American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region has openings available for communications interns for fall semester 2013 in Orlando, Fla. Our organization is currently interviewing qualified, interested, and excited candidates for these internship positions that can fulfill required internship credits.


Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media


Desired candidates must have:

  • Completed one year (2 full terms) of specialized course work (all candidates);
  • Knowledge of AP Style (required only for public relations candidates);
  • Excellent writing skills, i.e., grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, etc. (required for all candidates);
  • Proficient in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, and social media tracking and evaluation (social media candidates only);
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (graphic design candidates only); and
  • A passion to work in communications with American Red Cross (all candidates).


A sample of the internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Public Relations Intern:

  • Writing and editing media alerts/advisories, press releases, newsletter articles, etc.
  • Distributing press materials to media
  • Assisting with research, development, and maintenance of media distribution lists

Graphic Design Intern:

  • Designing monthly newsletter, collateral materials, signage, and other projects
  • Localizing materials from National Headquarters

Social Media Intern:

  • Content generation and posting
  • Monitoring and managing replies, retweets, etc.
  • Proactively following/liking community partners, media outlets, etc.


About American Red Cross

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. For more information, please visit


Please contact:

Erin Pagán, Director of Communications

5 N. Bumby Ave.

Orlando, FL 32803

407.894.4141 ext. 5657


* Please submit at least three (3) samples of either class work or work from a previous internship, along with your résumé and cover letter.