Position Overview:

Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) is seeking an intern to be a part of our fast-paced public affairs team during the summer of 2024.

Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) is accelerating innovation and delivering new therapies to patients quickly and safely by serving as a bridge to empower scientists, developers, advocacy groups, policymakers, and patients.

We believe that through scientific collaboration we can initiate meaningful policy and create solutions for anyone impacted by cancer.

The Public Affairs team is seeking an intern ready to support its communications, marketing, public affairs, and advocacy work. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can collaborate effectively within a small but nimble organization.

Although not required, the ideal candidate will have experience around overall duties, which may include:

  • Editing and/or drafting public-facing communications (press releases, website updates, blog posts)
  • Assisting on social media campaigns and social listening
  • Media monitoring
  • Congressional tracking, issue reports, hearing monitoring
  • Event logistics

This is a great opportunity for a creative, dynamic, and motivated undergraduate student to learn how a growing non-profit organization functions and gain valuable experience in aspects of health and science policy research, cancer advocacy, and federal government relations.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@focr.org with “Undergraduate Internship 2024” in the title.

This position will receive a competitive stipend.

How To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@focr.org with with "Undergraduate Internship 2024" in the title.

Reports To:

Manager(s), Public Affairs



Job Category:



Washington, DC