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Intern, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion , REMOTE--Available Now


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Fall 2021 Unpaid Internships
While this is an unpaid internship, we offer College or University credit. Preference is given to those with an academic requirement for an internship.

  • Eligibility: You must be enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program at the time of the internship.
  • Preferred Majors: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Human Resources, or Nonprofit Management
  • Preferred Grade Levels: Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, and Graduate level.
  • Duration: Monday, September 13 - Friday, December 17
  • Mission Concept: Strengthen Our Red Cross Workforce
  • COVID-19 Protocols: Our offices are temporarily closed pending return to in person work in October 2021.

Overview: This internship is for students who are resourceful, interested in team building and want to help create the strategic direction for developing, engaging and retaining a highly effective and satisfied workforce through the utilization of volunteers, interns and employees.

Diversity Starts Here is the employee led Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee for the Greater NY Region employees and team.

  • Supports diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming
  • Creates DEI newsletter
  • Creates communication pieces to internal and external stakeholders
  • Creates surveys and materials to help shape DEI programming
  • Identifies key leaders inside and outside of the organization for involvement in discussions and events

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship, preferably in an MBA program, with HR experience
  • Experience or interest in working on corporate Human Resources projects and/or in non-profit fundraising departments is a plus
  • Passion for engagement projects that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • 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:
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • 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

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Safety First! Our need for interns is constant and our guidelines reflect the latest CDC and local-government COVID-19 safety recommendations. While we do not require interns to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we will ask you to report if you are.

Work Location:
  • One location

Work Remotely:
  • No