American Heart Association Internship

935 State Farm Road, Boone, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

This internship would be through a new Public Health AmeriCorps service, called HeartCorps. This program is committed to improving blood pressure control and cardiovascular health in rural communities throughout the U.S. Interns selected will work with High Country Community Health's hypertension nurse for 11 months. Their duties may include:

✔ Supporting blood pressure self-monitoring initiatives
✔ Increasing adoption of evidence-based blood pressure measurement and management
✔ Facilitating blood pressure, tobacco and nutrition security screenings and referrals to care
✔ Connecting health centers with social platforms to facilitate ongoing screening and referral
for social needs
✔ Establishing local support for patients/community members in navigating the care or
resources they need
✔ Building community capacity to support healthy living and skill building including
organizing, connecting and/or delivering community training and education opportunities.
✔ Engaging local media in blood pressure and healthy living promotion
✔ Mobilizing the community in addressing contributing conditions such as nutrition security
and tobacco
✔ Engaging youth in health promotion via cultivating and managing volunteer clubs in local
schools or community organizations


The American Heart Association recruits interns from local communities, but

there are some members who choose to relocate. Public Health AmeriCorps is a professional

development opportunity, and it is the responsibility of the AHA to provide foundational training and

leadership opportunities for members. While some may have advanced degrees or experience, most will have a passion to make a difference.

About the Company

"HCCH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HCCH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO"