About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross provides relief to the victims, helps families by facilitating emergency messages between our deployed men and women in uniform and their loved ones here at home, and trains individuals in lifesaving skills.
Services to the Armed Forces
The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.
The Red Cross has served more than 1 million military families since 9/11:
· Volunteers provide home comforts and critical services on bases and in military hospitals around the world
· We support military families during deployments and emergencies
· We continue serving our nation’s veterans after their service ends
Every day, the American Red Cross provides 24/7 global emergency communication services and support in military and veteran health care facilities across the country and around the world.
The Red Cross Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on leadership experience while getting to know the community and giving back to others. Through training, mentorship, and routine interactions, interns learn new skills, expand their networks, and achieve personal and professional growth.
Provide assistance with and support of the following:
- Intern will be performing client follow up contact to confirm initial services received and to assess if additional referral resources needed or provide Red Cross overview and connection to community resources.
- They will have access to our internal services to armed forces services casework tracking system (SAF Agent); have ability to learn the process and steps involved in sending an emergency communication message through the American Red Cross; and assist connecting clients to community resources based on needs.
- May also be asked to complete a ‘total family assessment’ identifying areas of need and making appropriate community connections.
· Orientation to the American Red Cross
· On the job training with supervisor
Length of Appointment
- Ideally 2 Semesters
- Flexible scheduling, minimum 6 hours per week