Public Relations Intern

Are you a current college student looking for a meaningful unpaid internship? Then come join the Colorectal Cancer Alliance team as our Public Relations Intern!

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime. We help patients, families, survivors, and caregivers navigate diagnosis and treatment options, connect them with those who can share experiences and knowledge, and identify resources to meet their needs. We partner with healthcare professionals and social influencers to raise awareness of preventative screening, and we collaborate with researchers to better understand the disease and fund critical research.  Our efforts are urgent, effective, and efficient because we believe that tomorrow can’t wait.

The responsibilities of this unpaid internship are:

  • Research new media contacts and update media database
  • Monitoring for media stories and ideas
  • Maintain media tracking reports and clippings
  • Craft media pitch angles
  • Assist with other media requests as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Currently attending a 4-year college/university
  • Studying marketing, communications, public relations, or journalism
  • Strong writing, research and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Past PR experience preferred, but not required



Position Type

Unpaid, must receive college credit for this internship

Timeframe / hours per week

10 hours per week

Spring 2024 Internship (January-May). Possibility to start earlier, if able.

Reports to

Senior Director of Communications & Public Relations

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to  Please include “Public Relations Intern " in the subject of the email.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is committed to providing a productive and professional environment in which volunteers and staff work together with mutual respect and appreciation of their diversity to achieve the mission of the organization. The Alliance believes it is important to be genuinely representative of the community we serve, and in the importance of creating programs and activities, and collateral materials, that are culturally sensitive and responsive to all communities’ needs. This is essential to increasing colorectal cancer prevention and survivorship rates. Furthermore, we strive for an inclusive environment where volunteers, staff, and others who support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance reflect the full diversity of people affected by colorectal cancer and feel welcome to share their talents, skills, and passions in pursuit of our mission.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.