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Medical Affairs & Research Intern

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance seeks a part-time (minimum 24 hours/week, up to 32 hours/week), paid intern to assist our growing organization in fulfilling its mission. The Medical Affairs and Research Intern will work with the Medical Affairs Team coordinating and administering all aspects of peer-review grant efforts as well as with data analysis of patients’ surveys and other tasks in an effort to enhance our scientific affairs and research initiatives.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national organization committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime. We help patients and families, survivors and caregivers, navigate their diagnosis and treatment, connecting them with those who can share experiences and knowledge, address concerns, 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. The Medical Affairs and Research Intern is a critical member of the Program Department and directly contributes to the effort to fund critical research. Our efforts are urgent, effective and efficient because we believe that Tomorrow can’t wait™. 

Primary Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares materials for existing and new Requests For Applications.

  • Assist with obtaining suitable, topic-specific grant reviewers.

  • Performs basic data entry and ongoing database updates.

  • Survey web-based grant management platforms, master the applications and make recommendations for future adoption.

  • Use PubMed and other sources to perform literature reviews.

  • Analyze large excel datasets.

  • Synthesize complex findings into charts and graphs.

  •  Provides support to the Director of Medical Affairs managing calendars, tracking expenses and preparing meeting agendas.

  • Performs all other duties as required.

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees of the organization are expected to fulfill the following:

  • Gain a general understanding of colorectal cancer research, prevention and treatment; be an advocate for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and its mission.

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

  • Interact professionally with other employees, constituents, medical professionals, and vendors.

  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.

  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Specific Qualifications

  • This position is available as a spring/summer internship with a strong preference for someone who can continue through the following academic year.

  • B.A./B.S. degree or degree seeker in a science or public-health related field.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

  • Familiarity with statistical and research concepts (i.e. statistical significance)

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.

  • Driven to succeed and enjoys working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment with a proven ability to work independently, exercise professional judgement and discretion.

  • Team oriented, flexible, creative, positive, personable, and eager to learn.

Part-time: Must be available for a minimum of 24 hours/week. Strong preference given to candidates able to work 32 hours/week.


Washington, DC

Position Type

Part-time, non-exempt

Paid Internship

Reports to

Senior Director of Medical Affairs

How to apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance(dot)org.  Please include "Medical Affairs and Research Intern" in the subject of the email. Applications missing this will not be considered.

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