Volunteer Application

Internship Application


Please read all instructions before submitting an internship 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 10 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. If you are seeking the internship for credit, please include the requirements in your cover letter. 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, Washington, Greene
  • West Central Pennsylvania: Butler, Sharpsville
  • Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter: Erie, Bradford 
  • Chestnut Ridge Chapter: Indiana, Greensburg

Step #2. Online Orientation

Step #3: Internship Interest Indication (Select all opportunities you are interested in)

Step #4: Update profile and upload resume & cover letter 

*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!

*Please note: 

Beginning July 1, 2015, the state of Pennsylvania is requiring all employees and volunteers who have direct contact, as defined by the statute, with children under the age of 18, to complete additional background screening to ensure the safety of minors. 

While we understand this second phase of screening may take several weeks to finalize, please note that your volunteer placement with the American Red Cross is contingent upon the successful completion of these three additional clearances required by the State of Pennsylvania.



Contact Information

  • *One phone number is required

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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.