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Special Events Intern - American Heart Association

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Company/Organization: American Heart Association


Type of Student: Undergraduate/Graduate Student

Description: The Greater Washington Heart Walk is the American Heart
Association’s mission in action. This annual celebration promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment. As the signature fundraising event, the Greater Washington Heart Walk is expected to raise $2,500,000 for the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission.

Internship will include the following professional development opportunities:

? Project Management: Intern will be responsible for assisting the Heart Walk Team with day to day tasks and work closely with the Special Event Administrator to plan a successful DC Heart Walk. Example project includes recruiting Miracle Mile entertainment and help promote this new Heart Walk feature. The Miracle Mile is an opportunity for those who are affected by Heart Disease and Stroke to participate at the Heart Walk by walking an entertainment filled mile at their own pace.

? Volunteer Management: Assist participants with fundraising through the Heart Walk website.

? Procurement: Intern will assist in donation requests, in-kind donation solicitations, Heart Walk day of event logistics, marketing projects, and data management.

? Additional projects and responsibilities may be added as needed.


Ideal candidate is skilled in Microsoft Office, has strong communication skills and experience fundraising. Preferred majors include, but are not limited to: Business Management, Non-profit management, Marketing, Communications, Event Planning, and Public Health.

Desired Qualifications of Special Event Intern:
o Possess excellent computer skills and proficiency with using the Microsoft Office suite
o Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
o Demonstrate the ability to interact with all levels of AHA/ASA staff and volunteers
o Demonstrate the ability to multi-task with minimal supervision
o Maintain confidentiality of all AHA/ASA and volunteer information
o Motivated and self-directed




4 Months

Start Date:

August 2016

End Date:

, December 2016

Additional Info:
Unpaid Internship. A background check is required. Office is metro accessible and we will reimburse for metro travel.

American Heart Association – Greater Washington Heart Walk
Special Events Intern – Fall 2016
4301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 530 Arlington, Virginia 22203 703-248-1715

Non-Profit  Events  Public  Health  Fundraising 
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American Heart Association

About the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is the nations oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.

Our nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organizations stroke-related activities.

About Lawyers Have Heart:
Lawyers Have Heart (LHH) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. Lawyers Have Heart, more popularly known as LHH, is the largest 10K in DC and the premiere philanthropic effort for DCs legal and consulting community. Since its inception in 1991, LHH has grown to attract over 5,500 participants and supporters and has raised almost $10 million dollars for the American Heart Association. These funds are allocated towards the amazing research, educational and training programs, and other initiatives that the American Heart Association carries out, as a part of its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

American Heart Association    [ All of our Internships ]

4301 North Fairfax Dr. Suite 530
Arlington , VA 22203

Phone: 703-248-1714
Email:  stephanie.maher@heart.org
Website:  American Heart Association

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