Internship Program

Interested in Interning at the American Lung Association? Well, Who Are We?

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

The American Lung Association in Colorado (ALAC) is a local affiliate of the American Lung Association (ALA), the oldest, voluntary, non-profit health organization in the United States.  Lung disease is ranked as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.  As the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health, and prevent lung disease, ALA is often the first resource for those impacted by lung issues.  ALAC fulfills this important role through its organizational goals, which are to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung diseases, to improve the air we breathe and to reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and families.  ALAC has been serving Colorado since 1908.  In 2005, ALAC was restructured to minimize overhead and maintain quality programs through its merger with Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah and the American Lung Association of the Southwest, Inc. (ALASW) was formed. For more than a century, ALAC has been positively addressing lung disease issues statewide, utilizing highly dedicated, educated and experienced staff to successfully develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based programs and education for Coloradans. 

Lung Health Programs Internship

The Lung Health Programs Internship is a volunteer position offered to individuals who have an interest in public health education and community outreach. The intern will assist in the coordination and implementation of the quarterly Colorado Asthma Coalition meetings and the Colorado Lung Health Connection’s monthly meetings, as well as represent the ALAC at local health fairs. The intern will help recruit teachers, school administrators, counselors and other school-based professionals to conduct ALAC’s Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) youth smoking cessation program and assist ALAC staff in implementing the trainings and follow-up.  The Lung Health Programs intern will assist in the recruitment, logistics, training and follow-up of the Children’s Environmental Intervention Training (CEIT): Reducing Indoor Asthma Triggers and Children’s Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke, for early childhood educators across Colorado. Generally, interns will work under close guidance with assigned mentors and a detailed plan based on interns’ studies and career goals.

Lung Health CEIT Program Internship

The Lung Health Programs Internship is a volunteer position offered to individuals who have an interest in public health education and community outreach. The intern will assist in the coordination and implementation of the Children’s Environmental Intervention Training (CEIT): Using ONE Step and Asthma Education to Protect Children for Early Childhood Educators (ECE) as well as represent the ALAC at local health fairs. The Lung Health Programs intern will help coordinate training logistics, recruit ECEs for designated trainings, strengthen public speaking confidence through training delivery, record all data in the ALAC database, and conduct training follow-up calls with past participants. Generally, interns will work under close guidance with assigned mentors and a detailed plan based on interns’ studies and career goals.

Business Office Internship

The American Lung Association of the Southwest (ALASW) is looking for a part-time Accounting Intern at the local Colorado office. The intern will receive hands on experience in non-profit accounting. This person will assist in accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general non-profit accounting duties. The intern will gain skills in general accounting functions, Microsoft excel, software and overall non-profit accounting.

Communication & Social Media Internship

The American Lung Association of the Southwest (ALASW) is looking for a Communication & Social Media Intern at the local Colorado office. The intern will receive hands on experience in non-profit communication and marketing. The Communication & Social Media Intern position is a project based position. This position will be responsible for cultivating a stronger online presence on Facebook, and Twitter.  The Communication & Social Media Intern will be expected to interpret instruction and ask for direction in order to complete projects, and will be encouraged to contribute ideas that lead to growth or improvement in the ALASW community and constituent relationship cultivation. The Communication & Social Media intern will assist in the design & creation of the ALASW’s Annual Report. This position will also assist with the design and distribution of five-state region print marketing materials for all our special events and organizational branding. The intern will report directly to the Regional Communication Manager and will work collaboratively with ALAC’s Social Media team to successfully accomplish stated goals and objectives as they relate to each focus area. Time commitment is flexible.


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