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Intern, Health Promotions (OR #1920-20)

City: Tigard

State: Oregon

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Intern, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in our Tigard, OR 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.

In this role, the intern will assist the American Lung Association Health Promotion & Education staff to execute health promotion activities to gain experience in the field of public health.


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 advocacy efforts
    • Gain technical training by utilizing staff and resources
    • Participate in board meetings, events, programs and learning opportunities
  • Health Promotions
    • Assist with general administrative support for upcoming events and programs to gain exposure to specific events terminology
    • Assist in the development of marketing materials and outreach strategies
    • Assist in building community partnerships and distributing educational resources
    • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute periodic projects and assist in applying for grant opportunities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of health promotions strategies
  • Learn more about non-profit structure, including mission, development, and advocacy efforts
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff
  • Learn how to develop communications to promote upcoming health education programs
  • 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 15 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit. This position is for Fall 2019.


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Social Sciences, Public Health, Non-Profit Management or a 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, and Publisher
  • 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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