Communications Intern

Employer American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Contact information Please contact Sarah at sarah.luth@redcross.org
Apply by December 31, 2021
More details www.redcross.org/volunteer
Posted on November 8, 2021

Description

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 Wisconsin Region.

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

Time Commitment:
1-15 hours/week

Qualifications:
-Needs credit for college courses or is a young professional looking to gain experience in a set/limited time frame.
-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 Office Suite
-Experience/Interest in photography (preferred)

Length of Appointment:
-Minimum 1 semester

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

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