Cancer Data and Communication Internship

Islington, London
Start date:
Mon 16th January 2017
Office-based roles
Time commitment:
Three to four days a week
Posted on:

Please complete and return the internship application form by email to by midday on Wednesday 9 November.

Download the application form


We‘re looking for a self-motivated individual with strong numeracy and communication skills to help us deliver current and influential cancer information that is tailored to a range of audiences.

What will I be doing?

  • Exploring a new national dataset to find vital trends across cancer sites
  • Writing for the Science Blog section of the Cancer Research UK website to inform teams across the charity and the general public about important new findings
  • Providing statistics and tailoring their interpretation to a wide audience, including journalists, policy makers, health professionals, researchers and our supporters

What skills will I gain?

  • Gaining valuable experience of health statistics and supporting the life-saving work of a prestigious charity
  • Developing your ability to manage multiple priorities and handle tasks that are often high profile (e.g. press stories) to short deadlines
  • Strengthening your communication skills and perfecting the art of translating complex information into understandable content
  • Contributing to analytical projects using STATA and SQL with support from the team

What skills do I need?

  • Experience of analysing data and performing literature searches
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Confident communicator and a quick learner

Why we need you

Here at Cancer Research UK, our understanding of cancer is increasing at a faster pace than ever before, and more people are surviving their cancer thanks to the work we do. The Cancer Intelligence Team is one of the leading providers of cancer statistics in the UK and has an excellent reputation. We are looking for an intern to support our enquiries service, working in an often fast paced environment to provide concise and crucial information to a wide audience base. You’ll be responsible for finding trends in the cancer morphology dataset for England and will also write a blog that will be published on the Cancer Research UK website to let wider audiences know about your findings.

 How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, we would like someone who can commit to 3 - 4 days a week for 12 weeks, but this is flexible and open to discussion at interview.

Where will I be based?

You will be based at our head office in Islington, London, although the option of working from home can be discussed at interview if you need the internship to fit around existing commitments. 

How do I apply?

Please download and complete the internship application form and submit it to by midday on Wednesday 9 November.

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