International Tobacco Control (Prevention Policy) 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 individual with communications and project management experience to help us launch and deliver our new International Tobacco Economics Programme.

What will I be doing?

  • Creating and delivering a suite of communication materials for the new Tobacco Economics Programme
  • Conducting online research to find relevant international organisations, events, conferences and newsletters that can help promote the programme
  • Supporting with the development of the communications plan
  • Supporting the International Tobacco Control Officer in organising contributions and logistics for attendance at key international conferences and meetings, including 3 international workshops
  • Supporting the team with general project management and other tasks as requested

What skills will I gain?

  • Developing your knowledge of international tobacco control (research and capacity building in particular) in low and middle income countries, including key programmes, funders and governing instruments/ stakeholders
  • Producing print and online materials
  • Project management skills
  • Research and content writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to work within the programme’s brand, and be innovative with its use

What skills do I need?

  • An interest in developing communication material, with some previous experience
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong writing and organisational skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • An interest in tobacco control or international development/health

Why we need you

Tobacco remains one of the biggest causes of premature death and morbidity in the world, and Cancer Research UK has the challenging task of ensuring tobacco use continues to fall, both in the UK and globally. We’re looking for an intern to support us in launching and delivering the new Tobacco Economics Programme, which will help us achieve this objective.

We’re looking for someone who is eager to provide hands-on assistance with the delivery of this new programme by volunteering with the team to plan and deliver 3 key international workshops. You will be interested in communications and keen to help us successfully launch this new programme by developing communication materials and a database of target contacts.  

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, we would like someone who can commit to 3 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.

Why we need you

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Volunteering policy

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of honour, trust and mutual understanding.

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