Internships

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Gain valuable skills and experience while making a difference

The American Red Cross offers undergraduate and graduate students an engaging internship experience. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.

The program aims to attract a pool of diverse, skilled, enthusiastic young professionals and provide them with an opportunity to build a long-term relationship with the Red Cross.

  • Gain substantive professional experience as well as exposure to critical issues pertaining to the nonprofit sector;
  • Develop a comprehensive perspective on the Red Cross mission and service delivery at the local, national and international levels;
  • Enjoy networking, personal and professional development opportunities, including opportunities to meet with Red Cross senior leadership.
  • To apply, please review the internship opportunities and requirements below, then reach out to the staff person listed for more information and to set up an interview. All interns will be required to submit a volunteer application and profile in Volunteer Connection, complete a background check and complete any additional training required by the position.

    Note: Because the Red Cross has an ongoing, year-long need for interns, internships are not listed by semester. We accept applications on an ongoing basis, and fill vacancies as they become availab.e Interns can work with their Red Cross supervisor to align their internship timeframe with their school’s requirements.

    Communications/Public Affairs Intern

    This position performs a diverse range of communications and marketing functions to support internal and external Red Cross efforts. The intern will perform daily communications tasks as well as take on a focused integrated marketing and communications project promoting public awareness of and engagement in the Red Cross mission. Duties include writing, photography, media relations and analysis, research, video editing, social media, event marketing, and some volunteer management.

    Location: Internships are available in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Fort Collins.

  • Requirements:
  • Work a minimum of 8 hours per week during business hours at the Red Cross office, plus 1-2 hours per week responding to emails and phone calls.
  • Experience in Journalism, Communications, PR or marketing preferred
  • Able to work independently and with a strong team
  • Excellent writing, communications and organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint and social media platforms; proficient in Photoshop, Excel; some video editing experience preferred
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task and adjust to changing priorities
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness to represent the Red Cross
  • For more information and to apply, Contact Ashley Turner: ashley.turner@redcross.org

    Community Partnerships Coordinator (Disaster Services)

    Partnerships are essential to the work of the Red Cross. The Mile High Chapter is looking to further develop our Community Partnerships Program for feeding, clothing, housing, and additional resources to serve their clients affected by disaster. The Community Partnerships Coordinator will manage a volunteer team that will serve as the liaison between Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services and Red Cross Community Partners.

    Location: Denver

    Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 hours a week, schedule can be flexible to accommodate intern’s school schedule
  • Public speaking experience; an enthusiastic presentation of information
  • One year supervisory or team leader experience
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Volunteer Management
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • For more information and to apply, Contact Ashley Turner: ashley.turner@redcross.org

    Disaster Training Coordinator (Disaster Services)

    The American Red Cross relies on trained volunteers to deliver services during times of disaster. The Disaster Training Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing a training program that can deliver required classes in order build capacity for the Mile High Chapter to respond to local disasters and be prepared to support other disasters outside of their community. Part of these responsibilities will be to develop and manage a workforce of instructors, create a training calendar and transmit training calendar to volunteers and other community partners on a monthly basis

    Location: Denver

    Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 hours a week, schedule can be flexible to accommodate intern’s school schedule
  • Public speaking experience; an enthusiastic presentation of information
  • One year supervisory or team leader experience
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Volunteer Management
  • Create a positive, supportive environment while interacting empathically with clients, allowing clients to be heard
  • For more information and to apply, Contact Ashley Turner: ashley.turner@redcross.org

    Disaster Preparedness Coordinator (Disaster Services)

    Give trainings and presentations, foster inter-departmental collaboration, and liaise with volunteers, schools, local businesses, community partners and families. The Disaster Preparedness Coordinator will work with partner organizations to further the Red Cross message of preparedness, including distribution of materials and delivery of services. This position will assist the Disaster Preparedness Specialist in further developing the Mile High Chapter’s preparedness programs for individual, youth, community, and business preparedness.

    Location: Denver

    Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 hours a week, schedule can be flexible to accommodate intern’s school schedule
  • Public speaking experience; an enthusiastic presentation of information
  • One year supervisory or team leader experience
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Volunteer Management
  • Create a positive, supportive environment while interacting empathically with clients, allowing clients to be heard
  • For more information and to apply, Contact Ashley Turner: ashley.turner@redcross.org

    Mass Care Coordinator (Disaster Services)

    Providing food, shelter and basic needs for large numbers of people – known as “Mass Care” – is a core function of the Red Cross. The Mass Care Coordinator will help manage resources to ensure shelter service delivery for the North Central territory. This includes mobilizing and organizing shelter, feeding, and bulk distribution volunteers and resources to ensure the ability of the Red Cross to respond to a large-scale disaster. Responsibilities will include managing Mass Care volunteers, performing a monthly inventory of Red Cross Mass Care supplies, and managing relationships with shelter partners.

    Location: Denver

    Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 hours a week, schedule can be flexible to accommodate intern’s school schedule
  • Public speaking experience; an enthusiastic presentation of information
  • One year supervisory or team leader experience
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Volunteer Management
  • Create a positive, supportive environment while interacting empathically with clients, allowing clients to be heard
  • For more information and to apply, Contact Ashley Turner: ashley.turner@redcross.org

    Response-on-Call Coordinator (Disaster Services)

    The American Red Cross responds to an average of a disaster a day in Colorado; most of these are home fires. The Response on Call Program plays an integral part of delivering services to clients by coordinating with our disaster-response volunteers and first-response agencies. The Response on Call Coordinator is responsible for managing Response On Call (ROC) operations and identifying methods to improve this program. Additional responsibilities may be assigned such as building out the Concepts of Operations Plan and Strategic Work Plan for Implementing Disaster Cycle Services.

    Location: Denver

    Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 hours a week, schedule can be flexible to accommodate intern’s school schedule
  • One year supervisory or team leader experience
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Volunteer Management
  • Create a positive, supportive environment while interacting empathically with clients, allowing clients to be heard
  • For more information and to apply, Contact Ashley Turner: ashley.turner@redcross.org