The National Headquarters of the American Red Cross is looking for law students interested in volunteering as legal interns.

About the Organization

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. 

About the Opportunity

The National Headquarters of the American Red Cross is looking for law students interested in volunteering as legal interns for 40 hours per week during the summer break either virtually or in their downtown office.

Cross hires passionate students who possess the intelligence, skill, self-confidence, and maturity to take on significant responsibility. In exchange for their hard work, interns will enjoy an active role in the legal department of one of the world’s largest non-profit organizations. Over the course of a summer, an intern will generally work with lawyers in several different practice areas and amass experience that he/she could not obtain anywhere else.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Intern

Position will entail assisting staff attorneys with issues involving compliance, general business law and Red Cross lines of service. The legal intern will be expected to be an integral part of project management in the Office of the General Counsel including working with clients to identify risk and legal issues and drafting memoranda and business documents.

Projects may include drafting pleadings and contracts, researching regulatory issues, preparing legal analyses, assisting with trademark enforcement, working on real estate closings, administering trust and estate distributions, and other types of transactions. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Prefer a 2L or 3L but all law students will be considered;
  • have excellent analytical and writing skills; ability to conduct online legal and business research;
  • strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Westlaw/LexisNexis;
  • ability to communicate effectively and handle multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail and ability to create solutions is a significant plus.

Duration of the Internship

The internship period will be late May – early August Red.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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