• Student intern

Intern With The American Red Cross

Consider an internship with the American Red Cross. Opportunities vary, but the departments that typically run an internship program are listed below. Please reach out to any of the below contacts to learn more about the current openings. Generally, all internship opportunities require that applicants submit a resume and cover letter and participate in at least two interviews. Please note: all internships are unpaid.

Communications and Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Intern volunteers will assist the Communication and Marketing staff in building awareness of the services and programs offered by the Red Cross in the Chicago and northern Illinois area. Specific duties will be dependent on the time of year. This position offers the opportunity to sharpen basic public relations, writing, social media and videography skills and be part of a creative, fun team.

CONTACT Holly Baker, Communications Manager

Special Events / Fundraising

The Special Events team is looking for a highly organized, detail orientated, and event driven intern to support the chapter’s special events programs. This position will focus on planning and executing large scale fundraising events as well as managing logistics for a smaller young professional event series. Interns in this position will gain skills in planning events within a nonprofit, managing event sponsors, and working within a fundraising team.

CONTACT Sarah Herczog, Special Events Specialist


If you are interested in an internship with the American Red Cross but don’t see an appropriate opportunity above, please email Alicia Morris in Volunteer Services.