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MBCC Programs Outreach and Communications Internship

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. We are seeking a high-level intern to help support MBCC’s community outreach programs (including the award-winning Let’s Talk Prevention program) and communications. This internship involves frequent communication with MBCC’s Executive Director and MBCC’s Program and Development Director.

The flexibility of this internship is substantial given its work from home nature. Phone and internet will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interns must commit to at least 15 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

1.     Environmental Health Program for Students:
Ø Research and access new opportunities for outreach to key stakeholders in support of the Let’s Talk Prevention environmental health program for students
Ø Develop communications strategies to expand the reach and engagement with local area schools, including both email and phone outreach
2.    Let’s Talk Prevention Program:
Ø Research and identify potential conferences, health fairs, and other environmental or health-related virtual and in-person events for MBCC to participate and attend these events as MBCC’s representative, interfacing with the public and sharing vital health information on ways to reduce toxic exposure
Ø Research and identify potential tour locations, and assist in maintaining Let’s Talk Prevention database
Ø Draft press releases to local media for host sites
3.    MBCC PFAS Campaign:
Ø Monitor pending legislation on PFAS in food packaging and develop communication strategies to inform and mobilize MBCC supporters
4.    Website Content Support:
Ø Conduct audit of MBCC website and identify areas in need of enhancement in an effort to ensure that the MBCC website is a key resource for relevant health content
Ø Research and identify breast cancer support information and resources as needed to be added to the MBCC website

Qualifications: Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
·       Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
·       Detail-oriented, organized, the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines.
·       Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

Compensation: All positions are unpaid but we are willing to work with institutions to offer student academic credit.

How to apply: MBCC is now accepting applicants for all internships for the following time periods:
·       January 2021 through May 2021 (Spring Internship)
·       June 2021 through September 2021 (Summer Internship)
·       September 2021 through December 2021 (Fall Internship)
Start dates and durations are negotiable.

Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Michelle Dixon at Please use “MBCC Programs Outreach & Communications Internship” in the subject line of your email.
To learn more about MBCC, please visit Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.