Intern, Tobacco Control | American Lung Association

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Intern, Tobacco Control

City: Urbandale

State: Iowa

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an Intern, Tobacco Control to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region. Working alongside members of the Mission Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission:  to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy. 

In this role, you will work with American Lung Association staff to help contribute to assigned/required activities for the Community Partnership tobacco control grant funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control. This is an unpaid internship available for course credit with a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week.


  • Gain a basic understanding of the American Lung Association & nonprofit operations
  • Work in a team setting to achieve required/optional activities within the Community Partnership grant
  • Build and enhance community partnerships to achieve common goals
  • Develop strong program evaluation methods and reporting tools
  • Develop calendar year marketing plan for social media in regards to program of work
  • Communicate tobacco cessation programs available and free resources, such as Quitline Iowa, with communities and businesses in our service area
  • Carry out other duties as assigned


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or related field, and eligible to receive course credit for this internship
  • Must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week from approximately June 4 through August 13, 2018
  • Strong project management skills in order to research, develop, and execute program deliverables
  • Experience with public speaking and use of media
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Computer literate; knowledge using Microsoft programs helpful
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
  • Hold valid driver’s license and be able/willing to attend events and meetings as requested
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all unpaid interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form


To apply please send cover letter and resume to (include job title in subject of email):

Beth Turner
American Lung Association
Email:  [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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