Positions, Internships, and Fellowships

We have the following openings:

Health Policy Manager or Director:

Terrific opportunity for former Capitol Hill staffer who wants to influence health policy and the quality of medical care while working more reasonable hours!

Must have experience working on Capitol Hill or with Hill staff.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.  The ideal candidate will have at least one year of Capitol Hill experience working on health issues (preferably 3+ years working on or with Capitol Hill staff) and will have an educational background that includes knowledge of medicine, health policy, or public health.

Apply now for a position beginning in March. Send a resume and cover letter explaining how your experience fits with our work and including your available start date and salary requirements to info@center4research.org. The National Center for Health Research is a nonprofit think tank that conducts research, analyzes research, explains the implications of research to policy makers, their staff, the media, and the public.  We do not accept funding from pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, or chemical companies.  For more information about our Center, see www.center4research.org and www.stopcancerfund.org.  For more information about our policy work, see the policy and media sections of those websites.  Our office is in Washington, DC next to Farragut Square, convenient to red, orange, blue and silver metro lines.

Salary commensurate with experience and relevant skills.

No calls please.


Fellow (PhD, MD, MPH, or ABD):

Terrific opportunity for someone with a PhD, MD, MPH or similar graduate degree who recently completed their degree or post-doc or wants to move into the policy arena. Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience with federal agencies!

We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in quantitative research who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders.  A doctorate or ABD in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or a closely related field is required.  Excellent understanding of public health statistics and oral as well as written communication skills are also required.  Grant-writing skills are a plus. $50,000/year plus benefits for full-time work (must be 32 or 40 hours per week).  Must be willing to commit for 6 months or 12 months, and will be eligible for promotion.  Our office is a few blocks from the White House.

Apply now for a Fellowship beginning in early 2020.  Send a resume and cover letter to info@center4research.org. For more information about our Center, see www.center4research.org and www.stopcancerfund.org. For more information about our policy work, see the policy and media sections of those websites.  Include your available starting date and numbers of hours per week in your cover letter. Please note: this is not a telecommuting position.

No calls please.


Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Internships are available for undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates, as well as professionals on sabbatical or making a career change. They must be available at least 24 hours/wk for at least 3 months. Most summer internships are at least 32 hrs/week.

Interns and fellows are usually not paid but are given a transportation subsidy to defray the costs of commuting to our office in Washington, DC, near the White House.

As an intern or fellow at the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, you will learn to do one or more of the following:

  • Scrutinize research and translate findings into easy to understand, user-friendly articles on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and disease management.
  • Work with coalitions and coordinate with cancer service providers, researchers, and advocates both nationally and locally in Washington, D.C.
  • Educate opinion leaders and policy makers on issues relating to cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Prepare press releases and other media materials to ensure the timely and accurate dissemination of information about cancer prevention and treatment and health policies.
  • Manage social media to raise awareness about cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Assist with all aspects of our Annual Foremother and Health Hero Awards luncheon at the historic Mayflower Hotel
  • Assist with fundraising to help prevent cancer and help patients find the best treatments
  • Research answers to questions sent to us through our Health Hotline.

In addition to assisting staff, interns may be permitted to develop and carry out their own projects, provided they further the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund’s mission.

Most CPTF internships are unpaid, with a small public transportation stipend.  However, in Fall 2018, we are accepting applications for the Janice Bilden Cancer Prevention internship:  This internship is limited to a graduate student or young professional with a graduate degree.  This intern will focus on reviewing new studies and updating our web articles to reflect the latest research on cancer prevention, including diet, exercise, and other health habits as well as avoiding dangerous exposures. Stipend is $500/month for 3-6 months.  For more information about our internships and application procedure, see http://www.center4research.org/about-us/jobs-fellowships-internships-volunteers/

If you’re interested in an internship, please send a resume and cover letter describing the dates and time commitment (hrs/week) you are available to info@stopcancerfund.org. As with most non-profits, internship stipends are rarely available, so please describe any financial requirements.