Community Outreach and Engagement Internship

About the Program

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention offers the Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Internship as an experiential learning program in cancer-related COE. This unpaid internship, led by faculty and staff at the Ralph Lauren Center, is designed to provide immersive training in ongoing COE projects in the Lombardi Cancer Center catchment area.  The six-week program includes activities related to patient navigation, cancer-focused outreach, and health education. Trainees are expected to devote 20 hours/week to the internship including participation in 3-4 outreach events that may occur on weekday evenings/weekends. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and internships will start on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Program Features

  • Designed for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.
  • 6-week internship program:
    • Interns will spend two weeks in each of the following focus areas:
Patient Navigation
Community Outreach
Development/Refinement of Educational Material
Assist navigators in obtaining data on patient’s cancer history
Attend and assist staff in community outreach activities.Create presentations for communities with low health literacy.  
Create customized reports using data management software to evaluate the impact of patient navigation.Help identify and establish relationships with potential community partners.Create educational development presentations for patient navigators for breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
  • Interns will work closely with team members at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention in each of the three focus areas. 
  • Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate for their internship experience.

How to Apply

Interested students may submit an application below:

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