Health Promotion Intern

Urbandale, IA

Job Number: IA #2223-003U

Type: Internship

  • Health Promotion and Education

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Health Promotion Intern to join our incredible team in Urbandale, IA. Alongside members of the Health Promotion & Education team, the intern 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.

The intern will assist the American Lung Association health promotion staff to execute tobacco prevention and control activities to gain experience in the field of health promotion.



Before an unpaid internship begins, documentation from an accredited college or university will be required stating that this internship opportunity is eligible for academic credit.

This is an unpaid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit.This position is for (one specific academic term; ex: Fall 2022) and must be completed by December 6th, 2022.

This is a great opportunity for the intern to enhance their skills in organization, multi-tasking and communications.The intern can expect to develop confidence and marketable skills by engaging in or assisting with many of the following activities:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the American Lung Association
  • Become knowledgeable of mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Gain technical training by utilizing Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Suite.
  • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of media materials such as press releases, facts sheets and briefing documents, as well as working to develop compelling media pitches and story angles.
  • Assist in compiling communications plans.
  • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute communications efforts for health promotion initiatives.
  • Assist with general administrative support for tobacco cessation and tobacco prevention education to gain exposure to specific terminology.
  • Assist in the office outreach efforts to encourage organizations to implement policy change.
  • Assist in compiling program data.
  • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute programs.


  • Gain a basic understanding and technical training of technology platforms.
  • Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff.
  • Learn how to develop communications for health promotion programming.
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.


  • Must be working towards a bachelor's degree in the Health Promotion, Communications, or related field
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit for internship
  • Qualified candidates must be enthusiastic, reliable, and interested in developing a career in health promotion, or communications.
  • Qualified candidates should possess strong writing skills, attention to detail, and have a keen interest in the mission of the American Lung Association
  • Ability to multitask, perform in a team environment, and a demonstrated willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer Proficiency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Adobe
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies)
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace, all employees must abstain from use tobacco in any form, including vaping. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption
Application Procedure

In an e-mail include a cover letter and resume to (reference the EXACT title and intern number in the subject of email):

Email: [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


For more details about this role please reach out to [email protected].

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