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Intern, Health Promotions (ID #1920-35)

City: Boise

State: Idaho

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Intern, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in our Boise, ID. Working alongside members of the Health Promotion & Education 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, the intern will assist the American Lung Association Health Promotions staff to execute programming and outreach activities to gain experience in the field of Health Education.


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 completing lung health education and specialized computer applications.
    • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
  • Health Education
    • Assist with general administrative support for tobacco prevention education to gain exposure to specific terminology.
    • Assist in the office outreach efforts to encourage schools to offer lung health programming.
    • Assist in compiling program data.
    • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute tobacco prevention education programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of tobacco prevention education.
  • Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Gain technical training by utilizing Excel and Outlook for program delivery as well as online training platforms.
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff.
  • Learn how to develop communications for targeted program outreach.
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.


Before internship begins, documentation from the school may be required stating that this internship opportunity is eligible for academic credits.

This is an unpaid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of 9 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit. This position is for the Spring 2020 semester.


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Health Education, Health Promotion, Nursing, 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 education, non-profit management, or related field
  • 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, and Publisher
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies) and have access to reliable transportation
  • 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


Please email your cover letter and resume to (include EXACT title in subject of email):

Email:  [email protected]


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


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