Spending the Summer at Headquarters
I am very excited to be a summer intern at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross this summer, working in the newly-created Humanitarian Services department under recently hired VP, Jim Starr. While I will be primarily working on gathering research regarding volunteerism and its trends around the nation, I will also have the chance to work on ongoing projects involving youth project development. There are a plethora of opportunities to work at NHQ (as we fondly call Headquarters), and I cannot wait to be surrounded by interns with experience far different than my own. This summer, I will get to experience—full-force—the thing that I have always loved most during my six-years’ time volunteering with the American Red Cross: the ability of volunteers to come together, combining their unique knowledge and experience to drive the Red Cross into the future with fresh, new ways to make the mission a part of everyday lives.