Health Community Engagement (Talk Cancer) 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 proactive and organised intern with an interest in health promotion to support us with the development and implementation of a new health advocate scheme for Cancer Research UK staff.  

What will I be doing?

  • Creating a range of resources to support a new health advocate scheme for Cancer Research UK staff
  • Writing communications relating to the launch of the advocate scheme
  • Developing an online platform to be used by staff advocates
  • Planning the monitoring and evaluation of the advocate scheme
  • Implementing processes to enable ongoing management of the scheme
  • Assisting with researching marketing opportunities for Talk Cancer workshops and online course

What skills will I gain?

  • Project management skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Insight into planning and evaluating health promotion activities
  • Development of health promotion resources
  • Use of Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Experience of the charity’s range of Policy and Information work

What skills do I need?

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office applications
  • An interest in health promotion

Why we need you

Working at Cancer Research UK can often mean people assume you’re an expert in cancer awareness, regardless of what your role is. To support staff to feel confident when having simple conversations about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and screening, we’re developing a health advocate scheme. Staff will receive Talk Cancer training and share the information they learn with others, increasing the reach our key cancer awareness messages.

We’re looking for an intern to support the planning and implementation of this scheme, ahead of its launch in April. This will include creating resources, writing communications, developing an online platform and implementing all necessary processes for ongoing management and evaluation.

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, we would like someone who can commit to 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 for 1 or 2 days per week 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.

Why we need you

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