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Intern, Health Promotions (HPU) (HI #1819-22)

City: Honolulu

State: Hawaii

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an Intern, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in our Honolulu 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 American Lung Association (ALA) Health Promotions & Education staff to execute health education program activities to gain experience in the field of public health, with an emphasis on asthma management, tobacco prevention and cessation, and other lung health programs. 

This is a great opportunity for the intern to enhance their skills in community outreach, health education program delivery, program support and evaluation, 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 office programs including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint and other program-specific technology.
    • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
    • Health Promotions Programming   
  • Assist with general administrative support for asthma management, tobacco control, and other lung health programs.
  • Assist in the delivery of asthma management, tobacco control, and other lung health education and community outreach programs.
  • Assist in compiling program evaluation results, information for grant reports, and documentation to promote and expand lung health programs.
  • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute program delivery and expansion opportunities throughout the service area.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of program delivery and evaluation, data entry, communications, and other delivery platforms.
  • Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Gain technical training by utilizing real world program delivery and evaluation software, best practices, and communications protocols.
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff and program partners.
  • Learn how to develop communications for program recruitment, program delivery, and program evaluation.
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.
  • 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/stipend. 

This is an unpaid internship position with ALA but is eligible for payment through Hawaii Pacific University’s (HPU) federal work-study program. It requires a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit.   This position will be starting in/or about January 2019 for Spring Semester.


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Health Education, Public Health, Social Work, Education, 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 public health, social work, 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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