Mission Services Student Intern | American Lung Association

Mission Services Student Intern

City: Overland Park

State: Kansas

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Mission Services Intern 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 manage the implementation of mission activities in tobacco control, smoking cessation and lung health with focus on the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. This is a paid internship position requiring a time commitment of 300 hours.


  • Focus on tobacco point of sale project implementation and coordination
  • Focus on tobacco education outreach and community involvement
  • Accompany ALA staff on tobacco retail assessments training
  • Complete tobacco retail store assessments and enter data
  • Assist with volunteer coordination for various programs and tasks
  • Attend health fairs and other lung health events in the community as requested, and evaluate attendance results
  • Complete all other duties as assigned
  • Mission Services Program Evaluation
    • Collect and evaluate data on programs implemented
  • Mission Services Recruitment
    • Market and recruit participants and nonprofits to ALA lung health programs
  • Fulfill requirements of school internship as they are compatible with the organization’s goals


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience in public health or related field, or be currently enrolled in a Bachelors level program or higher at a university
  • Experience in the management, implementation and evaluation of programs
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to clearly articulate the mission and vision of the ALA
  • Strong project management skills in order to research, develop, and execute specific program deliverables
  • Strategic in developing/maintaining relationships with medical professionals, public health community, and members of the public
  • Computer literate; knowledge using Microsoft programs helpful
  • Hold valid driver's license and be able/willing to attend events as requested (travel/mileage reimbursed according to ALA policy)
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies)
  • 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, resume, and salary requirements to (include job title in subject of email):

Ashley Ray
American Lung Association
Email:  Ashley.Ray@lung.org

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


Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.


LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.