Finding a silver lining in COVID-19

By Kate Huntley, Red Cross LA intern  When COVID-19 spread across Los Angeles and shut down schools, closing businesses and preventing social gatherings, our lives turned upside down. As an incoming high school senior, I missed my prom, my spring sport and the fall of my senior year due to COVID-19. For students like me, finding a silver lining in the pandemic has not been easy. Yet find it I did during a project for my...

Virtual Internship: A new experience with the Red Cross

By Mystie Ng, Red Cross LA intern   During the past four months, many students had to adjust to learning environments as their schools and campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students transitioned quickly to a new, virtual learning environment, unsure when they would return to campus. This year’s students are the first to experience an internship amidst a pandemic and this required an added level of flexibility and new...

A summer far from a bummer

By Taylor Eng, Red Cross LA intern  Prior to joining the American Red Cross as a summer intern, I genuinely believed the organization’s main goal was to collect blood. During my internship, I learned it is so much more. I always wondered how the Red Cross could aid the evacuees in the blink of an eye and recruit so many wonderful volunteers to make that work possible. As a summer intern, I got the opportunity to learn from...

A Window into Interning with the American Red Cross

By Jarrett Dang, Red Cross LA Summer Intern 2019  Picture this: American Red Cross Los Angeles CEO Jarrett Barrios stands on a stage in front of a backdrop, speaking to a crowd of 50-plus people. It’s a beautiful day in downtown Los Angeles. News cameras roll as Jarrett uses an over-sized pair of scissors on loan from Mayor Eric Garcetti to cut a red ribbon, signifying that the opening of new downtown LA headquarters of the Red Cross....

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