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Health Promotion Intern

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The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Health Promotions intern (CHI #2223-14U) in Chicago, IL. Alongside members of the Health Promotion & Education team, the intern 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.

The intern will assist the American Lung Association Health Promotions staff in executing planning and implementing of core program activities to gain experience in the field of public health.


Before an unpaid internship begins, documentation from an accredited college or university will be required stating that this internship opportunity is eligible for academic credit.

This unpaid internship position requires a minimum time commitment of 8-10 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit. This position is for Fall Semester and will end on/or about the end of the Spring or Summer semester and must be completed by May 31, 2023


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 utilizing American Lung Association training sites ( and LungNet).
  • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.

Advocacy & Policy Outreach

  • Research and summarize public health facts and figures
  • Assist in analyzing tobacco control policies in the areas of smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free events and restricting sales of flavored tobacco products.
  • Identify, schedule and conduct outreach events and presentation opportunities in Cook County.
  • Develop and conduct presentations on smoke-free outdoor dining, smoke-free events, flavored tobacco and other tobacco related topics to various community groups.
  • Assemble health education materials for presentations and tabling events.
  • Identify and recruit residents of local communities to participate in project activities.
  • Assist with data collection for program evaluation and for preparation of semi-annual and final grant program reports.
  • Assist with development of smoke-free activities and educational events.

Health Promotions

  • 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 public health in action.
  • Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff.
  • Gain experience in assessing the public health needs of the community.
  • Gain experience in developing public health programs that are based on sound principles.
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.


  • Must be working towards a bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management, public health, health education, 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 in public health, health education 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 interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form and are also required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.


Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to (include the EXACT title in the subject of the email):


The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.

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55 W WACKER DR., STE 1150, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For 115 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe. Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Our Vision: A world free of lung disease. Our Strategic Imperatives: •Defeat lung cancer. •Improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or worsen lung disease. •Reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families. •Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. •Accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.


Breathing is essential to life. From our first breath to our last, every breath counts. That's why the American Lung Association is dedicated to supporting healthy lungs and clean air, making an impact in your community and across the nation.


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Community, Health & Medicine


Fri Sep 30, 2022 - Thu Dec 29, 2022


55 West Wacker DriveSuite 800ChicagoChicago, IL 60601



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  • This position is for Fall Semester and will end on/or about the end of the Spring or Summer semester and must be completed by May 31, 2023

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