House Party Development Intern/Volunteer

Breast Cancer Action is seeking a motivated and talented individual to work in collaboration with program staff to develop and enhance Breast Cancer Action’s house party/study group kits. Intern will be involved in outreach, material development, program evaluation and creating systems to improve the program.

Organization: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is a national breast cancer education and advocacy organization. We carry the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to address and end the epidemic. BCAction is committed to taking meaningful action to meet the needs of women living with breast cancer and to stop breast cancer before it starts. We work to:

  • Address and eliminate the social inequities women of color and low income women face in breast cancer diagnoses, treatments, and mortality rates.
  • Advocate for more effective and less toxic breast cancer treatments for all breast cancers.
  • Decrease involuntary environmental exposures that put people at risk for breast cancer.

An internship/volunteer position with BCAction provides the opportunity to learn more about the politics of breast cancer and to take part in grassroots women’s health and environmental activism. Interns/Volunteers will work at BCAction’s national office in downtown San Francisco. Interns/Volunteers participate in the day-to-day operations of the organization and are supervised by a program staff member who helps design and oversee intern/volunteer projects.

Tasks: The House Party Development Intern/Volunteer, in collaboration with program staff, will:

  • Develop outreach materials to interested study group leaders throughout the country
  • Compile and mail house party/study group packets 
  • Draft and update packet materials
  • Follow-up with group leaders with thank yous and evaluation
  • Provide on-going communication with group leaders
  • Other duties as necessary

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong writing skills along with proofreading and editing
  • Interest in breast cancer and social justice
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Fluency in another language other than English

Interns/Volunteers Will Have the Opportunity to:

  • Develop communication skills
  • Develop outreach and study group materials
  • Be a part of a vibrant office with dedicated, passionate non-profit staff members
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the breast cancer epidemic through a social justice lens
  • Gain professional development skills

Internship/Volunteer position dates: June – Sept 2012
Pay: This is an unpaid position. School credit may be available to current students.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualification for this position, along with your resume to Program Associate of Education and Mobilization Sahru Keiser at skeiser@bcaction.org.