American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Multicultural Affairs Intern

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American Heart Association
1 Union Street
Robbinsville, NJ
Posted: August 23 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description


Organization/Program Overview
What's your motivation? We want to engage people in satisfying work that makes a real difference in the lives of others. At the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association we're working to prevent, educate, treat and defeat our nation's No. 1 killer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, our nation No.3 killer. American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Multicultural Initiatives goal is to influence and improve health outcomes in multicultural communities while also advancing to achieve the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2020 Impact Goal. Our goals is by 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. We will do this by engaging faith and community based organizations to transform multicultural communities and create a new culture of health. Transforming cultural norms for a healthier environment by engaging communities and building powerful relationships through targeted health initiatives that meet people where they are.

Overview of Internship
The intern will be involved in numerous activities and programs that will give participants an opportunity to learn about public health first hand. The intern will be working with a variety of people from different backgrounds and different organizations; giving them hands-on experience that will help them in their further careers and networking opportunities. They will learn to conquer big tasks through policy changes, community outreach and program design/implantation by working with programs like the Healthy Corner Store Initiatives, Go Red Por Tu Corazon, Power to End Stroke, and Check, Change, Control.

Health Corner Store Initiatives- Addressing the healthy food shortage in NJ by changing the community environment to facilitate access to affordable and nutritious food in local markets and corner stores. All while promoting healthy living, for the purposes of improving our cardiovascular health by increasing the availability and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and other healthy foods to the public and low-income neighborhoods.

Go Red Por Tu Corazón celebrates the energy, passion and power of Hispanic women to band together to wipe out heart disease - the No. 1 cause of death for Latinas - to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives and be there for their families.

Power to End Stroke (PTES) – A focused Cause Initiative designed to educate and empower African Americans to reduce their risk of Stroke. Stroke is preventable, treatable, and beatable.

Check, Change, Control – A prevention, education and management blood pressure program focused effort to engage African Americans and Hispanics in a 4 month long program to address this risk factor for heart disease.

Responsibilities

Application Process
• Internship Information Form. Your general information
• Background Check
• Resume
• Internship Timelines – Rolling Admission (until all positions are filled)

AHA/ASA – Health Equity & Multicultural Initiative Contact Information – only by email
Vicky Coll - Multicultural Initiatives Regional Director in NJ & NYC - Email: vicky.coll@heart.org

Requirements

Student Criteria
• Applicants must be resident or attending college in New Jersey or New York City
• Sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates (May 2014 or later) and graduate students.
• Bilingual English – Spanish preferred, but not required (Will be working with Hispanics that speak little to no English)
• Registered at a college or university with grade point averages of 3.0 or higher, with a minimum 2.75 in the sciences,
• Interest in issues relevant to: Urban Communities, Communities of Color, and/or Diverse Populations.
• U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa.
• Minimum hours of service – Six weekly. Maximum hours of service – Thirty-five weekly
• Unpaid internship

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