American Heart Association


Special Events Intern Job Description

  • Help in planning logistics for AHA 3 main events- Heart Walk, Heart Ball, and Go Red
    • Heart Walk- largest walk in Jacksonville, 18,000 attendances, located at Metro Park
    • Heart Ball- AHA’s premier gala, 400 attendances, located at TPC Sawgrass
    • Go Red for Women- large luncheon for women, located at Omni downtown.
  • Input data and pull reports for directors
    • Utilize Blackbaud and greater giving software, will be trained on both websites.
  • Go on meetings with Directors to plan events
    • Team Captain Kickoffs, logistics meetings, office meetings, walk thru’ s, activation meetings, ROI’s, planning meetings.
  • Be in attendance for all events – Heart Walk, Heart Ball, Go Red, PULSE, and Healthy Family Training Camp.
  • Work with different directors each week to have a full understanding of the organizations
    • aid in all aspects of planning, take on own tasks, while learning how the organization betters the community.
  • Take a role in social media and work with the communications director- Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.
  • Weekly one on ones with supervisor to review work week tasks.

Contact: Ashley Plotts at

Mass Communication Intern Job Description

  • Copy writing for event calendar listings
  • Create marketing and promotional materials for local events
  • Coordinate resources for local events
  • Assist with writing press releases and media advisories
  • Attend events and assist the communications director with day-of media relations duties
  • Attend interviews at local media outlets
  • Manage two different Facebook accounts
  • Help maintain one Twitter account
  • Manage one Instagram account
  • Run nearby errands (stores and media outlets) to drop off and pick up communications materials
  • Input media impressions data into Excel spreadsheet

To apply for this internship, please email a resume to Lisa Craig at lisa.craig@heart org or Amber Wilson at

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