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Now Hiring: Summer 2021 Volunteer 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

Mission: Cure seeks student interns to help with this important initiative. We are looking for hard workers and creative thinkers interested in curing disease, nonprofit management, improving healthcare, and innovative financing of social ventures.

Each intern will be responsible for one significant product for the organization and will also contribute to overall operations and strategy. Mission: Cure interns will participate in a program where they will learn from leaders in health innovation and innovative finance.

Potential Projects

  • Nonprofit management: Help implement best nonprofit management practices including Board meeting preparation and development/fundraising.
  • Cure strategy: Help advance specific scientific initiatives to develop effective therapies, such as collection of patient data and researching new therapeutic approaches.
  • Public policy: Track and provide input on relevant health policy and innovative financing developments; develop presentations for potential outcome payers and other stakeholders.
  • Content Design/Drafting for External Communication: Develop and draft engaging copy for targeted audiences (patients, medical practitioners, and other providers), including blogs, articles, case studies and stories, and research memos.
  • Care Model: Help design a patient-centered care model for chronic pancreatitis that combines an understanding of the medical ecosystem and the patient experience.
  • Provider Education: Conduct research and develop content for continuing medical education in collaboration with professional organizations of physicians.

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 initiatives.


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Strong writing/communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to gather and synthesize information quickly without losing sight of the big picture
  • Background or strong interest in health policy, curing disease and/or innovative financing
  • Familiarity with scientific research a plus
  • Flexibility and adaptability to seize new opportunities and manage shifting priorities as we respond to shifts in the field
  • 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
  • Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced environment

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 convenings 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