Internships Available

Want to get experience or earn credit while working at an organization that gives back?  Explore our many opportunities for interns.  Work for the Red Cross and support our lifesaving mission, while gaining valuable professional skills and building your resume with real-world experience.

We have internships in many different departments, and we offer flexible scheduling.  Interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, learn professional responsibility and work with a mentor in their field.

Internships are available year round in the spring, summer, and fall.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jose Dominguez at jose.dominguez@redcross.org for review and consideration.  Applicants are accepted year round so be sure to indicate your desired time frame for an internship and which office within our region you would like to be based out of.

If there is not an internship you are interested in however you feel you have something to offer we will consider special requests and projects if it can benefit our organization.

Mission Statement:

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Department:  Communications

Open to:  Current college and graduate students and professionals looking for experience

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are looking for talented and creative individuals to help maintain and improve our communications network through traditional and new media projects.  This person will report directly to the Regional Director of Communications and should provide creative ideas and innovative solutions for our nonprofit to maintain positive public opinion and increase fundraising opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Media appearances as assigned
  • Responding to disaster media requests as assigned
  • Writing, editing and publishing news releases and blog articles
  • Using Twitter to promote regional events, safety information and communicate with our online community
  • Writing, editing and publishing blog articles
  • Evaluating and monitoring appropriate metrics
  • Managing chapter Facebook accounts and Flickr page
  • Encouraging volunteers, community members and staff members to engage in social media

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter and related social media tools; knowledge of FBML preferred
  • Familiarity with photo and video sharing applications including Flickr and YouTube
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook
  • Public relations background or experience a plus

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Department:  Development

Open to:  Current college and graduate students and professionals looking for experience

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to report directly to the Chief Development Officer/Executive Director of one of our Community Chapters and work closely with other members of the Development team to advance our fundraising capabilities.  This intern will work on special development projects, attend onsite and offsite meetings and represent the chapter at events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and promoting various fundraising projects within the chapter
  • Working closely with Executive Directors/Development staff to increase fundraising efforts within the chapter
  • Executing Development project research
  • Representing the Red Cross at events
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to speak with donors, potential sponsors and corporate partners

DISASTER SERVICES INTERN

Department:  Disaster Services

Open to:  Current high school, college and graduate students and professional looking for experience

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

The American Red Cross Central Texas Region responds to a disaster every 48 hours.  This internship will provide a firsthand experience of how we help disaster victims, as well as how our organization coordinates with other agencies and nonprofits to assist community members when they need it the most.  This intern will work in coordination with other emergency preparedness and response staff and volunteers to provide emergency relief and preparedness services to clients in the Central Texas area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Educating the community at preparedness events and community education courses
  • Assisting volunteer instructors as they provide disaster response training
  • Learning how to assist the client (client casework) and coordinating with referral agencies to provide additional services
  • Administrative duties: filing, sorting and answering phones

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet-based applications
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) translation skills to work with a variety of community members preferred
  • Previous volunteer experience in nonprofit or public health sector preferred
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES INTERN

Department:  Operations

Open to:  Current college and graduate students and professionals looking for experience

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are looking for talented and creative individuals to build and support our Internal Service Programs.  This person will report directly to the Regional Chief Operating Officer and should provide creative ideas and innovative solutions for our nonprofit to help build, maintain and grow our program in the Central Texas community.

The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people around the world prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies and life-threatening health conditions. We do this by:

• Responding and meeting needs when international disasters strike

• Better preparing communities around the world for future disasters

• Preventing disease and responding to global public health emergencies

• Promoting international humanitarian law and issues

• Reconnecting family members separated by war or disaster

When the American Red Cross works internationally, it must be both invited by and work collaboratively with the host or affected Red Cross national society. Together, we form the largest humanitarian network in the world.  Every effort strengthens this bond working towards one common goal: alleviating human suffering.

Responsibilities/Project Areas could include:

  • Obtain training as a Restoring Family Links Caseworker
  • Provide Restoring Family Links casework
  • Create Q&A Brochure for Clients
  • Research local resources available to refugees and immigrants
  • Build local reference guide for caseworkers
  • Promote programs throughout Central Texas community
  • Research Central Texas community to determine ethnic and potential refugee makeup

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

OPERATIONS INTERN

Department:  Operations

Open to:  Current college and graduate students and professionals looking for experience

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are looking for talented and creative individuals to support and collaborate with the Operations Team with special projects or tasks.  This person will report directly to the Regional Chief Operating Officer and should provide creative ideas and innovative solutions for our nonprofit to increase efficiency and workflow.

Responsibilities/Project Areas could include:

  • Perform general clerical work including; filing, call-downs, collating materials, and copying when necessary
  • Keep all information confidential
  • Assist with purchasing for the region
  • Assist with facility management and maintenance
  • Process and code deposits
  • Attend meetings with and on behalf of Operations Team
  • Process requests for system access
  • Human Resources
  • Documenting Policies & Procedures
  • Research vendors
  • Post outgoing mail
  • Develop and document new procedures and processes for information flow

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

OUTREACH INTERN

Department:  Volunteer Services

Open to:  Current high school, college and graduate students

Employment Category:  Unpaid internship, academic credit available

In an attempt to prepare the community for disasters and to spread the word about safety, the American Red Cross attends and produces outreach events.  The intern would be responsible for managing the event invitations, planning events, preparing materials and coordinating and managing volunteers at events.  This intern reports directly to the Volunteer Services Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with area agencies, nonprofits and educational facilities
  • Preparing and designing materials for outreach events
  • Working in coordination with volunteers to represent the Red Cross within the community
  • Determining appropriate locations for safety information distribution
  • Speaking to area associations and organizations about the American Red Cross

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to speak confidently before a crowd
  • Willingness to work with a diverse set of people and help the Central Texas Region prepare for disasters

SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES

Department:  Service to the Armed Forces

Open to:  Current high school, college and graduate students

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are seeking an organized and talented intern to support and collaborate with the Service to Armed Forces Team on SAF Casework and special projects, i.e. the Veterans History Project.  This intern will report directly to our Service to the Armed Forces Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Obtain SAF Caseworker Training, assist with casework follow-up
  • Assist/Cover Yellow Ribbon Events
  • Veterans History Project:
    • Obtain oral histories of veterans on video
    • Format videos for Library of Congress
    • Prepare materials for volunteers
    • Work with Volunteer Services to recruit additional SAF volunteers to cover various SAF activities throughout the region

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of military helpful, but not required

YOUTH SERVICES INTERN

Department:  Volunteer Services

Open to:  Current high school, college and graduate students

Employment Category:  Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are seeking an organized intern to increase interest in youth programs and to help develop interesting programs, events and opportunities for area youth.  This intern will report directly to the Volunteer Services Manager and will also work closely with Volunteer Services Specialist in the region.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing plan for Central Texas Youth Council, recruiting members and coordinating meetings and community service projects
  • Proposing ideas for sustainment and recruitment for youth volunteers in collaboration with youth organizations, schools and religious institutions
  • Collaborating and communicating with youth organizations and clubs in area universities, high schools and religious groups
  • Assisting in development of a two day youth leadership conferences (components include recruiting speakers, attracting students, coordinating of events workshop, coordinating food, etc.)
  • Improving relationships with youth volunteers in the Central Texas Region

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in extracurricular organizations at the high school or college level (clubs, societies, etc.)
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