Communications: Intern Spring

Communications: Intern Spring

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.

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Anoka County,Carver County,Dakota County,Hennepin County,Ramsey County,Scott County,Twin Cities Area Chapter

Key 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


  • 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)


  • On-the-job training
  • Orientation to the American Red Cross
  • Disaster Cycle Services Overview (Online)
  • Public Affairs Essentials (Online)
  • Other classes as appropriate

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

Length of Appointment

minimum 1 semester

Time Commitment

10-15 hours/week 

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