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National Stroke Association strives to provide fulfilling internships that provide real-life work experience to help students prepare for careers after college.  As the only non-profit in the country that focuses 100% of efforts on stroke, we are able to provide a unique experience. All of our internships are offered at our office in Centennial, CO.

Internship Cycles

  • Fall Semester:  late August – mid December (applications accepted:  June – July)
  • Spring Semester:  early January – mid May (applications accepted:  September – October)
  • Summer Semester:  mid May – late August (applications accepted:  February – April)

Current Offerings

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Marketing and Communications

This position is currently filled for Spring 2017.

Description: This internship will provide opportunities to gain experience in marketing and communications. Tasks will include website writing, social media marketing, editing, developing marketing plans, public relations, and website content management. The intern will gain a portfolio of work experience, including marketing plans, bylined articles posted on a national news/editorial website, and published social media posts on National Stroke Association accounts. The intern may also be required to analyze and report on web stats and perform other general marketing and communications duties.

Requirements:

  • At least two years of college or university classes, with an emphasis on journalism, communications or marketing
  • Highly developed writing skills
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Proven experience using social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
  • An attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills

Time Commitment:  Approximately 20 hours per week

Potential Projects:  website writing, social media marketing, editing, developing marketing plans, public relations, and website content management

Ideal Majors:  Journalism, Nonprofit Management

Supervisor:  Claudia Randall, Director of Marketing and Communications 

This internship is unpaid. The position is in the Centennial, CO office. Remote internships not offered at this point.

Donor Development

This position is currently filled for Spring Semester 2017 

Description: The Donor Development Intern will support development staff in the identification and cultivation of mid-to-major donor prospects. They will evaluate giving history, constituent engagement, and participate in some donor cultivation. The Development Intern will also support recruitment and stewardship of peer fundraisers, Stroke Challenge team members, and community fundraising event hosts.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Ability to build rapport with new people easily and quickly
  • Interest or experience in fundraising a plus

Time Commitment:  Approximately 15 hours per week

Potential Projects:  creation and evaluation of donor reports and hand written and electronic donor communication

Ideal Majors:  Non-Profit Management

Supervisor:  Crystal Blaylock, Senior Manager of Development

This internship is unpaid. The position is in the Centennial, CO office. Remote internships not offered at this point.

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Community Education

This position is currently filled for Spring Semester 2017 

Description:  The Community Education and Outreach Department is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of National Stroke Association’s community and outreach programs. Focus audiences include general public and those at-risk for stroke. Program areas include awareness, prevention messaging, and public education. The intern will be involved directly across different programs under this department.

Requirements:

  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of the principles used in the organization and administration of public health services, and knowledge  of the functions, activities, qualifications and contributions of the various public health disciplines helpful
  • Ability to analyze community health education needs and gaps
  • Ability to present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills and exemplary customer service
  • Requires computer literacy, understanding of Microsoft Office and familiarity with internet browsers and social networking websites

Time Commitment:  Approximately 15 hours per week

Potential Projects:  planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating programs implemented within public health departments and federally qualified health clinics and updating awareness materials

Ideal Majors:  Community Health Education, Nonprofit Management

Supervisor:  Anna Taylor, Director of Awareness and Professional Programs

This internship is unpaid. The position is in the Centennial, CO office. Remote internships not offered at this point.

Stroke Recovery Navigator

This position is currently filled for Spring Semester 2017 

Description:  The Stroke Recovery Navigator program is designed to fill a critical gap for stroke survivors and caregivers as they negotiate the complex world of post-stroke care. In numerous studies, survivors and caregivers have indicated that they feel abandoned and need more information about recovery and assistance in locating services. The Stroke Recovery Navigator will enroll stroke survivors and caregivers at time of discharge from an acute care setting (hospital). Trained navigators will then proactively contact them, conduct an initial needs assessment, and then provide ongoing information, resources, and support to facilitate recovery.

Requirements:

  • A basic understanding of Motivational Interviewing techniques (additional training will be provided)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with stroke survivors, caregivers, community resources and others as required
  • Understanding of the need for discretion and confidentiality
  • Proficiency with computer, telephone and other office equipment

Time Commitment:  Approximately 20 hours per week

Potential Projects:  conducting phone interviews of stroke survivors or caregivers to assess current status, identifying barriers to recovery, keeping detailed records of client contact and communication

Ideal Majors:  Social Work

Supervisor:  Julia Richards, Manager of Stroke Survival Programs

This internship is unpaid. The position is in the Centennial, CO office. Remote internships not offered at this point. 

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Legislative Intern

This position is currently filled for Spring Semester 2017

Description:  The Legislative Intern will work closely with the Manager of Policy and Advocacy to monitor National Stroke Association’s legislative and regulatory healthcare priorities. The Legislative Intern will gain first hand exposure to real world health policy issues as well as legislative and rule-making processes.

Requirements:

  • In process of obtaining a four-year college degree in political science, public policy, public health, public administration or a related degree program.
  • An understanding of legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare system and/or healthcare policy a plus.
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to write for multiple audiences (e.g., the general public, legislators, regulators, National Stroke Association staff, etc.).
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications and a willingness and ability to learn other computer software applications.
  • Experience using CQ/Roll Call StateTrack strongly preferred.

Time Commitment:  Approximately 20 hours per week

Potential Projects:  drafting action alerts, e-newsletter articles and web content, working with Stroke Advocacy Network members to increase the effectiveness and level of their individual advocacy activities, and working with other National Stroke Association departments to cross-promote the Stroke Advocacy Network

Ideal Majors:  Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration

Supervisor:  Mitchell Ronningen, Manager of Policy and Advocacy 

This internship is paid hourly or for college credit at intern's discretion. The position is in the Centennial, CO office. Remote internships not offered at this point.

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How to Apply   

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to volunteers@stroke.org

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