Salt Lake City, UT, Provo, UT, or surrounding areas.
  • Salary: $23.00 per hour


Internship Outcomes:

Individuals participating in the internship program are provided with an opportunity to:

  • Acquire practical job skills to be successful in a non-profit environment.
  • Opportunity to explore a career path with a reputable voluntary health/service organization.
  • 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 Government Relations Director, the Intern will support the Western Region advocacy team in advocating for the Association’s state and local priorities by completing the following tasks:

  • Assisting with researching key issues.
  • Assisting in planning and organizing meetings with state and local lawmakers.
  • Monitoring local council meetings.
  • Assisting in the creation of collateral materials.
  • Facilitating internal communications by assisting in the drafting of newsletters and updates.
  • Assisting with the recruitment of advocacy volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in public policy, public health, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in public policy and/or an interest in advocacy and healthcare is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to deal professionally in a corporate or non-profit environment and assume responsibility for developing projects 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
  • Required Equipment: Reliable WiFi Connection and Reliable Transportation.
  • Minimum availability of 20 hrs/wk, M-F between 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.


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  • 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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Job Profile


North America


United States


Must be based in Salt Lake City, UT, Provo, UT, or surrounding areas


Educational program Hands-on experience Professional development Supportive environment Training Training and support Work-life harmonization

  • Creating collateral materials
  • Drafting newsletters and updates
  • Monitoring local council meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Planning and organizing meetings
  • Recruiting advocacy volunteers
  • Researching key issues

Communication Excel MS Excel MS Outlook MS PowerPoint MS Word Outlook PowerPoint Public Policy


Graduate Students Public health Public Policy Seniors


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