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Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Address Line 1: 20 Overland St
Address Line 2:
City: Boston
State: MA
Zip: 02215

Program(s): Communication - Human Services

Industry: Marketing

Class Levels
Sophomore: Y
Junior: Y
Senior: Y
Graduate: Y
Most recent intern's responsibilities
Work with patients and families who are being treated at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Plan art and other activities for patients, siblings, and parents. Support patients and their families as they go through treatment.
Work with children being treated at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at the pediatric Jimmy Fund Clinic. Create therapeutic relationships with the children and their families through play and art.
Description of duties: • Write news and feature stories for Inside the Institute, DFCI Online (the intranet) and other publications produced by the Communications Department • Cover events and file reports for staff information and coverage in publications • Contribute ideas to weekly story meetings • Assist with the distribution of all publications at central locations throughout the Institute • Write stories for Dana-Farber electronic and print media about patient-related initiatives • Fact check reported stories • Provide administrative support, including electronic filing, issue archiving and other related tasks • Write, edit and proofread communications projects including brochures, posters, print and electronic ads and other collateral • Assist in production of communications videos as needed (including script writing or review, logistical support and on location assistance)