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Regional Media Advocacy Fall Intern 2019

Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Internship

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.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • 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.
Educational Background: 
Candidates must be at least a college sophomore, preferably with a major in communications/public relations, journalism, public relations, political science or a related field.  
Skills/Experience: 
  • 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.

Job Function: 

Organization Info

American Cancer Society

Overview
Headquarters: 
Atlanta, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1913
About Us
Mission: 

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

You can connect with us through LinkedIn groups: American Cancer Society Supporter, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, or American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 13 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Cancer Society
industry: 
Nonprofit