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Now Hiring: Summer 2021 Volunteer Communications Internship

By February 3, 2021No Comments

About Mission: Cure

Mission: Cure was founded in 2017 to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis, an extremely painful, degenerative and costly disease. Led by Megan Golden, a leader in innovative, outcome-based financing such as “Social Impact Bonds,” and Linda Martin, a veteran technology entrepreneur, Mission: Cure is pioneering a new funding model that creates new incentives for patient outcomes. Innovation in curing disease is even more needed in the post-COVID-19 world.

Job Description

Position Summary

This internship is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in applying communications skills and strategies to the world of public health, healthcare, and curing disease. As a young nonprofit organization, Mission: Cure offers a unique opportunity to gain insight on nonprofit development, growth, and operational functions. The intern(s) will work closely with the Communications and Programs Coordinator to develop, enhance, and put into practice communications and outreach strategies. Mission: Cure seeks hard workers and creative thinkers interested in healthcare policy, disease curing, communications, marketing, graphic design, and data analytics. While the intern(s) will be working alongside the Communications and Programs Coordinator, we offer a variety of projects for those interested in genetics, financing, and patient care models.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Communications and Patient Education Coordinator (CPEC) to draft, schedule, and post content on all social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Compile monthly social analytics reports and present information to Mission: Cure staff alongside CPEC
  • Work with CPEC to strengthen communications and outreach strategies
  • Aid in website overhaul and optimization
  • Draft articles and blog posts for the Mission: Cure website
  • Conduct research on paid advertising success
  • Conduct in-depth market research to improve website and social media content
  • Work on event-specific social media, newsletter, and website content to schedule in advance
  • Other administrative and research duties as needed

At the end of the internship, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, interns will participate in a major scientific conference in Pittsburgh, PA, where they will represent the organization and help advance scientific and operational initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience or interest in communications, health policy, curing disease, and nonprofit development
  • Familiarity with scientific research
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Familiarity with social media tools, database, desktop, and web publishing software a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work independently on a wide variety of tasks
  • Due to the virtual nature of our work, immediate and full-time access to a strong and reliable internet connection is required
  • Experience as a person or family member of someone living with chronic disease, rare disease, pancreatic disease welcome

Mission: Cure is committed to fostering a diverse patient and professional network. We welcome applicants regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability.

Hours Full-time, remote, with possibility of in-person convening if safe. Applicants outside the US must be available during US working hours.

Dates: May 31st – July 30, 2021

To Apply:  Email your resume, a cover letter describing your interest in Mission: Cure, and a writing sample to Sofia Garcia at sgarcia@mission-cure.org.

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