Job & Internship Opportunities

Events and Administrative Consultant

Executive Assistant and Events Consultant

Outreach & Communications Internship

Language Translator Internship

Graduate Internship

Videographer Internship

LGBTQ+ Dance Event Internship

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.

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.


Events and Administrative Consultant

This is primarily a part-time, telecommuting position during morning hours, Monday – Friday. Additionally, some in-state travel is required for occasional events and presentations. Applicants will be responsible for their own tax withholding, and must have a home office that meets minimum qualifications (computer, internet, telephone line). MBCC does not reimburse for office-related expenses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Online Communications & Public Relations

  • Manage and update online content including website content, eNewsletters via Constant Contact, and social media sites. This includes locating and summarizing relevant environmental health and breast cancer prevention news and journal articles.
  • Compose polished calendar listings and press releases for MBCC including special events and educational or advocacy campaigns.
  • Initiate contact with media outlets across the state via phone and email regarding the publication of MBCC materials including calendar listings, press releases, feature stories, op-ed articles, and more.
  • Provide support to Executive Director with drafting talking points for speaking engagements and media interviews, and outreach letters as needed.
  • Identify and complete applications for funding and sponsorship of MBCC’s programs and events.
  • Provide support for existing and new projects including drafting and/or proofing educational materials, maintaining professional stakeholder communications, managing a timeline of MBCC’s responsibilities in partnerships with sponsors.
  • Potential opportunity to create, plan, and implement new campaigns and community education projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.A. with 1-2 years of work experience or B.A. with 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of issues related to environmental health and breast cancer prevention
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under the pressure of strict deadlines
  • Public relations and marketing experience
  • Experienced with time management, meticulous and detail oriented, able to manage a large volume of email and phone messages
  • Participatory work style and ability to receive feedback
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel) is mandatory.
  • Experience with Constant Contact and social media outreach strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with WordPress is preferred.

SALARY: Competitive based on experience

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@mbcc.org. Please include “Program & Communications Coordinator Applicant” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.


Executive Assistant and Events Consultant

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.

As principal support staff for the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant and Events Consultant will perform skilled administrative services and provide high-level event planning and management support to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant and Events Consultant continually looks for ways to improve administrative operations and to promote MBCC’s mission, philosophy, and goals.

The Executive Assistant and Events Consultant will assist with building and promoting special events and projects for the organization. The Executive Assistant and Events Consultant will remotely support all aspects of MBCC’s fundraising events, including identifying and securing new event sponsors.

This position offers an attractive part-time schedule for working mothers or retired professionals: 15 hours a week total (Monday through Friday, 3 hours in the morning). Travel is minimal except for the occasional need to travel to storage unit (Yarmouth, MA) and on-site assistance required the day before and the day of major events. General office costs, phone, and travel expenses are not reimbursed for this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administrative

  • Provide communications support to the Executive Director: draft emails as dictated via phone, proof routine communications, write talking points for meetings and speaking engagements, manage the flow of emails, and more.
  • Facilitate the management and delegation of tasks to interns supporting special events.
  • Support the Executive Director as she manages and delegates tasks to the Against the Tide Head Chairwoman along with all committee members.

Special Event & Fundraising Support

  • Oversee the responsibilities of support staff, interns, and volunteers. Review and proof all materials from interns.
  • Support Event Logistics in the transportation of materials from the MBCC storage unit in Yarmouth, MA to Events throughout Massachusetts.
  • Along with the Program and Development Director, support social media for Special Events.
  • Assist with new and ongoing outreach efforts to generate new event participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors via email, phone, Race Roster software, and social media.
  • Manage and maintain multiple organization databases, ensure accurate information and oversee recordkeeping for outreach activities.
  • Draft and proof official event invitations, thank you notes, and other routine communications for event participants, sponsors, and volunteers.
  • Ensure the publication of special event calendar listings and press releases in local media outlets.
  • Coordinate Meetup group outreach with specialized communications.
  • Work with the Executive Director to support volunteer coordination and oversee volunteer activities for events.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Working knowledge of office practices and procedures and ability to perform a variety of administrative assignments requiring independent thinking and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including editing and proofreading, are mandatory.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of strict deadlines.
  • Participatory work style and ability to receive feedback.
  • Experienced with time management, meticulous and detail-oriented, able to manage a large volume of email and phone messages.
  • Strong computer skills utilizing Zoom, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and an in-depth understanding of social media required. Experience with Dropbox, WordPress, and Constant Contact.
  • Strong organization skills and critical thinking techniques to attain success.
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.

Application Requirements:

HOW TO APPLY: Please send the following to Cheryl Osimo at info@mbcc.org with the subject line “Application for Executive Assistant and Events Consultant”. Consideration will not be given to anyone who does not include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Upon request you will be required to supply the following:

  • 2 references
  • 2 short writing samples

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 MBCC’s Event Coordinator.

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 the 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 info@mbcc.org. 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 the successful completion of translation materials. The amount of work flexibility is substantial with no travel required. Interns will be in frequent communication 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 info@mbcc.org. Please use “MBCC Let’s Talk Prevention Translation Internship” in the subject line of your email.


MBCC Programs Outreach and Communications Graduate 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 graduate student 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:

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
MBCC PFAS Campaign:
  • Monitor pending legislation on PFAS in food packaging and develop communication strategies to inform and mobilize MBCC supporters
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
  • Develop communications strategies to drive awareness of community education materials available on the MBCC website
Website Content Support:
  • 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
  • Draft blog posts and other content as needed
  • 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, Excel, and Powerpoint.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at info@mbcc.org. Please use “MBCC Programs Outreach & Communications Internship” in the subject line of your message.


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 info@mbcc.org. Please use “MBCC Videographer Internship” in the subject line of your email. Contact 508-246-3047 for any questions.


LGBTQ+ Dance 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. Our fundraising events and educational outreach allow us to continue to work towards this goal. 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 internet will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interns must commit to at least 15-20 morning hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

1. Media & Communication:

  • Writing, proofing and distributing press releases, calendar listings, letters, and event posters to news media outlets, including print and online newspaper, radio, television, magazines, websites, college groups/media. This includes finding up-to-date contact information for these connections.
  • 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.
  • Regularly communicate and present project progress with the team.

2. Marketing & Outreach:

  • Initiating contact with local community businesses and individuals to encourage community sponsorship and individual or team event participation.
  • Assisting with social media event promotion campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

3. Administrative:

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

Qualifications: College and Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Microsoft Office required
  • Detail-oriented, organized, able to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media outlets. Prior experience with social media campaigns is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Cheryl Osimo at info@mbcc.org. Start dates and durations are negotiable.


Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.