The Research and Training Institute (RTI) at the Cancer Support Community is seeking an Outreach Intern for the fall semester. The roles and responsibilities are described below. The Research and Training Institute (RTI) is a research center dedicated to psychosocial and behavioral cancer research and training. Our goal is to assure that patient and caregiver voices are heard by bringing scientific rigor and evidence-based research together with innovative approaches to collecting, evaluating and disseminating our findings. Current staff composition includes doctoral-level social scientists (including the Executive Director, Senior Director, and Director of Research), as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s-level social scientists and public health researchers. Current RTI projects include the Cancer Experience Registry (an ongoing online survey examining the psychosocial and emotional impact of cancer on social life, work, stress, physical functioning, and other domains), evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of distress screening for cancer patients and cancer care, evaluation of hope and values important to people impacted by cancer, and caregiver research. Under the supervision of the Research Manager, the Outreach Intern will work closely with the RTI’s Executive Director and the Research Directors to facilitate RTI’s outreach strategy. This will include assisting with developing tactics for recruiting participants for the Cancer Experience Registry (CER), a web-based survey examining the psychosocial impact of cancer. Outreach efforts will also focus on promoting the CER and other RTI projects to outside entities such as advocacy groups, local community organizations, and CSC affiliates. The Outreach Intern may also assist with identifying potential research participants and attending local events that could help with outreach efforts, developing materials for outreach and recruitment purposes, and helping with website design and planning.
Contribute to the development of outreach strategy and related materials.
Explore creative ways to increase the RTI’s and the CER’s visibility.
Identify and research potential target audiences and outreach partners.
Track and analyze results of outreach efforts.
Assist with social media and website content generation.
Assist with the creation of the RTI’s newsletter.
Assist with writing and editing RTI blog posts.
Support relationships with partners and CSC departments.
Assist with special projects as needed.
Provide administrative support as needed.
Other tasks as needed.
Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or recent graduates, or master’s degree in public health, communications, or public affairs.
Outstanding internet research and computer skills, including understanding of social media, marketing tools (Mailchimp, Canva, Photoshop, etc.), and Microsoft Office suite.
Excellent written and oral communication, with strong editing and proof-reading abilities.
Willingness to attend events in the PA, NJ, and DE areas.
Strong organization and time management skills.
Interest in non-profit communications and outreach.
ABOUT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY As the largest professionally-led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The CSC Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC engages in patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. The Cancer Support Community is an equal employment opportunity employer.