Cover Letter for American Red Cross-Keenan Cromshaw

Red Cross Internship Cover Letter

March 5th, 2016

National Red Cross

American Red Cross National Headquarters

2025 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006


Dear Selection Committee,

My interest in the medical field and my previous involvement with the Red Cross serving as a blood donor has incited me to seek a non-paid internship position with your organization. Some of the internships I am interested in (from the list on your website) are Disaster Services Mass Care, Disaster Services Operations, Service to the Armed Forces Service Delivery Unit, Service to the Armed Forces Policy and Program Development Unity, and Service to the Armed Forces Youth in Military Medical Facilities.

My skills and experience will significantly help the Red Cross to achieve their mission. I am currently looking to be admitted to the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing to ultimately become a Registered Nurse. I have also earned a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship and achieved rank of Eagle Scout along with my CPR certification. I believe that the courses associated with the admittance to the school of Nursing are very relevant to any medical related internship spots. My involvement in the ROTC program and my experience as a Boy Scout have given me valuable skills to help critically think, analyze, and very importantly lead. Moreover, I have had valuable customer service experience in various restaurants that will help me in any kind of position that involves interpersonal communication and will help to improve relations with anyone involved with the Red Cross. Overall, I believe my experiences and skills will ultimately help me to solve problems for your organization. Some other skills and experience that might be relevant to your internship include:

  • Familiarization with first aid
  • Great organizational skills
  • Enjoyment in working in a team

I believe that any Red Cross internship opportunities would also be very advantageous for my future aspirations. As stated before, I am working to become a registered Nurse and also possibly become a Nurse Practitioner or even a Nurse Anesthetist. Holding any of these kinds of internships would provide many benefits, but the primary ones would be:

  • Gaining valuable medical related experience
  • Gaining experience working in a team and solving problems
  • Acquiring knowledge of the way the Red Cross runs its operations.

Overall, I believe the internship opportunities the Red Cross offers would both be advantageous to achieving my personal future goals and also for the advancement of the Red Cross because of my experience and skills. The Red Cross is an extraordinary organization that I would love to be a part of. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.


Keenan Cromshaw

American Red Cross Internship Candidate

450 Ehringhaus Drive, Room #541

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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