Volunteer Application



Please read all instructions before submitting an intern application. 

As a leader in the nonprofit industry, the American Red Cross is committed to fostering a high-performing and diverse team that mirrors the nation we serve and the people who support us.

Our chapters are delighted to offer several opportunities for you to gain on-the-job experience through our unpaid internship program.

You can see full position descriptions when indicating your internship interest in step #3 or here: http://redcross.org/support/volunteer/opportunities 

 To Apply:

To apply, each candidate must complete intake steps #2 through #6 after filling out the application below (step #1). An application will only be considered once all of these steps are complete. If you do not complete all steps within 30 days of submitting your application, your account will be inactivated.

All internships are unpaid, and can be taken for credit or non-credit depending on the student's needs. All internship applicants should currently be enrolled in a post-secondary education program.

Step #1. Submit application

*Please use the following guide to determine the chapter that corresponds with the intern position location within the Western Pennsylvania Region:

Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter: Pittsburgh
West Central Pennsylvania: Butler, Sharpsville
Greater Erie County Chapter: Erie
PA Heartland Chapter: DuBois
Indiana County Chapter: Indiana
Westmoreland-Armstrong Chapter: Greensburg

Step #2. Online Orientation

Step #3: Internship Interest Indication

Step #4: Update profile and upload resume

*When uploading a resume (step #4, please upload one document containing your cover letter and resume together. Weekly availability and specific position interest must be included in your cover letter in order to be considered for a position.

Step #5: Read and agree to Red Cross Policies

Step #6. Initiate background check

All questions regarding internship opportunities may be directed to Anna Drenning, Regional Youth Volunteer Specialist, at Anna.Drenning@redcross.org.

Thank you for your interest in the American Red Cross!



Contact Information

  • *One phone number is required

Additional Questions

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*A Red Cross volunteer is an individual who freely assists the American Red Cross in the accomplishment of its mission without expectation or receipt of compensation.