This website uses cookies. By continuing you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

Intern, Health Promotions (CO #1819-12)

City: Denver

State: Colorado

The American Lung Association has two great opportunities for two Health Promotions Interns to join our incredible team in the Southwest Region.  Working as a member 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, you will be responsible for assisting the Health Promotion & Education Team to execute programming and outreach activities to gain experience in the field of Health Education. 

PROJECTS: 
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.
  • Communications
    • Assist with general administrative support for secondhand smoke and 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 secondhand smoke and tobacco prevention education programs.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Gain a basic understanding of secondhand smoke and 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.

TYPE OF INTERNSHIP:
This is an unpaid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of 9 hours per week (flexible schedule) and may be eligible for course credit. This position will be starting in/or about January 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Health Education, Health Promotion, Nursing, Social Work, 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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

 

Red button with telephone
Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
Red button of two hand prints
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

Button of turquoise LUNG FORCE swirl
What is LUNG FORCE?

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.