Job & Internship Opportunities

Job & Internship 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.

 2015-2016 Internships

Internships are currently available for the 2015-2016 academic year for Outreach and Communications, Videography, 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 a description of the Internships below. 

2015-2016 MBCC Videographer Internship Description

2015 – 2016 MBCC Outreach & Communications Internship Description

2015-2016 MBCC Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Internship Description

2015- 2016 MBCC VIDEOGRAPHER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent environmental causes of breast cancer by advocating for research and public policy change, and by community education. 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.
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. 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/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 2015, Spring 2016, or Academic Year 2015-2016 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.

2015-2016 MBCC Outreach & Communications Internship

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (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 educational outreach allows 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, Executive 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. Travel is minimal except for on-site assistance required the day before and the day of major 2016 events:

  • Gay and Lesbian Dance in Brookline in January 2016
  • Against the Tide in Hopkinton in July 2016
  • Against the Tide in Brewster in August 2016

Responsibilities include:

1. Media & Communication:
· Proofing and distributing press releases and calendar listings to news media outlets including print and online newspaper, 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.

2. 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.

3. Administrative:
· Database building, management, and maintenance to ensure accurate and thorough records of progress in communications and marketing responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • Student Status: College and Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.3 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.
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and other social media outlets. 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: MBCC is now accepting applicants for all internships to plan and orchestrate our two premiere Against the Tide events. Interns are needed for the following time periods:

  • Fall 2015 through January 2016 (Fall Semester Internship)
  • January 2016 through May 2016 (Spring Semester Internship)
  • May 2016 through end of August 2016 (Summer Internship)
  • Fall 2015 through Fall 2016 (Full Year Internship)

Start dates and durations are negotiable.

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.

To learn more about MBCC and our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, please visit www.mbcc.org and www.silentspring.org. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MBCC LET’S TALK PREVENTION TRANSLATION 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.

We are currently looking for four separate 2015/2016 translation interns to support the following languages: French Creole, Cape Verdean, Vietnamese, and Korean. To clarify, we are not specifically interested in multilingual interns fluent in all 4 languages, although if you are capable of translating in one or more of the previously mentioned languages, we will accept your application for the respective 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.

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)
  • 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
  • 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:  We are currently accepting applicants for 4 separate Let’s Talk Prevention Translation internships: French Creole, Cape Verdean, Vietnamese, and Korean 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.

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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