Extraordinary Impact

Updated:Nov 20,2014

Our Mission

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.


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In 2014, we celebrated 90 years of saving lives and helping people experience more of life's precious moments. To do that, we all must be healthy in heart and mind. Our mission may appear to be simple, but there is a lot of work to be done. Our 2020 goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Learn more about our mission.

AHA Guiding Values

Our Guiding Values Embody Everything We Do -
Every Day

From bringing science to life to inspiring passionate commitment to helping ensure equitable healthcare for all, our Guiding Values provide a framework for our employees to help others. We have funded 13 Nobel Prize winners, including nine whose AHA-funded work led to the Nobel Prize. Our Guiding Values will allow us to achieve our 2020 Goal. With the Torch as our guiding light, volunteers and staff partnered to develop our eight guiding values to drive our mission and the work that AHA does. Take a moment to review them and then see if you can bring several if not all of these values to help us reach our mission. Learn more about our Guiding Values.

Our Guiding Values info graphic (PDF).

Career Families

Our Many Career Opportunities that Have Impact

The AHA offers a variety of career opportunities across the country. Whether you are interested in working at the National Center office in Dallas, at an Affiliate office in one of our metro locations throughout the US or working remotely from home, our management team is always seeking qualified candidates.  Learn more about the different job families at AHA.

AHA Job Families

The American Heart Association maintains an active advocacy presence in all 50 states and advocates for the passage of state laws and local ordinances that improve heart disease and stroke health factors, reduce risk factors and help protect survivors of heart disease or stroke. 

The types of opportunities you’ll find with us include:

  • Government Relations Manager and Director
  • Grassroots Campaign Manager and Director

Learn more about our Advocacy Group


AHA offers a variety of internships to students who are interested in learning more about AHA.Our point of view is that our interns are our talent pipeline and the potential future of AHA. Therefore, we seek out students who are in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study and students who have completed their first year of study in their graduate program. Internships are offered by the following groups and require a focus in the following fields of study.

Type of Internship     

Degree Pursuing


Master’s in Public Health


Bachelors in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations


Bachelor’s in Finance or Accounting

Human Resources

Bachelors in Business or Human Resources Management; MBA


Bachelor’s in Marketing or Advertising; MBA

Health Equity

Bachelor’s in Public Health, Pre-Med or Nursing

Join Us

Review the opportunities that are available or see how you can stay in touch with our Recruiting Team. You can either perform a quick search below by job category or a specific job search.

AHA Connection

Become Part of the AHA Connection

When it comes to searching for the next step in your career, the AHA Talent Acquisition Team knows that during your career search it is important to have and make connections.  That's why we are inviting you to become a part of the AHA Connection so you can learn about our culture, the people that make our mission possible and receive custom job alerts. Load your contact information and you will hear from one of our Recruiting Team Members in the next two weeks.

We look forward to sharing the AHA with you.

The Talent Acquisition Team

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