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. The New York / New Jersey Red Cross responds to approximately seven emergencies and disasters a day across the region—home fires, floods, building collapses—and more, providing shelter, food, clothing and emotional support at no cost to those in need. Read more here about the Red Cross Mission.
The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students developmental internship opportunities at our chapters across the Greater New York and New Jersey Regions. Find out more HERE!
The Internship Program runs for a 14-week duration during our Fall and Winter/Spring sessions while our summer session runs for a specified 10-week duration. Alternative start and end dates may be accommodated at the discretion of the business unit.
During the school year interns usually commit a minimum of 8-to-12 hours a week. During the summer interns usually commit a minimum of 20 hours per week. We ask applicants to ensure that their school and other commitments allow for the completion of their hours.
At the start of either the Fall, Winter/Spring or Summer cycles, both intern and manager will negotiate an ideal schedule that focuses on the completion of projects within the given timeframe of that cycle. Interns will be required to keep track of their hours within our database.
Because the American Red Cross Greater New York Region has multiple internship opportunities we’ve grouped them by “Mission Concepts.” A Mission Concept is a work area that will allow you to narrow your interest to make it easier to select your ideal internship. Internships are offered in media and communications, disaster response, training and HR, and behind-the-scenes administrative support.
These are upcoming dates. The positions we offer vary from cycle to cycle. We’ve just finished hiring for our Summer cycle. We post our positions on Indeed and Handshake and few college sites.
Fall 2021 Applications Accepted: Monday, June 14th – Friday, August 6th
Program Starts on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
Program Ends on Friday, December 10th, 2021
Winter/Spring 2022 Applications Accepted: Monday, October 11th – Friday, January 7th
Program Starts on Monday, February 7th, 2022
Program Ends on Friday, May 13th, 2022
Complete this interest form to capture interest in between recruitment cycles. Once the next recruitment cycle starts they’ll reach out to you with more information.