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AmeriCares seeks dedicated professionals who are passionate about global health and emergency response. Our employees are committed to saving lives and building healthier futures for people in crisis in the U.S. and around the world.

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  • Careers

    As an employee, regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to make an impact. We look for people who are ready to be given responsibility and who take initiative in solving problems. At AmeriCares, you will work with smart and compassionate colleagues, be eligible for good benefits, and be a part of a mission driven culture.

    If you are interested in finding out more about a current job opportunity, please click on the appropriate job below which will provide you with a link to our talent portal. Here you will find a detailed position description along with instructions on how to apply. Please make sure you have created a profile with us by registering (instructions above) or Log In.

    If you're looking to join our AmeriCares India team office in Mumbai or distribution warehouse in Bhiwandi, click here to visit our AmeriCares India Careers page »

    Thank you for your interest.

    Headquarter Positions (Connecticut)

    Associate Director, Independent Foundation Partnerships
    Institutional Relations

    S/he will support the Vice President in the design and implementation of fundraising strategies, programs and activities that enable AmeriCares to generate significant funding from foundation donors, an identified area for significant growth in order to support AmeriCares increasing global programmatic presence.

    Director of IT Infrastructure
    Information Technology

    With direction from the Chief Information Officer, the Director of IT Infrastructure is responsible for the overall analysis, planning, management and completion of all global IT Infrastructure systems projects and security.

    Manager, Supply Chain Management Program
    Supply Chain

    The Supply Chain Program Manager will work to strengthen medical supply chain management programs in targeted countries – Liberia, the Philippines and El Salvador. Each country program will represent a different model of support.

    Global Positions

    Program Development and Operations Manager, El Salvador

    AmeriCares El Salvador seeks an experienced social sector program manager to serve two critical functions in our mission to build healthier futures for Central Americans living in crisis.

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  • To apply as a volunteer, please Register and create a profile with us.


    AmeriCares volunteers are a meaningful part of the organization and are integral to our success. Each year hundreds of volunteers work in various capacities at our headquarters or as part of our Free Clinics community program. AmeriCares does not accept applications from individual volunteers for any of our overseas missions. We do, however, welcome volunteers at our headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to help with project work, administrative duties, community programs, communications, graphic design and special events and we also welcome volunteers at our Free Clinics Program.

    ...at our Home Office

    Volunteer opportunities are often available at our headquarters office in Stamford, Connecticut. Current volunteer opportunities will be listed below:

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Each year hundreds of volunteers work in various capacities at our headquarters or as part of our Free Clinics community program. Volunteers play an important role within AmeriCares and are vital to our success.

    If you are interested in finding out more about a current volunteer opening, please click on the appropriate volunteer posting below when listed, which will provide you with a link to our talent portal. Here you will find a detailed position description along with instructions on how to apply.

    If we do not have any current volunteer opportunities available, please consider registering your interest with us by creating a profile and uploading your resume to our “Talent Portal’ (instructions above). You’ll also receive updates from us when opportunities are available.

    If you would like more information on a specific volunteer opportunity, please contact us at (800) 486-4357.

    Thank you again for your interest.

    ...at our Free Clinics

    AmeriCares Free Clinics provide quality health care to Connecticut residents who do not have access to either private or public health insurance benefits. The Free Clinics seek doctors, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, specialists, screeners and translators to volunteer for our clinics in Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury and Bridgeport. Medical liability insurance is provided for medical volunteers and there are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the week. Administrative and special event volunteers are needed to help in our Stamford office. Volunteers can volunteer as often as their schedule allows. Please help us help our neighbors in need.

    Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities at AmeriCares Free Clinics »

    If you are interested in volunteering with us or would like more information on a specific volunteer opportunity, please contact us at (800) 486-4357.

  • Internships

    Note: AmeriCares is proud to welcome the Summer Internship class of 2016. Thank you for your interest in this program - all of our internships have been filled for this year.

    AmeriCares Summer Intern Program is a defined and intentional program, offering a well-rounded agenda with formal program objectives and expectations. The program offers an opportunity for students who are interested in global health and international development the chance to gain firsthand experience in a world-class organization.

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    2016 Summer Internship Opportunities

    AmeriCares is offering 14 internship opportunities this year in the following areas:

      Global Partnerships and Programs (4)

    There are four (4) internships available in these departments in the following areas:

    • U.S. Medical Assistance Program (2)
    • Global Partnerships, Latin America & Caribbean
    • Global Partnerships, Asia/Eurasia/Middle East/Africa

      Marketing and Communications (1)

    The Multimedia Team is responsible for the production and archiving of AmeriCares images and video.

    The intern’s primary responsibility will be the archiving and managing of digital assets including photos, video, and related documents along with metadata into our digital asset management system. The intern will become familiar with the AmeriCares inventory of images and video – as well as the workflow used to create, catalog, and distribute these multimedia assets  The is also potential for some asset creation opportunities surrounding the internship project.

      Development (2)

    There are two (2) internships available in these departments in the following areas:

    • Corporate Relations
    • Institutional Relations/Leadership Gifts

    AmeriCares Development team is responsible for identifying and stewarding individual, corporate, and foundation donors in order to secure financial support for AmeriCares international and domestic programs. The team is small yet highly effective and they are passionate about what they do.

      Monitoring and Evaluation (1)

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Intern will support the Director of the M&E Unit in advancing the strategic objectives and performing M&E activities for select global health programs. This hands-on experience will involve, data cleaning and analysis, literature reviews and researching M&E best practices and tools related to health programming, and supporting implementation and uptake among AmeriCares staff and field offices. The intern will also help with other projects in the Strategic Development and Technical Support department as needed.

      Emergency Response (1)

    The Emergency department directs the delivery of medicines and supplies to treat illnesses and injuries caused by the disaster; supports the restoration of health care services in affected areas; addresses the psychosocial and mental health needs of disaster survivors; and helps communities and health care institutions prepare for future disasters.

    The internship will touch on all phases of the Emergency Program. Responsibilities consist of both short and long-term assignments. Activities will include partner outreach and development, data management and analysis, and research and writing.

      Finance (1)

    This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will take skills acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Finance can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of accounting. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with other interns in other departments like: US Programs, International Programs, Human Resources, and Development staff.

      Legal and Compliance (1)

    The Legal and Compliance intern’s role will be to assist in the day to day operations within our department, in addition to defined special projects and those that will arise during the course of the assignment.  The legal department has a large volume of paper files that need to be cleaned out, organized and condensed. We have multistate filings with varied requirements and deadlines and are looking to streamline this process, create an interactive spreadsheet with a possible tickler system for impending deadlines. 

      Human Resources (1)

    The HR Intern’s primary responsibility will be to provide support and assistance on ad hoc projects spanning the HR practice. Specifically the broad HR projects our department currently is planning for focus on:

    •      Employment Branding
    •      Performance Management
    •      Learning & Development
    •      Recruitment & Onboarding
    •      Employment Policy Review and Refresh

    In addition you will provide administrative and clerical support to other initiatives and work in HR, as needed.

      Supply Chain Logistics (1)

    The Gift-In-Kind intern’s role will be to participate in the day-to-day responsibilities of the team, but to dive deeper into at least one of the processes and data tools, and help the team manage sub-sections of information more thoroughly and efficiently.  This project is for someone who is interested in how processes fit together and in how to improve upon existing processes.  It will be data intensive and require strong excel skills.

      Executive Office (1)

    The Executive Office Intern will be responsible for supporting the work of the Executive Office, including the CEO. This position is best suited for a candidate interested in gaining a strong working knowledge of nonprofit management issues:

    • Administrative experience in a professional environment
    • First-hand understanding of how an emergency response and global health organization functions

    Network and develop your skills in the AmeriCares Summer Internship Program!

    Our Program Details:

    • Summer interns will be eligible for a modest stipend payment.
    • Our program runs from June 6 – August 18 (approximately 11 weeks).
    • Internships are offered in our Stamford, Connecticut headquarters.
    • All internships begin and end on the same dates; interns are required to work a minimum 4-day schedule, Monday - Thursday.
    • The program offers each intern individual assignments, an overall learning series and a group project among other offerings.
    • We require students to apply on-line and include the following: resume, cover letter and writing samples.
    • Applications: We will begin filling positions in mid-March (don’t wait to apply). Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Final application deadline is April 15th.

    What it's like to Intern
    at AmeriCares

    Click here to see what our 2015 Summer Internship class had to say about their experience.

    The Group Intern Project

    An important part of AmeriCares summer internship program is the group project, a cross-departmental activity requiring interns to work together under their own initiative to create an ‘end of term’ deliverable.

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    Email us at: internships@americares.org

  • Student Ambassador Program (ASAP)

    Want to help make a difference? AmeriCares is looking for passionate, entrepreneurial and creative minds with a strong interest in global health and humanitarian work to serve as the official representatives of the organization on college campuses.

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    Emergency Response Opportunities

    Help AmeriCares with its Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
    AmeriCares Emergency Response Program is responding to Hurricane Sandy by providing medicine and medical supplies, emergency supplies, and other assistance to support victims of the storm in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

    As a result of our on-going relief efforts, we have the following opportunities:

    Program Development and Operations Manager, El Salvador

    AmeriCares El Salvador seeks an experienced social sector program manager to serve two critical functions in our mission to build healthier futures for Central Americans living in crisis.

  • Syrian Refugee Relief Efforts

    As a result of our relief efforts we currently have the following opportunities available:

  • West Africa Field Assignments

    AmeriCares has been responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa since April, and to date, has delivered over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment, medicines and supplies. In October, AmeriCares expanded the response efforts to include the staffing of an Ebola treatment unit (ETU) with our partner, the International Organization for Migration (IOM). AmeriCares is now working with national and local health officials in Liberia and Sierra Leone to design and implement programs to restore damaged health systems and to strengthen these systems so they are better equipped to both to meet day-to-day health needs and to respond to future epidemics.

    As a result of our recovery initiatives we currently have the following opportunities available in West Africa:

  • Nepal Relief Efforts

    AmeriCares is responding to the earthquake in Nepal with medicine and supplies. We have an emergency response team in Nepal now focused on quickly getting medicine and supplies where they are most needed, in order to save lives and protect the health of survivors. We are building shipments of emergency medicine here, at our headquarters in Stamford, and also at our Amsterdam and Mumbai, India warehouses.

    Currently we are not sending volunteers to the field for this response. However, we will continue to assess our need for ‘on the ground support’ and this could change.

    If you’re interested in potentially deploying to Nepal to help support our emergency response efforts if needed, please register your profile with our Nepal Relief Efforts.