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Summer 2021 Unpaid Internships
The content of this listing is in accordance with all applicable employment laws. While this is an unpaid internship, we offer College or University credit. Preference is given to those with an academic requirement for an internship.
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- Eligibility: You must be enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program at the time of the internship.
- Preferred Majors: Emergency Management, Urban Planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Public Policy and Administration, Nonprofit Management, Psychology, Sociology, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, RIsk Management
- Preferred Grade Levels: Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, and Graduate level.
- Duration: Monday, June 7th – Friday, August 13th
- Mission Concept: Help During a Crisis
- COVID-19 Protocols: Our offices are officially closed as of this posting however they may be opportunities to conduct fieldwork pending need and conforming to all local, state, national and organizational COVID-19 protocols
This internship is for students who are action driven and client focused. You want to work behind-the-scenes developing plans for effective service delivery and disaster volunteer Engagement. From small house fires to local natural disasters, you want to help where you’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.
Overview: Distribution of Emergency Supplies (DES) is vital in meeting the short-term material needs of those directly impacted by disaster. Services include the provision of items essential to basic survival, health and sanitation.
The distribution of relief supplies is a phased system of delivery that initially supplies essential items such as food, water, baby formula, etc. and transitions to cleanup and recovery items such as bleach, mops, work gloves, etc.
- Working with Disaster Program Managers to develop plans for distribution emergency supplies throughout our Northeast division
- You’ll work collaboratively to examine existing plans for the distribution of emergency supplies then conduct your own research on how to best replicate and adapt the plan for various areas, their geography and demographics
- You’ll potentially work on the planning, designing and execution of how to pre-position and maintain emergency supplies
- A portfolio of technical writing documents is recommended but not required
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship
- Passion for using their expertise in disaster management, preparedness, homeland security or nonprofit management skills to meet the immediate disaster-caused needs of individuals, families, and communities. Wiling to work behind-the-scenes and out in the field, COVID-19 permitting
- Demonstrated skill at writing clear, precise and understandable doctrine, instructional guidance and technical documents
- Excellence in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
- Strong degree of emotional intelligence and/or empathy with ability to work effectively in stressful situations
- Very detail-oriented with strong ability to multi-task
- Willing to perform back-office processes and learn new computer systems/applications
- Maintains confidentiality; works with integrity and ethically
What You’ll Learn
In our region, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. You’re learning and development will include:
- Relationship Building
- Organizational Management
- Training and mentoring from subject matter experts
- Volunteer Engagement, Management & Administration
- A deeper awareness of the Humanitarian Mission of the American Red Cross
- Cultivation of Cultural Competence and Inclusion
Being involved in projects critical to the day-to-day work of our non-profit organization, gaining an insider’s perspective on the Red Cross humanitarian mission as well as service delivery at the local and national levels.
- Access to Microsoft Teams as a way to work collaboratively while working remotely
- Access to subject matter experts in the fields of Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Fundraising, Emergency Management, Communications, Social Media, Disaster Relief, and much more.
- Access to our exclusive online database of professional development courses.
- Additional service projects with direct impact in communities within our Greater New York Region.
Job Types: Part-time, Internship
Pay: From $0.00 per hour
- Monday to Friday
This position will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person work, COVID-19 permitting.
- One location
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This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
- Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
- Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
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- Temporarily due to COVID-19
- Remote interview process
- Virtual meetings