Intern, Better Breathers Club (OK #2122-15U)

Oklahoma City, OK

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Type: Internship

  • Health Education

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an Intern, Better Breathers Club to join our incredible team in Oklahoma City, OK. 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 Promotion Staff to execute Better Breathers Club activities to gain experience in the field of public health, with an emphasis on supporting the Better Breathers Club program for adults living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. 



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 is an unpaid internship requiring a minimum time commitment of 14 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit. This internship is for Spring 2022 and must be completed by May 30, 2022.


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 internal learning management system (LMS) to complete lung health education and program training curricula.
    • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
  • Health Promotion & Education
  • Assist with general administrative support for Better Breathers Club and other health promotions activities to gain exposure to specific concepts and terminology.
  • Assist in the recruitment of program partners, facilitators, members and guest speakers for Better Breathers Club in community, senior services and healthcare settings.
  • Assist in compiling, verifying and updating Better Breathers Club program records and contact information, including attending and observing Clubs if possible.
  • Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute partnership development and program promotion outreach.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of program delivery, e-communications, and constituent record management platforms.
  • Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Gain technical training by utilizing internal learning management system (LMS) to complete lung health education and program training curricula.
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff.
  • Learn how to develop communications for program promotion to partner organizations, clinicians and the general public.
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.


  • Must be working towards a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Health, 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 public health, health promotion and 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 employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.


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