Overview

Breast Cancer Action is currently seeking a Communications and Graphic Design Intern to support our team during the Summer of 2022.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, see instructions below.

Communications and Graphic Design Intern

Breast Cancer Action is not your typical breast cancer organization. Our passionate, talented, tireless team and our engaged grassroots membership are our strength. Since our founding in 1990, we have had an outsized impact because of the power of people coming together. We are seeking interns to contribute to and learn about our work.

Breast Cancer Action is known as the watchdog for the breast cancer movement. We work for system change that addresses the root causes of the breast cancer epidemic. Radical and compassionate, we never shy away from the hard truths. We tell it like it is and refuse to blame patients for their breast cancer diagnosis because:

  • More than a quarter million women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year;
  • Black women are 40% more likely to die from the disease and people of color fare worse after a diagnosis;
  • Involuntary chemical exposures throughout our lives are linked to increased risk of breast cancer and 90% of breast cancers are not linked to family history or genetic mutations;
  • Corporations boost sales with pink ribbon products for awareness, yet fail to take steps to ensure their products don’t increase the risk of breast cancer;
  • Pink ribbon culture shifts the burden to patients’ attitude and behavior by insisting we “stay positive” and “fight like a girl.”

Breast Cancer Action is fiercely independent and refuses corporate funding from any company that profits from or contributes to breast cancer, which means we can do the work that other breast cancer organizations don’t.

We are an ambitious organization and successful team members bring big, bold ideas, as well as a relentless determination to get the actual work done. We value diversity and each member of our team brings their own diverse lived experiences, along with the depth of their professional expertise, to inform and enrich our work together. Our work is deeply collaborative and driven by our organizational values.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for a multitalented communicator who is both a prolific writer and an emerging graphic designer. Our ideal candidate is passionate about health justice and is excited to learn about the day-to-day communications and digital operations of a national non-profit organization.

Breast Cancer Action is accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, who are eager to bring their talents to support our work. In return, Breast Cancer Action will provide opportunities to learn about member outreach and engagement, digital organizing, the politics of breast cancer, and grassroots health activism.

COMPENSATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

We are a small grassroots organization, and based on resources and funding available we are able to offer a modest stipend of $750, to be paid at the conclusion of the internship. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue further depending on mutual interest and satisfactory performance.

The Communications and Graphic Design Intern will report to the Communications Manager and will work closely with the Program team. Tasks may include:

  • Drafting copy for materials including: webpages, blog posts, eAlerts, and social media.
  • Copyediting and proofreading materials as requested
  • Creating share graphics for social media with an emphasis on Instagram
  • Designing images for eAlerts, webpages, and advocacy platform with featured images for events and campaigns
  • Providing design work for collateral for the Development Department, including postcards, invitations, and webpage elements
  • Designing logos for events and campaigns
  • Creating video and animated content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Assisting with website management and content updates
  • Pulling and interpreting analytics on social media and email marketing performance
  • Assisting staff with the planning and evaluation of communication activities
  • Analyzing the online media and print media landscape to determine which outlets to strategically connect with and assisting with media monitoring efforts
  • Attending staff meetings and webinars as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in health justice, social justice, and/or women’s health
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube)
  • Familiarity with basic InDesign, photo editing software, and Canva a plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Salesforce a plus

We’re currently seeking summer interns, May – August 2022 (dates flexible). To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to info@bcaction.org using the subject line “Communications and Graphic Design Intern.” Please include a writing sample (no longer than 4 pages). No phone calls please. People of color, gender and sexual minorities, and people with a personal experience with cancer are strongly encouraged to apply.

Breast Cancer Action is committed to equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status as provided by law.