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Intern West Region Cancer Control - Unpaid

Job ID 10748229 Location Seattle, Washington Position Type Intern

Position Description:
Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

Under the direction of the Regional Senior Directors, Cancer Control, the intern will shadow and directly assist members of the West Region’s Cancer Control team. The focus of the internship will be to provide opportunities for the intern to learn about prevention and early detection content related to cancer control. The intern will support members of the team and learn how to approach implementing  the following activities: increasing access to care for patients and community; reducing disparities in cancer prevention and HPV vaccination uptake; increasing health care service delivery for medically-underserved populations; working with health systems to implement evidence-based interventions, and community outreach and coalition building to stakeholders, constituents, and health systems on behalf of the American Cancer Society(ACS).


1. State Health and Primary Care Systems
a. Learn about cancer prevention and early detection with underserved populations and best practices throughout the country, as well as local Colorectal Cancer screening and HPV vaccination rates.
b. Become familiar with state-based strategies to reach medically underserved populations.
c. Work on tasks surrounding various roundtable gatherings throughout region.

2. Hospital Systems
a. Learn about hospital functions and intersections of cancer control work within hospitals and integrated delivery systems.
b. Attend cancer center accreditation meetings with hospital systems staff.
c. Assist hospital system staff with comprehensive proposals for support and engagement.

3. Patient Navigation
a. Become familiar with Patient Navigation program and scope of work.
b. Learn about resources available to patients throughout the region.

4. Research Integration
a. Become familiar with ACS Research process and grantees throughout West Region.
b. Assist Research Liaison with tasks related to researcher engagement.

5. Mission Delivery
a. Increase access to services through program promotion.

6. Cancer Control Outreach
a. Learn about advocacy efforts to decrease health care disparities and inequalities including understanding the work of the ACS Cancer Action Network (ASC CAN).
b. Become familiar with HPV vaccination and Colorectal cancer screening resources and training materials.
c. Assist with identifying opportunities to engage constituents and stakeholders in the work of the Cancer Control team.

7. Other Responsibilities
a. Other duties as mutually agreed to by both student and supervisor(s).

Position Requirements:
1) Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s level program in a discipline related to community or population health such as public health, health administration, or social work.
2) Passion and interest in cancer prevention, early detection, quality of life for cancer patients & survivors, caregiver support, as well as health equity and underserved populations.
3) Ability to think critically and work independently with minimal supervision.
4) Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
5) Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
6) Knowledge of office software packages (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint).

This is a 10-week (400 hour), unpaid internship; Summer 2018

Intern is not an employee of ACS and is not eligible for employee benefits.  ACS has the right to terminate the internship if Intern is not meeting standards and/or deadlines.

All Interns Must meet the following requirements:

Full-time student, If you are an undergraduate student you  have completed your freshman year of college
Have a minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale);
Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester

Note: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.

The following information must be submitted upon application:

  • Resume

  • Two references from academic/professional sources addressing the student’s credentials based on the internship’s skill requirements  

  • Recent transcript attesting to their GPA and standing as a full-time student  

  • Unpaid interns must also provide documentation of the participation in a bona-fide college intern program under which their ACS internship either qualifies them to receive course credit OR fulfills a graduation/coursework requirement.

  • We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities.

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