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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
20 Overland Street
DescriptionSince its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research.
The communications department at Dana-Farber fulfills many of the functions of a full-service, in-house communications agency. With numerous awards for our work from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications, Publicity Club of New England, and Women in Communications, our goal is to use our combined expertise to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s fight against cancer by building awareness and support for DFCI’s life-saving mission, helping employees work more effectively, enhancing communication with patients and families, and providing marketing and communications services for the Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
As an intern in DFCI Communications, you have the opportunity to be a part of one of the most active Communications Departments in the area.
OUR TEAM’S SPECIALTIES
Editorial and Creative Services: produces magazines, the staff newspaper, and a wide variety of collateral materials, including design, photography and videos, for internal and external audiences.
Interactive Communications: is responsible for the Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund Web sites, as well as the DFCI Online intranet.
Marketing Communications: develops and implements communication strategies to help Dana-Farber reach its market share goals by promoting clinical excellence and research innovations to physicians, payors and consumers. Provides targeted, strategic communications outreach and support to specific practice areas to build program awareness and clinical patient volume.
Media Relations: reaches out to journalists to explain Dana-Farber’s leadership role in research, compassionate care and education to the outside world.
ResponsibilitiesEditorial Internship • Write news and feature stories • Cover events • Write, edit, proofread and manage communications projects • Assist in production of online videos and other forms of content
Marketing Communications Internship • Research best practices and successful communications initiatives for blood donor centers • Assist with writing, editing, and project management of practice area newsletters and program materials • Assist with development of sponsor/donor/patient profiles and the management of Continuing Medical Education courses • Support development of DFCI’s quarterly physician enewsletter, including list management, content coordination, and reporting
Media Internship • Develop and distribute news materials to reporters • Learn and work with Vocus, a web-based publicity management system • Research, write and pitch targeted “hometowner” press releases • Organize news coverage clips and create post-event media books • Help with managing reporters during celebrity visits or promotional events
Photography Internship • Work directly with the staff photographer on photo shoots for print and Web • Learn and work with photo database management software • Post production image management with Adobe Lightroom
Requirements--Be enrolled in a college or master’s program for the duration of the internship
--Receive course credit for the internship
--Dedicate 20 hours per week, between M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., for 13 weeks
--Strong preference given to juniors, seniors, and graduate students
--Send cover letter, resume, writing samples or visual samples (for photo and video interns) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13, 2014 to apply for summer or fall 2014 internships. Please indicate your preferred internship position in the subject line.