Colorectal Cancer Prevention Internship:

Does understanding the intricate world of public health and cancer prevention excite you? The Colon Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the fight against colorectal cancer.

If so, this opportunity is just for you.

This intern will review new colorectal cancer (CRC) research studies, attend CRC virtual conferences and update our digital platform and web articles to reflect the latest research on cancer prevention, including diet, exercise, and other health habits as well as avoiding dangerous exposures.

Must proactively research current public health issues in the CRC prevention space, succinctly articulate health research and policy to a variety of audiences and critically assess differing perspectives on health issues. Must critically and objectively analyze research regarding drugs, diagnostics and medical devices – all reflective of a patient’s journey through the continuum of care.

Through these internship opportunities, you will learn first-hand about public health and cancer prevention gaining hands-on experience in several possible areas, including communications/media relations, and constituent engagement.

We are a non-profit that makes a difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands who are diagnosed with, and live with, CRC. We work closely with the media to get our message out to the public. We connect with policy makers and decision makers on a national level to change public policy. We also work with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate–funded information to the public about timely issues that matter to clinicians and patients such as diet and exercise, family history, genetic syndromes, and CRC of unknown cause.

Our interns become part of our team by working on various projects such as:

  • Helping gather information from newspaper and journal articles, from reliable websites and by reaching out to researchers and other experts.
  • Writing, co-authoring or editing fact sheets, briefing materials, executive summaries, reports, blogs, grant proposals, and white papers.
  • Researching and analyzing data, reviewing and critiquing research studies, and helping gather information for professional meetings and policy forums.
  • Coordinating with our social media intern to maximize on opportunities to raise awareness about our activities and programs among reporters and the public.
  • Gather and share strategic information about key events and learnings in the global health and international development sector by attending webinars.
  • Performing outreach to college campuses, students, and other young adults.
  • Actively participate in global team meetings by listening, taking notes, and offering input.


Essential Qualifications

Currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree program.

Desirable Qualifications

Educational background in global health, public health, data analytics, computer science, information management, international affairs, business, economics, and/or statistics.

Experience & Skills

Coursework and previous internships will be considered, no formal experience required.

Personal Qualities

  • Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills to collaborate with multiple teams
  • Self-motivated, with a positive can-do, get it done attitude
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and plan work to meet deadlines
  • Be solutions focused
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task

Behavioral Competencies

  • Results orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Building relationships
  • Client orientated
  • Ability to work effectively both on a team and independently


Available to work at a minimum of 20 hours per week as a remote position.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to