Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition 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.

The 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.

 2014-2015 Internships

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is different from other breast cancer organizations. We believe that to eradicate breast cancer we must prevent it. MBCC is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. Our annual fundraising events and allow us to continue to work towards this goal. Our interns will assist with building and promoting special events and projects for the organization and occasionally for MBCC’s sister organization, Silent Spring Institute (SSI). This internship involves frequent communication with Cheryl Osimo, MBCC Executive Director and SSI Event and Outreach Coordinator.

 The flexibility of the position is substantial. Tasks will primarily be completed from school or home (not the MBCC office), as phone and internet will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interns must commit to a set weekly schedule of at least 15 hours per week but hours can be arranged according to the intern’s schedule. Travel is minimal except for possible on-site assistance required the day before and the day of major 2014/2015 events: Against the Tide in Hopkinton in June, Against the Tide in Brewster in August, and the Gay and Lesbian Dance in January.  This is an unpaid internship with no reimbursement for travel expenses or cell phone costs. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Media & Communication:
    • Proofing and distributing press releases and calendar listings to news media outlets including print and online newspaper, radio, and television. This includes maintaining communication with media contacts to follow up and provide additional information.
    • 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 more.
  • Administrative:
    • Database building, management, and maintenance to ensure accurate and thorough records of progress in communications and marketing responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Student Status: College Junior or Senior & Minimum GPA: 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale). Graduate Students will also be considered. 

Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  They must have the ability to consistently create clear and concise pieces of writing that are engaging and completely free of grammatical or spelling errors.  Additional critical skills include the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks while working under deadlines, and proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Organizational skills are necessary to manage a high volume of emails, documents, event information, and contacts.  

Compensation: 

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

How to apply:

Now accepting applicants for all internships. Interns are needed for the following time periods.

  •  Fall 2014: September 2014 to December 2014
  • Winter 2014: December 2014 to September 2015
  • Summer 2015: May 2015 to September 2015
  • Year-Long*: September 2014 to September 2015

  *limited space available, please inquire as to the availability of this prestigious internship.

Start dates and durations are negotiable.  Please send a cover letter, resume with GPA details, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at: cherylosimo@comcast.net. Contact 508-246-3047 for any questions.

 To learn more about our non-profit and sister organization, visit www.mbcc.org and www.silentspring.org

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