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Communications Intern - Spring 2021

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American Red Cross - Minnesota Region

  • Purpose The Communications Intern will support communications activities that help fulfill the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. This position reports to the Chief Communications Officer of the American Red Cross Minnesota Region.
  • Responsibilities

    Responsibilities may vary depending upon the goals, skills, and interests of the intern as well as current priorities and projects in the Communications Department. These will primarily include:

    • Developing and distributing media relations materials
    • Producing written and visual social media content
    • Supporting the Disaster Public Affairs volunteer team
  • Time Commitment 10-15 hours/week
  • Qualifications
    • Commitment to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated writing experience (will request 2 samples)
    • Interest in working with media professionals
    • Willingness to act as a Red Cross representative and spokesperson
    • Experience in social media
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including Outlook or ability and willingness to quickly learn
    • Experience/interest in photography (preferred)
  • Length of Appointment minimum 1 semester
  • Development Opportunities
    • Training and development opportunities
    • Affiliation with a dynamic and committed corps of outstanding Red Cross volunteers
    • Experience in human services, disaster response, and emergency management
    • Opportunity to build leadership experience
  • Requirements
    • On-the-job training
    • Orientation to the American Red Cross
    • Disaster Cycle Services Overview (Online)
    • Public Affairs Essentials (Online)
    • Other classes as appropriate
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Volunteer Services at MNDAKVolunteer@redcross.org or call 612-871-7676.

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About American Red Cross - Minnesota Region


1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55454, US

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.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's providing care and comfort to one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, an ill or injured service member or veteran, or support to a military family, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Disaster Relief
Media & Broadcasting


Mon Feb 01, 2021 - Sat May 01, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Professional Development




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-20 hrs per week

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