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Intern, Disaster ServicesBookmark This
American Red Cross
Posted: February 11 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionDirect Apply Link: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=62960
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students internship opportunities at our Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in chapters across the country through our Internship Program. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects.
This intern will be assigned tasks related to both an active Disaster Relief (DR) 791-16 and daily state-wide Recovery efforts.
If the Red Cross has demobilized for Disaster Relief (DR) 791-16 when this internship starts, tasks will continue to be centered on building and improving partnerships throughout the state, based on knowledge gained during DR recovery efforts.
The Intern, Disaster Services is a Paid Internship where candidates must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. The opportunity is based in Springfield, MO.
• Current undergrad junior or above studying Human/Social Services, Health/Mental Health, Public Administration, Emergency Management, or related.
• Microsoft Word/Excel proficiency, strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong strategic thinking skills, excellent follow-through, and on-the-job flexibility are assets
• Duties may include participation in building and/or revision of recovery practices for Disaster Health/Mental Health Services, based upon current state MOUs, and building capacity at the local levels; analyzing and creating best practices for setting up Multi-Agency Resource Centers after a disaster event; assisting with improvement of on-the-job training for casework and fiscal review teams; and building capacity with state and local-level partners to improve community recovery strategies.
Candidates will be considered for the winter/spring 2016 semester.
• 25 hours/week
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.