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About American Red Cross

The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.  Volunteers are the core of the organization, logging over 53 million hours annually helping victims of thousands of disasters; teaching lifesaving skills to millions; and helping U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected.  The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.  An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.  The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work.

The American Red Cross Presidential Internship Program provides paid internships at the American Red Cross national headquarters, and almost every department at the American Red Cross has at least one Presidential Internship position.  Throughout the internship, programs and classes are provided to help students learn more about the American Red Cross, other organizations in the D.C. area, and professional development.  Unpaid internship positions are offered at the American Red Cross National Headquarters through the Office of the National Chair of Volunteers Office.


Open to all undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates eligible to work in the United States.  Applicants must be able to work at the headquarters in Washington, D.C.

American Red Cross

Patrick Riley
American Red Cross
American Red Cross, National Headquarters
2025 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 303-5000


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC