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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. 

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.


  • 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.

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.

  • 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


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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