The Breast Cancer Fund

Duration: 30-40 hours/week; May to August (exact dates and hours are negotiable during normal business hours,  and must total at least 240 hours)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Position Title: Science Education Intern

Housing: Housing will not be provided. Students are responsible for finding their own housing.

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Description & Responsibilities:

The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects, interfacing with both the Science department and Program and Policy department. 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 positions reports to the Science and Education Manager

The science intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of projects, depending upon the prospective intern’s interests and the organization’s needs. Intern projects may include:

1. Assisting with interactive web discussions and virtual study groups related to breast cancer and the environment. The Science Education Intern will support our virtual study group on post-diagnosis survival and breast cancer including sessions held in June and July. In July and August, the intern will help compile findings from the study group and conduct research and writing for a major report on factors that affect breast cancer survival, such as exposures to chemicals and radiation, diet and physical activity, and race, economic resources and subtypes of breast cancer.
2. Research and writing for ongoing updates to the Clear Science section of our website:
3. Drafting blog entries on cutting edge research and tips to prevent breast cancer.
4. Other opportunities can be developed based upon the interests of qualified applicants. These can include contributions to our market-based and policy advocacy efforts, research for online advocacy activities, and content development for social media, blogs and more.

•    Sophomore or Junior in college (in a relevant major – environmental studies, politics, women and gender studies, sociology, anthropology, nonprofit studies, pre-health, sustainability studies, culture health and science, history of science/science and technology studies, biological sciences)
•    Strong research and writing skills
•    Familiarity with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Attention to detail
•    Creativity, ingenuity
•    Highly motivated

Funding: $3000
Available through the Miller Worley Center dispensed through the MHC UAF System.

To Apply
Students must apply to this position through Lyon Net by midnight March 8.  Students must submit a cover letter describing their interests, experiences, and how this internship fits their career interest, a resume and letter of reference/reccomendation. These documents can be uploaded to Lyon Net or emailed to

About the Organization
The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization working to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments. We translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education, market and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk. We help transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation, with the goal of preventing breast cancer