About Us

We’re Hiring

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Marketing and Communications Intern
  • Program and Policy Intern
  • Science Education Intern

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

Marketing and Communications Intern

In supporting the Marketing and Communications Department, this intern will help define and tell the story of the BCPP’s work to a wide variety of audiences both internal and external. This Intern will develop content across multiple channels and mediums to support our science-based publications, programs, development, media and partnership work.

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Who We Are
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities

  • Identify both local, state, and national influencers (journalists, experts, thought leaders, bloggers, social media influencers, key organizations) by harnessing tools such as Meltwater.
  • Implement content strategies for email marketing, social media channels and website.
  • Think creatively to distill complex scientific information for our target audience.
  • Research partnership opportunities with businesses and organizations.
  • Identify event opportunities for growth of business partnerships and strategic initiatives.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to think creatively and present information visually.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while demonstrating attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience in graphic design, video editing or multimedia storytelling a plus.
  • Photoshop, Adobe Suite, Excel, WordPress, or Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Interest in environmental, health, toxics, or women’s issues.
  • Strong grasp of writing conventions and copy editing.

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 Erika Wilhelm at erika@bcpp.org with subject line: “Communications Intern.” Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. No calls, please.

BCPP is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program and Policy Intern

The Program and Policy Intern will support our work on market-based campaigns, policy advocacy, and public outreach and education. We are looking for interns with diverse experience and skills, including grassroots activism, public health, environmental health, campaigning, public policy, and politics.

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Who We Are
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

What We Are Looking For

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 BCPP’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 sara@bcpp.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.

BCPP is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Science Education Intern

The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects related to breast cancer and the environment. Our science education activities translate scientific information for a lay audience and explain its implications for individuals, communities, market-based activities and public policy.

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Who We Are
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

Duration: 200 hours minimum (exact dates and schedule are negotiable during normal business hours; general range is 14-28 hours/week; 8-16 weeks.
Location: San Francisco, CA This is an unpaid internship, but we are happy to work with students to meet course or program requirements. We are able to provide transit passes and some meal reimbursement.

Description & Responsibilities:
The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects related to breast cancer and the environment. 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. Conduct research to write and update pages for our online Glossary of Exposures.
  2. Help implement an environmental health training for health care providers (nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, family medicine, etc.)
  3. Support logistics for a training related to women firefighters’ occupational health as it relates to exposures to toxic chemicals through their work.
  4. Support the launch of a virtual study group to explore environmental factors related to outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral or Master’s student or college Junior or Senior
  • Interest in environmental public health, women’s health or breast cancer research focused on prevention
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and presentation software
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity, ingenuity, motivation

To Apply
Email your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to Connie Engel at connie@bcpp.org, subject line “science education intern.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For summer 2017, priority will be given to application packets received by May 10, 2017.

BCPP is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Climb Against the Odds 2017

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