If you’re a mission-focused undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then we invite you to apply to our program—a rare opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others.
Red Cross interns are involved in projects critical to the day-to-day work of our non-profit organization, gaining an insider’s perspective on the Red Cross humanitarian mission as well as service delivery at the local and national levels.
We offer internships year round (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) at our National Headquarters in Washington D.C. and at regional chapters across the country.
Applications for each internship cycle are accepted on a rolling basis, as opportunities become available. The dates below are a general guide only.
- Fall Internships – Applications open in April
- Winter/Spring Internships – Applications open in September
- Summer Internships – Applications open in November
What You Need to Know Before Applying
Our formal internship program typically runs for a specified 10-week duration (alternative start and end dates may be accommodated at the discretion of the business unit). Start and end dates for other internship cycles are flexible, based on student availability and school schedule.
How to Apply
The American Red Cross offers both paid and unpaid internship experiences. You may apply directly on our Careers Site for paid opportunities and on our Volunteer page for unpaid opportunities.