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20 Years of Breast Cancer Prevention
Our 20th Anniversary

Honoring 20 years of the Breast Cancer Fund and our mission to prevent the disease.

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Jobs at the Breast Cancer Fund

We currently have the following positions open at the Breast Cancer Fund:

We're always looking for volunteers in our San Francisco office and at outreach and fundraising events nationwide.

Organization Description

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


Communications Intern

Internship Description

The Breast Cancer Fund’s communications department handles media relations, marketing, branding, messaging and all on- and offline communications for the organization. We are seeking a highly motivated, college- or graduate-level Communications Intern (unpaid) to work with our team for 8-10 hours a week, for a minimum of three months. The communications intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of projects, depending upon the prospective intern’s interests and the organization’s needs.

Responsibilities:

1) Work with the communications team to implement content strategies for email marketing, social media channels and website.
2) Assist with science translation efforts; think creatively to “de-wonkify” complex scientific information for a lay audience.
3) Develop compelling visual graphics for social media channels and website.
4) Do outreach and assist with marketing of events and campaigns.
5) Research environmental health topics on an as-needed basis.

Other opportunities can be developed based upon the interests and strengths of qualified applicants.

Desired Qualifications

• Excellent communication and organizational skills;
• Exceptional ability to handle multiple tasks while demonstrating attention to detail;
• Experience in graphic design, video editing or multimedia storytelling a plus.

To Apply

Send a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position, a resume and relevant work samples to edo@breastcancerfund.org


Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Intern

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a national coalition launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment by securing the necessary reforms to eliminate from cosmetics and personal care products chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm and other adverse health impacts. The Campaign’s work is multi-layered and innovative, effectively weaving together public education, organizing, market-based and legislative strategies to engage the public, move cosmetics companies toward safer production, and secure stricter regulation of the industry. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is coordinated by the Breast Cancer Fund, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We are seeking an intern at our San Francisco office. Interns have the opportunity to work on cutting edge environmental health campaigns and gain valuable experience working in a fast-paced environment. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics intern will have the opportunity to work on a number of projects, depending on the intern’s interests and availability, as well as the organization’s needs. We are looking for interns with diverse experience and skills, including grassroots activism, public health, environmental health, campaigning, public policy, and politics. Projects will be related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Conducting strategic research on cosmetics manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other members of the personal care products industry.
  • Implementing strategies and tactics to support corporate campaigns, grassroots organizing, and public education related to campaign goals.
  • Supporting legislative advocacy through research and direct advocacy.
  • Engaging and educating the public, including use of social media platforms, tabling at events, distributing materials, giving presentations, in order to raise awareness about cosmetics safety concerns and grow the campaign’s supporter base.
  • Performing other administrative duties as needed.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline. Master’s students and individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are welcome to apply.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently, self-direct, and collaborate with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining high standards of work.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Mature, poised, and respectful.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications, online research, and social media platforms.
  • Interest in public and environmental health, policy advocacy, campaigning and/or organizing.

Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of breast cancer, public health, public policy, environmental health, toxics reduction issues, women’s health, campaigning and/or organizing.
  • Experience with advocacy or corporate campaigning.
  • Experience with organizing and outreach.
  • Knowledge of and interest in cosmetics, personal care products, and non-toxic products.
  • Fluency in another language (Spanish preferred).

Terms

  • Salary: Unpaid.
  • Location: San Francisco office
  • Hours: Negotiable. Hours dependent on assigned projects and can be set according to the intern's needs. We prefer a commitment of at least 12-16 hours/week for six weeks. Please include available hours and start date in your application.
  • Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.

To Apply
Please submit a current resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Sara Schmidt at sschmidt@breastcancerfund.org. Please put “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Intern” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. No calls, please.


Program and Policy Intern

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 growing body of scientific evidence and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk. We demand necessary, science-based changes in policy and legislation so that we may all live without fear of losing our lives because of what we’ve eaten, touched or breathed. The Program and Policy Department is seeking an intern to support our work on market-based campaigns, policy advocacy, and public outreach and education. Interns will work with the Breast Cancer Fund’s program and policy team on a number of projects, depending on the intern’s interest and availability, as well as the organization’s needs. We are looking for interns with diverse experience and skills, including grassroots activism, public health, environmental health, campaigning, public policy, and politics. Projects will be related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate Campaigning – Assist with our efforts to move consumer products manufacturers toward safer production by working with our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer campaigns.
  • Outreach & Engagement – Assist with reaching out to key audiences, engaging volunteers in our work, engaging with partner organizations, and grassroots organizing.
  • Public Policy – Assist with reviewing and drafting letters and fact sheets regarding state and federal legislation as well as current policies related to breast cancer prevention.
  • Administrative – Help with administrative and other supportive tasks as needed, including event planning support.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline. Master’s students and individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are welcome to apply.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently, self-direct, and collaborate with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining high standards of work.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Mature, poised, and respectful.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications, online research, and social media platforms.
  • Interest in public and environmental health, policy advocacy, campaigning and/or organizing.

Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of breast cancer, public health, public policy, environmental health, toxics reduction issues, women’s health, campaigning and/or organizing.
  • Fluency in another language (Spanish preferred).

Terms

  • Salary: Unpaid.
  • Location: San Francisco office
  • Hours: Negotiable. Hours dependent on assigned projects and can be set according to the intern's needs. We prefer a commitment of at least 12-16 hours/week for six weeks. Please include available hours and start date in your application.
  • Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.

To Apply Please submit a current resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Sara Schmidt at sschmidt@breastcancerfund.org. Please put “Program and Policy Intern” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. No calls, please.


Science Education Intern

The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects, interfacing with both the science and program and policy departments. 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.

Responsibilities
The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects. 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 position reports to the Science and Education Manager.

The science intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of projects, depending upon the prospective intern’s interests and the organization’s needs.
1. Research and write entries for our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics “Chemicals of Concern
2. Contribute research and content to scientific reports on breast cancer, environment, and occupation.
3. Logistical support and research on environmental health in medicine (nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, family medicine, etc.)
4. Organization of journal articles and sources

Other opportunities can be developed based upon 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.

Qualifications
• 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.
• Interest in environmental public health, women's health, breast cancer research, especially prevention
• Strong research and writing skills
• Familiarity with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint
• Attention to detail
• Creativity, ingenuity
• Highly motivated

Terms
Salary: Unpaid
Hours: Negotiable. 16-40 hours/week; 8-16 weeks (200 hours minimum, exact dates and schedule are negotiable during normal business hours).
Classification: Internship
Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.

To Apply
Email your resume and cover letter to cengel@breastcancerfund.org, subject line “science education intern.” Priority for summer 2015 will be given to applications received by Tuesday, April 1. Applications for fall, winter and spring are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as they are received.
 

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