Global Advocacy Summer Intern 2017

American Cancer Society
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 04

Position description

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.: The global advocacy intern will assist the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) Federal Relations and Strategic Alliances team advocate for increased attention and resources for cancer on the global health agenda, especially efforts related to ending global cervical cancer deaths.

• Research U.S.-based stakeholders engaged in the global health and cervical cancer space, including USG executive branch agencies (e.g. USAID, CDC, NCI), foreign embassies, international organizations, associations and NGOs, and USAID implementing partners)

• Assist with researching the burden and impact of cancer and other NCDs on global health, particularly in low- and middle-income countries

• Assist with researching the interrelationships between cervical cancer, other cancers and cancer risk factors and USG existing health programs and priorities such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and maternal and child health

• Assist with drafting talking points, letters and briefing documents advocating for global cancer control, especially control of cervical cancer• Assist with planning and executing events such as foreign embassy and congressional briefings

• Attend and report on relevant global heath briefings and meetings in Washington, DC

• Collaborate as appropriate with other ACS CAN departments and with the Global Cancer Control team of ACS


Candidates must be at least a college sophomore, preferably majoring in a relevant area such as public health, international relations, public policy, political science or a related field. Candidates must also have strong oral, written and computer skills, be a team player, handle multiple projects effectively, and have an interest in global cancer control and advocacy.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/semesteroNote: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.

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