Job & Internship Opportunities

Job & Internship Opportunities


Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. In 1994 when it was found that Cape Cod has a breast cancer incidence rate 21% higher than the rest of the state, MBCC lobbied the legislature for funding to found Silent Spring Institute (SSI), a scientific research organization that works to identify and break the links between environmental chemicals and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Click here to learn more about the organization.

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are welcoming new members to join us in our work toward breast cancer prevention. Positions currently available are listed below.

 2020-2021 Internships

Internships are currently available for Outreach and Communications, Videography, and Let’s Talk Prevention program support. Internship dates are as follows:

  • Fall 2020 through January 2021 (Fall Semester Internship)
  • January 2021 through May 2021 (Spring Internship)
  • May 2021 through the end of August 2021 (Summer Internship)

Please review the descriptions, requirements, and details below for each internship. Start dates and durations are negotiable. 

2020-2021 MBCC Videographer Internship Description

2020-2021 MBCC Outreach & Communications Internship Description

2020-21 MBCC Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Internship Description 

2020-2021 MBCC Programs Outreach and Communications Internship Description

MBCC VIDEOGRAPHER INTERNSHIP 

The MBCC Videographer/Intern will assist in the creation of filmed interviews with Silent Spring Institute researchers, MBCC Board Members, and other individuals in the fields of environmental health and breast cancer prevention. The position would begin immediately and while the length of stay is flexible, interns must commit to at least 15 hours per week.  The videographer must be willing and able to travel to and from interviews and filming locations. This is an unpaid internship. Travel is not compensated.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Edit video feed to generate short and/or long clips
  • Upload segments onto the MBCC website, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media outlets
  • Interns may also be asked to photograph or videotape during MBCC events or presentations

Qualifications:

  • Student Status: Undergraduate Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interns must have experience with/and access to film editing software
  • Other critical skills include the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks while working under deadlines, excellent communication skills, and the ability to conduct interviews with compassion, sensitivity, and tact.
  • A knowledge base in environmental health and/or breast cancer prevention issues is preferred but not mandatory.

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

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at: cherylosimo@comcast.net. Please use “MBCC Videographer Internship” in the subject line of your email. Contact 508-246-3047 for any questions.

MBCC OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

MBCC’s fundraising events and educational outreach allow us to continue to work towards our goal of breast cancer prevention. Our interns will assist with building and promoting special events and projects for the organization. This internship involves frequent communication with Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director.

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

Responsibilities include:

Media & Communication:

  • Proofing and distributing press releases and calendar listings to news media outlets including print and online newspapers, radio, and television. This includes finding up-to-date contact information for media.
  • Interviewing event participants/supporters and composing feature stories and other articles for media. This may require phone and/or email contact of a sensitive nature since some contact will be required with those who have been touched by breast cancer. Phone interviews are critical for obtaining information used in press releases and media coverage.

Marketing & Outreach:

  • Initiating contact with local community businesses and individuals to encourage community sponsorship and individual or team event participation.
  • Posting event materials in various locations. This responsibility includes targeting high traffic locations that will increase event participation.
  • Assisting with social media event promotion campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Administrative:

  • Database building, management, and maintenance to ensure accurate and thorough records of the progress in communications and marketing responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • Student Status: Graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. Prior experience with social media campaigns is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

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

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at cherylosimo@comcast.net. Please use “MBCC Outreach & Communications Internship” in the subject line of your email.

LET’S TALK PREVENTION TRANSLATION INTERNSHIP

We are currently looking for two separate translation interns to support the following languages: French Creole and Cape Verdean. 

The Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Intern will assist in the translation of all Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure program materials. The position will begin immediately and the length of stay is dependent upon successful completion of translation materials. The amount of work flexibility is substantial with no travel required. Interns must be willing to communicate frequently with MBCC Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo. This is an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Translation of the Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure materials.
  • Appropriate formatting and proofing of Let’s Talk Prevention materials.

Qualifications:

  • Student Status: Undergraduate Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Written and spoken fluency in translation language of choice: French Creole or Cape Verdean. The ability to translate with compassion, sensitivity, and tact is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and the ability to work independently while working under appropriate deadlines
  • Experience with and access to appropriate word document software (Microsoft Word preferred, but not required).

Compensation: Internships are unpaid but we are willing to work with institutions to offer students academic credit.

How to apply:  Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and translation samples to Cheryl Osimo at: cherylosimo@comcast.net. Please use “MBCC Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Internship” in the subject line of your email.

 

PROGRAMS OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

We are seeking a high-level intern to help support MBCC’s community outreach programs. 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 with no travel required. Phone and the internet will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interns must commit to at least 15 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

Environmental Health Program for Students:

  • Research and access new opportunities for outreach to key stakeholders in support of the Let’s Talk Prevention environmental health program for students
  • Develop communications strategies to expand the reach and engagement with local area schools, including both email and phone outreach

Let’s Talk Prevention Program:

  • 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
  • Research and identify potential tour locations, and assist in maintaining Let’s Talk Prevention database
  • Draft press releases to local media for host sites

MBCC PFAS Campaign:

  • Monitor pending legislation on PFAS in food packaging and develop communication strategies to inform and mobilize MBCC supporters

Website Content:

  • Conduct an 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
  • Research and identify breast cancer support information and resources as needed to be added to the MBCC website

 Qualifications:

  • College and Graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
    Excellent verbal and written communication 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 students academic credit.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at cherylosimo@comcast.net. Please use “MBCC Programs Outreach and Communications Internship” in the subject line of your email.

 

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