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Intern: Office of Translational Research, Administration


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

We are seeking multiple energetic, responsible interns to join our team, Office of Translational Research (OTR). STTR creates environments which enable researchers and clinicians to accelerate scientific discovery, translate it into cures and research advances which significantly improve patient outcomes and quality of life. We do this by focusing on three key areas:
Build seamless infrastructure to optimize and speed translational research
Strengthening tumor-specific translational research programs, and
Strengthening partnerships between Seattle-area and regional translational research institutions.
We are recruiting a Marketing/Communications intern to support STTR team members with development and implementation of outreach and communication strategies related to our infrastructure tools like:

The goal of this internship is to increase awareness and use of all OTR offerings, across our over 500 clinical and research members. The work includes activities such as: one-on-one meetings with investigators, creation of “personas” (categories of users), outreach plans, and training and promotional materials. We are looking for full-time interns, 40 hours per week, from June 13th through August 12th, 2022 .


  • Support the OTR team with developing communication strategies and implementing outreach goals
  • Develop tools and methods for collecting data such as web-based surveys, and user experience questionnaires
  • Conduct user interviews (current and/or potential), and follow up as needed
  • Create graphical representations of user data
  • Build a resource database
  • Design physical and electronic outreach and training materials
  • Create and edit content for outreach and information sharing on team websites
  • Monitor and manage social media platforms, managing content and followers for outreach
  • Event coordination support for research meetings and community events
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and other group meetings as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Communications/Marketing, Information Science, or similar program
  • Event coordination support for research meetings and community events
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organized individual with attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic about speeding research
  • Self-starter
  • Can manage multiple projects with competing deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of genetics and biology
  • Experience with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, user communities)
  • Experience working with one of the following programs is highly desired: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Manager, YouTube, Smartsheet or comparable programs
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access
  • Experience with analytical tools

A cover letter stating your interest is highly recommended
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.