Jobs at the Breast Cancer Fund
We're always looking for volunteers in our San Francisco office and at outreach and fundraising events nationwide.
The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate the science on the environmental causes of breast cancer into action that gives people practical tools to reduce their risk, and empowers them to raise their voices to create change so that our children, grandchildren and planet can thrive. Learn more at www.breastcancerfund.org.
The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization working to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments. We translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education, market and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk. We help transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation, with the goal of preventing breast cancer. Learn more at www.breastcancerfund.org.
The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects, interfacing with both the Science department and Program and Policy department. Our science education activities translate scientific information for a lay audience and explain its implications for individuals, communities, market-based activities and public policy. This positions reports to the Science and Education Manager.
The science intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of projects, depending on the prospective intern's interests and the organization's needs. Intern projects may include:
- Research and writing for the Breast Cancer Fund's pivotal State of the Evidence report. Tasks may include science and policy research for position papers, fact sheets and science translation.
- Support our outreach and education efforts, including scoping prospective tabling and speaking opportunities, tabling at local events and research on the interests of specific audiences.
- Research on alternatives to chemicals of concern in food packaging and personal care products.
- Assisting with interactive web discussions and virtual study groups on science-related issues.
Other opportunities can be developed based on the interests of qualified applicants. These can include contributions to our market-based and policy advocacy efforts, research for online advocacy activities, and content development for social media, blogs and more.
- Master’s student in a related discipline (social science, public policy, public health, environmental studies) or Junior or Senior in college (in a relevant major). Individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are also welcome to apply.
- Strong research and writing skills
- Familiarity with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint
- Attention to detail
- Creativity, ingenuity
- Highly motivated
Hours: Negotiable. We prefer at least 16 hours/week for six weeks. Hours can be set according to the intern's needs, within normal business hours.
Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.
Email your resume and cover letter/email message to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “science education intern.” Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as they are received.
It is a priority to the Breast Cancer Fund to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. The Breast Cancer Fund strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law.