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Intern, Health Promotions (MT #1819-77)

City: Missoula

State: Montana

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an Intern, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in our Missoula, MT Office.  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.

The intern will assist the American Lung Association Health Promotion & Education staff to execute community outreach and education activities to gain experience in the field of public health and community engagement.  This is an unpaid internship.


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 existing education resources.
    • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
    • Assist in the planning and execution of community outreach events.
    • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute health education for multiple age levels around asthma and lung health.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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 education.
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional setting.


This is an unpaid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of up to 50 hours (total) (flexible schedule), with a minimum of six (6) in-person community outreach, advocacy, and education events where asthma education is provided in Montana. The internship must be eligible for course credit.   This position is for Summer 2019.
Before internship begins, documentation from the school may be required stating that this internship opportunity is eligible for academic credits.


  • Must be working towards a bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Health, Biology, 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 public health or non-profit management
  • 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
  • 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


Please e-mail you 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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