The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.
The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.
The overall aim of the program is to attract a pool of diverse, skilled, enthusiastic young professionals and provide them with an opportunity to build a long-term, substantive life-long relationship with the Red Cross.
The Intern, International Humanitarian Law, Public Education is a paid internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. The opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.
• Advanced undergraduate or graduate student in marketing, social marketing, communications, political science, international relations, or a related discipline.
• Must have strong written communication skills; computer skills, including familiarity with the Web and social media tools.
• Videography/editing preferred but not required
• Previous experience with grant research and writing; Strong interest in international issues and in IHL; Must be responsible, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure; Willingness to do background research and perform general office duties, as required.
The Intern, International Humanitarian Law, Public Education will support our public education programs, including our large public events. The intern will work as part of a small team where he/she will gain hands on experience working with public education programs and with our public outreach activities in International Humanitarian Law.
Responsibilities include supporting the team’s outreach and promotion activities and events, including event outreach, drafting blog posts and short updates for our website, communicating through social media on IHL topics, grant research and writing, and assisting with the collection of best practices and performing follow-up activities to strengthen our networks and gather information for monitoring and reporting purposes.
Candidates will be considered for the Winter/Spring 2016 semester.
• 20 hours/week
To apply for this position, please apply online at