The media advocacy intern will assist the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) national media advocacy team with executing communications and media relations activities that support ACS CAN’s regional advocacy work.
- Research media outlets, reporters and bloggers.
- Assist with researching, drafting and copyediting press releases, email pitches, newsletter articles, talking points and other internal and external communications materials.
- Support senior manager in developing annual media advocacy in-person team meeting.
- Support senior manager in drafting materials for annual report on tobacco control funding as well as materials for the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout.
- Support work on ACS CAN’s electoral campaign Cancer Votes.
- Assist with the development of template media materials and toolkits to support regional media advocacy activity on federal and state priority campaign issues in local media markets.
- Provide support to the team’s social and online media efforts.
- Candidates must also have strong oral, written and computer skills, be a team player, handle multiple projects effectively, and have an interest in public policy and/or health care issues.
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.