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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Digital Advocacy Coordinator
  • Marketing and Communications Intern
  • Program and Policy Intern
  • Science Education Intern

We always welcome volunteers remotely, 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, etc) 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.

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: VIRTUAL
  • 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 resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Emily Reuman at emily@bcpp.org subject line: “Marketing & 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 corporate accountability campaigns, state and federal legislative advocacy, and public outreach and education. We are looking for interns with diverse experience, issue expertise and skills including public health, women’s health, environmental health, grassroots activism, digital advocacy, corporate campaigning, 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.

Responsibilities 

The Program and Policy Department seeks an intern to support our work on corporate accountability campaigns, state and federal legislative advocacy, and public outreach and education. Interns will work with BCPP’s Program and Policy team on projects depending on the intern’s interest, as well as the organization’s needs. Projects will be related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate Campaigns – Assist with our advocacy efforts to increase consumer demand for safer products and move industries toward safer production by working with our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer campaigns.
  • Outreach & Engagement – Assist with outreach to key audiences by engaging volunteers and partner organizations in our work with grassroots and online organizing.
  • Public Policy – Review and draft letters and fact sheets on state and federal legislation. Also, research current policies related to breast cancer prevention.
  • Administrative – Administrative and other supportive tasks as needed, including event planning support.

Desired qualifications and skills:

  • College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline. Masters students and individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are welcome to apply.
  • Strong research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, self-direct, and collaborate with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining a high standard of work.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Mature, poised, and respectful.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications, online research, and social media platforms.

Additional qualifications and skills: 

  • Knowledge or interest in breast cancer, environmental and public health, public policy, advocacy, toxics, women’s health, corporate campaigning and/or organizing.
  • Fluency in another language a plus (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 24 – 32 hours/week for eight 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

Submit your current resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Kathryn Bache at HR@bcpp.org. Put “Program and Policy Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and are accepted on an ongoing basis. No calls, please.

BCPP maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity.

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: Remote. This is an unpaid internship, but we are happy to work with students to meet course or program requirements.

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 Director of Science.

The science intern will have the opportunity to contribute to several projects depending upon the intern’s interests and the organization’s needs.

1. Paths to Prevention: The California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan

BCPP created this first-ever, comprehensive statewide primary prevention plan for breast cancer with a strong science foundation and input from stakeholders including academics, government regulators, non-profits, and impacted communities. As we shift into the implementation phase of this agenda to reduce breast cancer risk factors, we will produce collateral and pull outs of the 23 factors of potential relevance for breast cancer risk for a variety of audiences, designing and implementing presentation materials and presenting the plan to various stakeholders.

This will be the main project (about 70% of their time) for the intern’s work on through 2021. Activities will include:

  • Assist in the production of tailored informational factsheets on aspects of the Plan for specific audiences.
  • Helping translate the plan for different audiences including communities, legislators, and health care professionals.
  • Assisting with the first implementation projects – including assisting with applications for grants and funding to implement the Plan.

2. Contribute to research on chemicals of concern in personal care, cleaning products, cookware and fragrance especially as they affect communities of color and disproportionately exposed groups.

3. Write educational blogs, fact sheets, and research briefs for web and social media. These will cover aspects of ingredient disclosure, occupation, and overarching themes in environmental health.

4. Helping develop a new slide presentation of the science of Breast Cancer and the Environment for a lay audience – including exposures of concern and how they can be avoided.

Qualifications

  • Graduate student or Undergraduate 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 Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD, subject line “science education intern.” 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and are accepted on an ongoing basis.

BCPP maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity.

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