Internship Opportunities

Graduate Level Social Media Marketing Internship Program

About the Program

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.  For more information please visit www.fredhutch.org.

We have two areas where students will be utilizing their social media marketing skills and experience:

 

  •  1.  Solid Tumor Translational Research (STTR) Program

 

Located at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the Solid Tumor Translational Research (STTR, www.nwsttr.org) program is comprised of investigators from four leading Northwest institutions - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Our multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team uses state-of-the-art technology and scientific innovation to turn laboratory findings, population studies and clinical insights into clinical practice. The goals of the program are to enhance the understanding of cancer biology and therapeutic responses and to identify personalized treatments that improve patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a graduate level Social Media Marketing intern to develop unique web content and utilize social media to connect with a new generation of people who should be thinking about health and science as a potential career, and/or gaining knowledge about cancer prevention and early detection to help their communities, families and networks. Our intern will interact with top scientists and clinicians in the field to help highlight Fred Hutch’s presence as one of the top cancer research centers nationwide, and to increase international awareness of our organization.  The intern will develop and implement strategies to increase STTR Cancer’s brand recognition, social media presence and influence, and report on metrics and outcomes of their work.  The intern will create and contribute content to the website, optimize website functionality, post and monitor content via various social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and use social networks for outreach and promotional campaigns.

 

  • 2.   Human Resources

 

Our mission as the Recruiting team is to support Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in our most important asset – our people. We attract, engage, and develop diverse, passionate, world-class talent to further the mission of our organizations.  

Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a graduate level Social Media Marketing intern to develop web content and utilize social media to connect with the community, highlight Fred Hutch’s presence as one of the top cancer research centers nationwide, and to attract and engage with world-class talent.  The intern will develop and implement strategies to increase the Recruiting team’s brand recognition, social media presence and influence, and report on metrics and outcomes of their work.  The intern will work on revamping the careers and internship website, create and contribute content to the website, optimize website functionality, post and monitor content via various social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and use social networks for outreach and promotional campaigns.

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate student currently enrolled in an MBA program or Business program with an emphasis in Marketing or Social Media is required.  Student must be currently enrolled and receive credit from their home institution.  Student must have experience in web design, social media, marketing, and the associated tools and programs to perform such work including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and/or Adobe CQ.  A strong interest in the mission of Fred Hutch and the Research and Healthcare industry a plus.

This is an unpaid, non-benefits eligible internship which starts as soon as the position is filled and requires a minimum of 20 hours a week for a roughly 10 week period.  Attendance for the duration of the program is required.

How to Apply

The online application will remain open until the positions are filled.

Please be sure to include a one page cover letter or personal statement, a paragraph outlining any and all marketing and social media experience, and your resume.

The link to the online application below will be active during the open application period:

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2014.  Check back for Fall 2014 application window.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please read this page completely and carefully before contacting us.  For questions about the program or application process, please contact: Scott Canavera, Internship Program Manager at scanaver@fhcrc.org.  Thank you for your interest!

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.