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

Internships are currently available for the 2014-2015 year for Special Events, Videography, Social Media, and Special Projects. Please review the descriptions, requirements, and details below for each internship. Please specifically review the length of the internship and submission details as details may vary from internship to internship.  Download the full list of 2014-2015 MBCC Internship Descriptions

Special Events Internship

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.

Social Media Internship

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 and Katy Spencer, MBCC Program and Development 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 a year-long internship. This is an unpaid internship with no reimbursement for travel expenses or cell phone costs. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Media & Communication:
    • Crafting, proofing, and distributing social media messaging in support of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition eNewsletters, events, and sponsors. This includes maintaining communication with event sponsors to follow up and provide additional information.
    • Ability to exemplify superior customer and client service.
    • Work closely with the Social Media Consultant to generate engaging and quality content for supporters.
    • Research and develop ways to improve engagement and site traffic.
  • Marketing & Outreach:
    • Assisting with social media event promotion campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and more.
    • Frequently contributing unique ideas for social media campaigns to drive participation, fundraising, and environmental health news.
  • Administrative:
    • Database building, management, and maintenance to ensure accurate and thorough records of progress in communications and marketing responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • College Junior or Senior. Graduate students will also be considered. Minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms
  • Detail-oriented, organized, the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Constant Contact, and other social media outlets.
  • Prior experience with designing social media campaigns is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Excel, Photoshop, and WordPress is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Enthusiasm, passion, and interest in breast cancer prevention desired.

Compensation:

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

How to apply:

Now accepting applicants for all internships. Start dates and durations are negotiable. Please send a cover letter, resume, references, Twitter handle, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at: cherylosimo@comcast.net. Contact 508-246-3047 for any questions.

Videographer Internship 

The unpaid 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 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 with no reimbursement for travel expenses or cell phone costs. 

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/SSI special 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: Now accepting applicants for all prospective Fall 2014, Spring 2015, or Academic Year 2014-2015 internships. Start dates and durations are negotiable.  Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at: cherylosimo@comcast.net. Contact 508-246-3047 for any questions.

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Internship 

We are currently looking for three separate 2014 translation internships: Cantonese translator, Korean translator, and Vietnamese Translator. To clarify, we are not specifically interested in multilingual interns fluent in all 3 languages, although if capable, we will accept your application for all 3 translation internship positions.

The unpaid Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Intern will assist in the translation of our single-page Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure informational sheet and double-page Let’s Talk Prevention brochure. The position will begin immediately and 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 with no reimbursement for travel expenses or cell phone costs. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Translation of the Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure informational sheet and Let’s Talk Prevention pamphlet.
  • 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)
  • Experience with and access to appropriate word document software (Microsoft Word preferred, but not required).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Written and spoken fluency in translation language of choice: Cantonese, Korean, or Vietnamese. 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

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

How to apply:  We are currently accepting applicants for 3 separate Let’s Talk Prevention Translation internships: Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese translators. Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and translation samples to Cheryl Osimo at: cherylosimo@comcast.net. Contact 508-246-3047 for any questions.

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