Communication Intern Opportunities

Role Description

Founded in 2017 by patients with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), the Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA) strives to raise awareness about the troubling characteristics of this disease that represents 15% of all breast cancer diagnoses and the fact that much more research is needed to find better methods for detecting and treating this breast disease.

LBCA engages patients, clinicians, and researchers to increase knowledge of lobular breast disease and promote lobular breast cancer research. Working with the guidance of an international, expert scientific advisory board of breast cancer researchers and clinicians, and through growing collaborations with other breast cancer advocacy organizations in the US and internationally, LBCA is the only organization in the US dedicated to educating about the disease and promoting more ILC research.

LBCA provides a platform for ILC research, maintains a library of current lILC studies, and identifies clinical trials and research advocacy opportunities with a focus on lobular breast cancer. LBCA welcomes and has relied predominantly on individual gifts to support its mission.

We are always interested in communication interns. This is a unique opportunity to help implement a strategic communication plan for a non-profit organization. The intern will work side-by-side with the communications director. This is an unpaid, remote position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing content for use across communication channels including website, social media, and e-newsletters. Content may include patient stories, research summaries, and advocacy updates
  • Updating newly relaunched website
  • Creating new LBCA materials and updating current materials
  • Assisting in graphic design and video efforts. This includes video editing.
  • Media and organization outreach. This includes developing contact lists.
  • Tracking content performance using data analytics
  • Fundraising/marketing collaborations
  • Potential opportunity to assist with virtual events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least three years of coursework at college or university level in Health Communications, Communications, English, or another comparable degree. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work virtually and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite. Some experience with digital media tools such as Adobe, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Canva, Google Analytics. Knowledge of WordPress a plus.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the mission of the Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance, and cancer in general, is a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to

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